Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes:

  • An interesting history of the index card. Dinosaur that I am, and despite going around with an iPhone in my pocket, I’m still a regular user of 3×5 cards. It’s a big inconvenience that most index cards sold in office-supply stores these days are made of such thin card stock that they can’t be written on while being held in the palm of the hand. So I’m stuck buying either these really nice but expensive cards from Levengers or these somewhat cheaper but still nice cards from Amazon.
  • With his latest book, bad-boy novelist Bret Easton Ellis has lost one of his early fans. Has he become, well, too white?
  • Predictably, globalist/po-mo propagandists are making noises in favor of repairing Notre Dame’s roof and spire with steel, glass and zigzags. Steve Sailer gives one such thinker a going-over.
  • Take a look at what the globalist/po-mo set is going to be building next to Manhattan’s American Museum of Natural History. As my wife said, “Why do they want everyplace to look the same?”
  • This makes a whole lot more sense to me.
  • Teen Vogue, most important political publication of our era.
  • Given how hysterical and irresponsible most of their Russiagate claims were,  I was pleased to see the New York Times publish this editorial and the Washington Post publish that one.
  • Here’s a good, quick survey of some of what the press has gotten wrong about collusion and obstruction.
  • Glenn Greenwald checks in.
  • Despite the Mueller findings I don’t think this is likely to happen.
  • Was it racism at Columbia/Barnard, or just campus safety officers doing their job?
  • White Nationalists rampage in Chicago!
  • Those damn white male chefs, is there no end to the misery they cause?
  • Nope, nothing sinister about this.
  • Interesting to learn that Israel doesn’t give a damn about Global Warming.
  • Thumbs up to this humorous and brainy chat between two brilliant evolutionary psychologists, Gad Saad and Geoffrey Miller.
  • I recently enjoyed this Timothy Taylor lecture series for The Great Courses. It’s a survey of world economic conditions since World War II that’s meant to add some depth to your daily scan of the newspaper. Taylor, who has a lot of boyish enthusiasm, keeps things consistently informative and unpretentious, and he has a healthy — an open and uninsistent —  attitude towards mainstream academic econ. So: nothing radical, nothing mind-blowing, and the course has one very real drawback, which is that it was recorded in early 2008, before the financial collapse. But it’s very helpful and enjoyable anyway, and it’s currently being offered for a very good price.

About Paleo Retiree

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

  1. Warren Sikes says:

    Brett Easton Ellis is a “MAGA grifter”? Ahhhh yes, the very lucrative “Maybe the world isn’t ending because Trump’s president and you’re over-reacting”” grift.

    As opposed to the rest of the mainstream media gas-lighting the country in regards to Russian collusion for ratings and clicks.


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