Greetings. I blog as “Patrick” at Popehat. Unlike my co-blogger Ken, I prefer not to share my real name. Unlike the remainder of Radley’s stellar cast of guest bloggers, I prefer not to mention much about myself. Trust me, you’re not missing much.
I have come to dedicate a portion of this blog, as a final resting place for links that gave their lives that this nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that I should do this.
- “I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.”
- When the President told us, “The private sector is doing fine,” sophistos defended him by pointing out that it is, in contrast to the wretched, awful state of the public sector. Turns out he got that part wrong too.
- The Eyeballing Game was developed to help woodworkers improve their ability to assess angles. It therefore has no business being such a compelling waste of time.
- Little Things We Can All Do To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint. This invokes Poe’s Law on many levels.
- Speaing of Poe’s Law, the reason we don’t have a “fake Rupert Murdoch” twitter feed is that no satirist could beat the genuine article. “Do not forget July Fourth and remember to read the Declaration of Independence aloud. At least once!”
- What a life … and what an obituary!
- Scientific survey detects the most hysterical overreaction to Thursday’s health care ruling.
- “Inside the flat a fruity voice was reading out a list of figures which had something to do with the production of pig-iron. The voice came from an oblong metal plaque like a dulled mirror which formed part of the surface of the right-hand wall. Winston turned a switch and the voice sank somewhat, though the words were still distinguishable. The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely.“
Up next: puppies!