Blowhard, Esq. writes:
- Just as the right to marry has seen its stock skyrocket on the Universal Fundamental Human Rights Market over the past decade, the right to free speech has been plummeting. (H/T Fabrizio)
- Steve Donoghue on the David Foster Wallace Reader: “There isn’t a page of this enormous book, not a single paragraph, that sounds human. All of it so incredibly, so glaringly ‘written’ that it all seems like a parody of the very thing Wallace was implicitly cautioning his students against.”
- Looking forward to the day when architects realize they’re supposed to design buildings, not avant-garde sculpture.
- P.J. O’Rourke wonders if yoga teachers should be required to get licenses.
- The stereo receiver I grew up with looked a lot like this one.
- The secret room where a bored Michelangelo doodled on the walls.
- It’s funny how the nerds who get so worked up over canon are also the most likely to be dismissive of religious dogma. Are they aware that the very idea of “canon” is imported from theology?
- A colorized photo of a newsstand circa 1942.