5. Chatter elsewhere

  • THE HALF-LIFE OF SPAM COMMENTS.
    by Dr. Boli on November 22, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    How long do they last, those boilerplate texts that spam commenters use in their attempted blog postings? We have already seen that many of them seem […]

  • America's first military intelligence chief?
    by Peter on November 22, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    In a blog post yesterday, my friend Cedar Sanderson asked "What are you reading?"  In her own list of books, she mentioned this:Major General […]

  • Where we stayed
    by Amy Welborn on November 22, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Where to stay in Copan and Gracias Honduras

  • Which groups should Not be allowed to vote?
    by Bruce Charlton on November 22, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    I heard that a recent opinion poll reported that about half of young people believe that 'old people' (such as myself) should not be allowed to vote […]

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
    by Chuck Pergiel on November 22, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Left: The Malaysian lawyer and activist Grace Subathirai Nathan, whose mother was on board MH370. Right: Blaine Gibson, an American who has mounted a […]

  • DMV
    by Chuck Pergiel on November 22, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    California Bob reports:So now I'm apparently one of those feeble guys who can barely navigate the DMV to get a driver's license.My license expired in […]

  • some useless information supposed to fire my imagination
    by Chuck Pergiel on November 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    The Rolling Stones Satisfaction (I Cant Get No) Organized retail crime costs retailers nearly $778,000 per $1 billion in sales . . . (don't follow […]

  • It didn’t go through
    by Isegoria on November 22, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    I was not expecting Tesla’s new “cybertruck” to look like this: “As processing power grows,” Paul Graham quipped, […]

  • On More Airbrushing
    by Robbo on November 22, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Greetings, my fellow port swillers! So Ol’ Robbo sees this article this morning: W&L Students Demand Right To Strip George Washington And […]

  • No Need To Wonder, Love
    by Kim du Toit on November 22, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Continuing with my ongoing fascination for sexbots and how they’re going to change society comes this conclusion, from a chick[...]

  • Applause, Please
    by Kim du Toit on November 22, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Tell me that you haven’t felt this way about corporate (or government-) intransigence at least once in your life, and[...]

  • Five Worst Inventions
    by Kim du Toit on November 22, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    In ascending order of stupidity: horse-drawn aircraft multiple-blade razors safety catches for revolvers hate crime laws Marxism Your suggestions […]

  • Caption Competition #99
    by Kim du Toit on November 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Your suggestions in Comments.

  • Special Pre-Doom Friday — Bloated Tranny Edition
    by Briggs on November 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Once again, I am overwhelmed with Doom. Once a week isn’t enough for all the items; all I can do is highlight the items that move us fastest […]

  • But what if the power goes out?
    by Peter on November 22, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Having had some little (very little) experience with ships, boats and such things, I couldn't help doing a double-take at the news that paper […]

  • Against candy-ass Christianity
    by Edward Feser on November 22, 2019 at 2:16 am

    The Mr. Rogers biopic, with Tom Hanks in the starring role, comes out this week and has been getting a lot of positive attention – in some […]

  • It’s Always Sketchy In Philadelphia
    by Robbo on November 22, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Greetings, my fellow port swillers! Ol’ Robbo has had occasion from time to time to note that there is something about his person that seems […]

  • Peggy and Pageantry 
    by Unknown on November 22, 2019 at 1:33 am

    I think there are certain Beltway types who are smitten by ritual and by "historic" proceedings, even if the substance is banal. Peggy Noonan seems […]

  • First stage done
    by Unknown on November 21, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    I got to the station. Looks like the train is on time or close to it. I’m surprised I made such good time because when I was on the way out of town […]

  • Crowther wanted to connect better with his daughters
    by Isegoria on November 21, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Fenton Wood recently mentioned that his latest novel includes a labyrinth chapter “incorporating classical myths, video game lore,” etc. […]

  • "it's not fair"
    by Unknown on November 21, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    The last discussion article in Policy and Law was this one The thing that stuck out to me? For one, the researcher went in expecting people wanted […]

  • The Luciferic Ahrimanic double-whammy that has (partly or wholly) destroyed all institutions (including churches)
    by Bruce Charlton on November 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    One of Rudolf Steiner's most valuable insights was that evil has an older Luciferic and a more modern Ahrimanic form.Luciferic evil is instinctive, […]

  • Is fake meat yet another dietary disaster waiting to happen?
    by Peter on November 21, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    An Austrian research team has just produced a report that demonstrates the extreme danger of dietary errors, and exposes the damage they can do.A […]

  • Ready, but not
    by Unknown on November 21, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    I have everything packed, all that remains is to stick a couple bottles of water in my carry on and gather up the in-progress project and put it in. […]

  • Just Being Neighborly…
    by profmondo on November 21, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Gray Collegiate Academy is a public charter high school in Lexington County, about 45 minutes from Mondoville. According to WACH-TV in Real City, […]

  • On the road
    by Amy Welborn on November 21, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    …and then in the air. Four hour drive to the airport from here (they say) and then a couple flights and then boom! Home! Which will be great, […]

  • Nah, Bring It On
    by Kim du Toit on November 21, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Found via Insty (thankee, Stephen) these words of wisdom come from Bill Maher: “Lately we’ve been hearing more and more[...]

  • Pissing It All Away
    by Kim du Toit on November 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I love stories like this one, just not for the reasons you might think. Michael Carroll scooped the £9.7 million[...]

  • Mother Of The Year
    by Kim du Toit on November 21, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Imagine locking your kids in a room and leaving them unattended just so you can go to a hotel and[...]

  • The Lessons Of Clovis And His Anti-Arian Army: Part II– Guest Post by Ianto Watt
    by Briggs on November 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Read Part I Who are in these other unmentionable vehicles mentioned last time? Who else could be headed to the same GPS co-ordinates as the Humvee […]

  • When moonbats defy science, medicine and reality
    by Peter on November 21, 2019 at 11:47 am

    The American Civil Liberties Union sent this tweet a couple of days ago, on the occasion of International Mens Day.Just for their information, the […]

  • Strange Plots 10
    by mrsdarwin on November 21, 2019 at 5:34 am

    My mother came into the kitchen to get ready for work and stopped in consternation at the sight of me at the table, breakfast and coffee to hand, […]

  • And on the last day…
    by Amy Welborn on November 21, 2019 at 2:39 am

    …we climbed a smaller hill, did Spanish homework, and rested. Perhaps we should have gone back today, but I had no idea how much time […]

  • Propaganda: A Movie and a Franchise
    by Joseph Moore on November 20, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Brief update before this unrelated post: revised, and revised again, the outline for the proposed book on Catholic education, and began to revise and […]

  • Clarity of insight - something attainable (albeit not hold-able)
    by Bruce Charlton on November 20, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    If this mortal life is fit for purpose; it must be about experiencing and learning rather than attaining and holding.So we can achieve clarity of […]

  • A potential issue
    by Albert on November 16, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Guest post from Tallis Lately, I have been researching 2 volcanoes and have found something disturbing to myself for a variety of reasons. I’m […]

  • Mercurious
    by Albert on November 9, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    It is a strange one. Metals are shiny, and this one certainly is, in a dark-grey, silvery way. It is so shiny that it can even be used as a telescope […]

  • Magmatic intrusion at Greip
    by Carl on November 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    As some has noted there has been quite a bit of activity in the last week at a volcanic feature that we have chosen to call Greip located north of […]