Ace dot mu dot nu IMHO only the first of these makes any sense.
I had been alternately diddling inside and out, and thinking and writing about preparedness. I came inside, sat down at my desk and refreshed American Digest. For a split second, I did not understand. And then I typed drudge… . I hit the top link– there were only three at the time– and looked at
Kat & Tony’s weekly newsletter from Penang, Malaysia, mentioned natural disasters and survival. They noted that most “survival situations” are resolved within 72 hours. (Mississippi’s Emergency Management agency’s motto is “The first 72 are on you.”) They also linked a video from Uncharted Supply Company promoting a bug out bag (BOB), Seventy2. As I have
“We’re not going to have coffee in 30 years to grow where it grows right now so we try to start growing it in other places and learn how to grow it ourselves,” he said. “And that’s the backup plan for caffeine.” STARKVILLE Daily News https://www.starkvilledailynews.com/entertainment/the-people-s-cup-looks-to-brew-coffee-appreciation/article_65cf19a8-526c-11e9-b6ad-6f180de5f27e.html That’s the plan, Stan.
Flout: verb (used with object) to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock: to flout the rules of propriety. Flaunt: verb (used with object) to parade or display ostentatiously: to flaunt one’s wealth.
… to the soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy during a campaign stop… No. It does not matter that I *know* what the author of that sentence *meant.* That someone can write that– let alone (presumably) re-read it– and not be aware that it is f*cked is almost beyond belief. But I live in
Our little town– not the village, the town– has three pharmacies. When we moved here, we chose to do business with the small, not-a-chain one. Customer service was pretty good (although screwups were made) and there was a nice little selection of drug store stuff. Soon after the passing of a certain piece of legislation,
There’s a term for this poppycock, “presentism*”– the tendency to interpret the past in presentist terms– and it’s moronic (no offense to AoSHQ morons). The idea that one needs to go looking in crappy old children’s books to discover whatever -ism you’re looking for today… . Augh. Forget it. Not worth my time. *As I
I can disregard this email even if I have no intension to download the Gmail app, and I don’t need your permission to do so.
Furthermore, the [program] founders understood that if wonder deserts the student at any step in the educational process, that education loses its proper form. It becomes a mechanical art, a burden to the student rather than a joy. Wonder is thus not only the beginning but also the sustaining principle of the best education, because
There is a tremendous amount of unnecessary verbiage on the world wide web.
In today’s Drudgework Monday we’ll do a lot of ironing, review some movies, and muse about civilization. Twenty-two point eight five gigs– that’s how much ironing I did this weekend. I do not mind ironing. I have to be in the right mood, and the weather has to cooperate, but given those, it’s not a
Good morning, Dear Readers (with a special shout out to fellow dog lover, Steve)! It’s shaping up to be a beautiful day here on Farther Along Farm. This morning Missy, Rocky & I did something different– we trucked down to the Pond Pasture. And when I say “trucked,” I mean that the dogs and I
No name is more famous in American politics than “Kennedy.” The Kennedys are a powerful, elite family in American politics that have held many political positions. They’re both loved and despised. Needless to say, John Kennedy (often known as “JFK”) was born into great wealth because of his familial ties. https://www.finance101.com/richest-presidents/29/ Linked from PJMedia.com. I’m
Alternative title: High Information Citizens At lunch today, Mr. Big Food and I were discussing the results from a recent survey conducted by The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. It was a survey testing American citizens’ knowledge of civics. The irony of this organization conducting this survey was not lost on either of us. (We
Any bibliophile can tell you that half the pleasure of a well-curated bookshelf is in the sorting. Sarah Rose Sharp, Hyperallergic, February, 14, 2019 This is true. There’s a whole table in the Living Room dedicated to books which I have cleaned, wondered why I had placed them in such & such a location, and
The preferred model of the smart person is someone whose living space is overwhelmed with books – piled on tables, chairs, shelves, heaped in the corner. Occasionally the occupant will think “now, what was it that Arnold Hasgrove said about agrarian populism in the late 19th century? I just saw that book – ah, it
Another easy way to prevent bird impacts is simply to keep your household or apartment lights off from dusk until dawn. Andrew Del-Colle, “Three Ways You Can Help Migrating Birds This Fall,” August, 2018. I like birds just as much as the next bird lover, but that’s just stupid. To begin, a spot of editing is