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    Archive for July, 2006

    15 Good Adaptations

    Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

    A list of 15 books that lived up to expectations on the screen. I don’t agree with all the selections, but it’s an interesting list nonetheless.

    Alcohol in Ancient Rome

    Monday, July 24th, 2006

    One of my new favorite web sites (World History Blog) reviews an article at one of my oldest favorite sites: Modern Drunkard Magazine. The topic: Drunkus Maximus: The Power and Purpose of Alcohol in Ancient Rome. Interesting (albeit off-color) stuff, especially if you like history and drinking (my two majors in college). There’s a bogus [...]

    Specter of the Middle Ages

    Monday, July 24th, 2006

    Some of you have probably heard that Arlen made a false accusation against the Catholic Church during a stem cell debate. It’s another instance of someone invoking the Middle Ages (negatively, of course), and it turns out that the accusation is wrong. Typically, the accusation is imprecise: “In the Middle Ages, they flogged girls who [...]

    Abolish the Universities

    Monday, July 24th, 2006

    Once in awhile, Lew Rockwell runs a great piece. This is one of them: A Modest Proposal To Abolish Universities. I had a lot of great excerpts to choose from, but went with this one: See, first you learn that you have to finish twelve years of grade school and high school. The point is [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

    The man without God is a laughable opponent in the battle against evil. He sends bugle boys to fight trained warriors. Positive thinking, coping skills, and group therapy flail away comically against a smirking Legion. Anonymous

    The Empty Eudemon

    Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

    I planned to blog a little this evening, but no luck. I surfed and surfed, but found little. Crocheted g-strings (warning: Site not suitable for novices in The Custody of the Eyes class), a swinger’s convention, and a porn dumping in Belgium. Hardly the stuff I want to write about as I try to restore [...]

    The Exhausted Eudemon

    Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

    Well, I’m back from the three days of debauchery. I rolled in a little while ago, after a 2.5 hour drive from Mt. Pleasant and the Soaring Eagle Casino, where I lost $50 and got to bed at 11:30, which is about two hours past my bedtime. It’s better than my brother, who dropped $300 [...]

    Casino Eudemon

    Friday, July 21st, 2006

    Today, I leave for my nephew’s bachelor party. It’s been a debauched couple of days, but I’ve kept my drinking within reasonable limits, and I’ll probably be the only guy at the casino with a backpack of books with me, in case I get tired of gambling. Golfing went well. I finished in the middle [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, July 21st, 2006

    In an effort to curb charity that is having unintended consequences, the City Council has made it illegal to give food to homeless people in city parks. Residents complained that the large numbers of homeless gathering in the parks make it impossible for others to use them, said city spokesman David Riggleman. “We’re trying to [...]

    Golfing Eudemon

    Thursday, July 20th, 2006

    As I mentioned yesterday, I’m golfing today. It’s probably the only time I’ll play this year. I played in a charity scramble two months ago, and I’ll probably do another one this Fall, but regular golf–struggling or riding with my shots alone–is a thing of my pre-offspring days. Tigers beat the White Sox, incidentally. We [...]

    PSA

    Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

    The 30th Annual Scheske Open starts tonight. It’s a family 9-hole golf outing: four brothers, Dad, uncle, two nephews. My Dad will shoot in the low 100s, I’ll shoot in the low 50s (barring a blow-up), and the others will shoot anywhere from 35 to 60. It’s not a high-competition outing, but the players at [...]

    RIP, Mickey

    Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

    Mickey Spillane died. I read quite a few of his books back in my early twenties: I, the Jury; Kiss Me Deadly, and a few others. I really enjoyed them, but they are filled with violence and lust. Which is partially why I enjoyed them, of course. But I also liked the no-nonsense, even borderline [...]

     


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