Interesting interview with some guy who wrote a Lincoln book. The part that I liked is about 3/4 of the way down:
I decided I would try and piece together this Lincoln Heritage Trail that my parents had taken me on when I was a kid. I tried to find a map. I looked on the Internet, asked everyone I could. Couldn't find anything about the Lincoln Heritage Trail.Yes, I live on the Lincoln Heritage Trail, thank you very much. I think I need to read this book now, too.
via Arts & Letters Daily, which if you are an
unrepentant web surfer like me, and you like to read more than the latest Fark
headline ("Guess the plot. Article contains the words 'Bowling,' 'Drunk,'
'Trailer,' 'Grandkids,' 'Shooting,' 'Leroy' and 'Dreads.' Difficulty: West
Virginia") you really should be checking regularly.
So, Fark tells me that there was a triple murder in Reno last weekend. One of the primary suspects turns out to be a former McQueen High School football player.
In order to fulfill the name of this website, I have decided to list the best Dire Straits songs for posterity.
Ok, let's do a comparison to the Dire
Straits greatest hits cd... Well, they got Brothers in Arms, Romeo and
Juliet and Tunnel of Love right. These are not Dire Straits best songs,
though. It makes me happy to know that with a CD burner, I can make my own
dang greatest hits cd, and avoid the even-numbered tracks on Communique.
Something tells me, though, that the RIAA is not happy that I can do that,
even though I do own just about all of Dire Straits' stuff...
Not much from me recently, I admit. I've been busy -- or was that lazy? Hrmm.. Anyway, I have been silent long enough. It is necessary for me to pronounce that the Great Outdoor Fight is genius. If there isn't such a thing, there should be.
So, when I read complaints like this one, (oh, and by the way, Jeremy, that's not a rant. To be a rant, IMHO, you need to go on a bit longer, at least three paragraphs.) I wonder why on earth anyone would want to be an academic, anyway? Sure, there's the long summers, and tenure, but...
What I'm really getting at is, if you are even considering a career in the
academy, you simply must read Lucky Jim,
which I had never heard of until I came across
article via Arts & Letters a while back.
I found it at a used book sale later, and though it sat on my shelf for a while,
I got around to reading it about the same time I was writing my seminar paper
last semester. (no commenting on how I might have gotten a better grade had
I not been reading novels, now!) Now that I'm writing another seminar
paper, it is foremost in my mind. Really, read it. It's great.
What the hell is wrong with people?
"This is awesome," said Bobby Large, 24, of Greenwood. "This is the craziest thing I have seen in sports live in a long time. I was sitting there watching TV with a friend. He and I just looked at each other. We couldn't believe it was actually happening."I mean, what the hell? "This is awesome"????
As if I needed another reason to quit watching the NBA. Problem is,
really, is baseball that much better? I'm a big Cardinals fan, but I've never
really gone to any games there. This makes me not want to. This is just
sickening. I'm not gonna say one side is to blame more than the other --
frankly, I think it's a systemic thing. Everybody's to blame. And it's
really hard for me to justify to myself being part of that system.
Note to self: The statement, "I'm a reasonable person" is roughly akin to
<JoeIsuzu>"Trust me"</JoeIsuzu>, meaning precisely the
opposite of its dictionary meaning.
Oh no! Now the Europeans have resorted to beheading, too! Proof positive that they're on the other side...
Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...
These are the sites that I read the most:
Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon