Paleo Retiree writes:

  • Interesting how much some of these pathetic (if also zany) Brutalist Yugoslavian monuments — shown here in photos by Jan Kempenaers — resemble contemporary chic architecture. Coincidence?
  • An interview with journalist Colin Flaherty, who has been tracking the Knockout Game phenom for longer than almost anyone else. Fabrizio del Wrongo shared some thoughts about the Knockout Game and the media’s response to it.
  • Is it debt or interest that’s the real problem?
  • Are we hardwired to feel peaceful when in the countryside?
  • In praise of walking and walkability.
  • Steve Sailer wants to know: why does there have to be only one minimum wage? Why not different minimum wages for different locales, and for different situations?
  • Hey, let’s merge with Canada. Because the U.S. isn’t big enough already, I guess.
  • Greg Cochran on that mysterious population, the Basques.
  • Meet the restaurant with the world’s longest waiting list.
  • The always interesting HBD*Chick on the very interesting Emmanuel Todd. What is the relationship between family types and political structures?
  • Lloyd Fonveille enjoyed “Nebraska” but didn’t love “American Hustle.”
  • Will S. examines some of the problems with boycotts.
  • Camille Paglia’s latest. Have at it, fans and haters.
  • The Question Lady and I spend ‘way too much time watching true-crime docs  from Investigation Discovery. (We both enjoyed true-crime books back in the genre’s publishing heyday too.) Watching tales of murder can be a strangely satisfying way to  drift off at the end of a day. Our current faves, both of them available on Netflix: “Behind Mansion Walls,” juicy tales of upper-crust misbehavior selected and hosted by the witty and amusing Christopher Mason; and “Sins & Secrets,” a clone of the late, great “City Confidential,” sharing that series’ special emphasis on lore about the place where a murder took place. If a murder occurred in Fayetteville, N.C., you’ll meet the people, follow the story — and you’ll learn a decent amount about Fayetteville too.

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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2 Responses to Linkage

  1. Will S. says:

    Ugh. Diane Francis has been beating this drum for decades now; she never stops.

    Most of us Canadians are NOT in favour of negating the very reason for our nation’s existence (to be North Americans who have the Crown, and who are not American); no matter how many passionate pleas she makes, we will keep ignoring her call for American annexation.


  2. Will S. says:

    Re: the Steve Sailer article, so you only have one minimum wage level for all of the U.S.? Wow! Here, it at least varies from province to province, which, given the different taxation levels, only stands to reason…


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