Tag Archives: The Great Courses


Paleo Retiree writes: Steve Sailer wonders what’s become of the world of college debating competitions. Why does hula-hoopin’ YouTube sweetheart Katie Sunshine feel she has to perform in Haiti?  An oral history of “Deliverance,” book and movie. A lot of fat kids today … Continue reading

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Cocktail Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: At a fun upscale — but not too upscale — Mexican restaurant in Goleta, CA, a tamarind margarita: Note the non-traditional glass as well as the absence of a lime slice. Although I’m someone who usually avoids … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The purified souls in Purgatory, from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, c. 1412-1416 Related I’ve been enjoying The Great Courses’ lecture on the High Middle Ages. TGC also has a course on the Late Middle … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned from World History

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: As I mentioned way back here, I’ve been avoiding television and radio in an effort to wean myself from idiocy. As part of that effort, I’ve been partaking of some of the Great Courses offered by The Teaching Company. … Continue reading

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