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Politics and Higher Education (Fishes and Bicycles)

Fenster writes: The American Way of Higher Education is a lot more about letting a hundred flowers bloom than the heavy hand of central government.  Certainly we are a lot more freewheeling than China, where the government and the party … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Head-line Du Jour. One of the better ways to deal with our out-of-control lords and masters is to ridicule and tease them, IMHO. Alex Beam shows how. Renegade publisher Chip Smith delivers a great q&a with the … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: The Soviet erotic alphabet. Great to see that the smart and cantankerous Will S. is blogging again. More on Bitcoin. The alternative-currency meme has really become something. Joys of multiculturalism, cont. And more. The things some people … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: I recently had dinner with Lady and Sir Barken Hyena at animal in West L.A. All three of us recommend the shrimp and rabbit sausage spring roll in the green curry sauce. Awesome gallery of vintage beer ads from … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: JayMan attempts an answer to this question: How much do inbreeding and outbreeding have to do with a society’s cohesiveness? Some bliss of recent vintage for Roger Federer fans. How does he make some of those shots? … Continue reading

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Is Anyone Cool Anymore?

Brundle Guy writes: A couple of years ago a friend of mine, for the purposes of this article we’ll call him Ryan, was being transferred by his job. He was regaling another friend and I with the story of a … Continue reading

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