Thursday Links …

I’d try this: Review: Cheesy Bread Cones at Fantasmic! in Disney’s Hollywood Studios Can this be real? A 19th Century Telephone Network Covered Stockholm in Thousands of Phone Lines Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Get Around Hotel Wi-Fi Blocks and Use…

Wednesday Links …

Colour photographs of Shackleton’s Antarctica The Davis Residence by Miller Hull In 1907, Houdini’s Rochester, NY Bridge Jump was caught on film, making it one of his diciest escapes ever to be recorded. Airline Cancellations Aren’t to Save Money, But…

Monday Links …

21-Window Deluxe Volkswagen Type 2 – Silodrome The Greatest Line Every ‘Simpsons’ Character Ever Delivered – The Wire The Simpsons and the American Man: The Tragedy of Sideshow Bob – Esquire P.W. Akkerman #24 Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen Fountain Pen Ink Review…

Great Point re: Who Is Important

This is a brilliant point. And it retrospect it seems so obvious. Quotation of the Day…: “You can tell for whose benefit an institution is run by looking at who gets the closest parking spaces. At universities the students get…

Mencken On Politicians And Fears

And to think he wrote this nearly 100 years ago. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all…

A Classic Discussion re: Recycling

This podcast from 2007 (Drs. Roberts and Munger) is fantastic. Recently enjoyed it again. Also see: Michael Munger, Think Globally, Act Irrationally: Recycling Munger on Recycling – EconTalk – Library of Economics and Liberty: “Mike Munger, professor of economics and…

Megan McArdle on the Knee-Defender Story

When I first read about these things I figured this story was inevitable. As I read Ms. McArdle’s column I found myself in 100% agreement with her. Fighting for Legroom at 40,000 Feet – Bloomberg View:”Let’s review some airline etiquette…