Blowhard, Esq. writes:
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson fancies himself to be James Madison. He might as well have said, “I’ve never read a history book and I know nothing about human psychology.”
- Speaking of, judge Richard Posner, one of our era’s most distinguished jurists and perennial name as a possible Nobel laureate for his contributions to the law and economics field, sees “absolutely no value” to spending one second studying the Constitution. It’s almost refreshing when the Lizard People let the mask slip and say what’s really on their minds. As anyone who pays attention to upper echelons of the federal courts knows, the justices have long treated the Constitution is a mere pretext at best.
- Christiane Amanpour loses it. Cartman reacts.
- Via Callowman, I enjoyed this analysis on the resurgence of nationalism.
- ShouldIMoveToPortland.com, is a helpful website created by Portlanders to help you make the difficult decision of whether to move to the famous whitopia. I bet 99% of Portlanders sincerely believe this and I bet that same 99% thinks Trump and Brexiters are evil for wanting to restrict immigration.
- Some dude watches FIGHT CLUB and determines not only is Tyler Durden not real, it’s turtles all the way down, man. This method of film criticism (or, more accurately, film engagement), like the Pixar theory or the Tarantino one, is very odd to me. For these film nerds, movies are not works of art to appreciate via the traditional elements of plot, character, tone, mood, etc. — they’re puzzles to decode. Or maybe the better metaphor is that the movies are the raw material for their film nerd fan fiction or DJ remix.
- Let’s turn it over to Lightnin’ Hopkins and Amédé Ardoin to play us out: