Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blog Shopping (An Occasional Feature)

Some of the blogs I visit frequently for news, instruction and entertainment.

1) Roger's Rules - For deep thought liberally laced with wit (ignore the bow tie…unless, of course, that kind of thing appeals to you, in which case, forget I mentioned it).

2) LIBERTAS - A conservative insider’s view of everything Hollywood: film-making, movie reviews, cinema history, celebrity idiocy (and, occasionally, celebrity wisdom).

3) Maggie's Farm - Original essays, theological discussions, wonderful photography, great links and a cameo appearance, every once in a while, by one of Theo’s girls (talk about eclectic!)

10 comments:

Steve Skubinna said...

As for Roger's Rules and the bow tie, some time ago he wrote about how the tie appears to enrage some people. He gets hate mail, which, while it is always covering other ground, stresses the bow tie, or refers to it as an insult.

Me, I don't wear bow ties, but I have never been driven to fury by the sigh of one. I just don't have what it takes to be a lefty.

Paco said...

Steve: Maybe the bow tie serves as a lightning rod which distracts his trolls.

I'd wear a western string tie with a turquoise stone the size of a doorknob before I'd be caught in a bow tie, but Roger at least wears his with a certain panache (and frankly, it does look rather expensive).

RebeccaH said...

What's wrong with string ties with big turquoise stones?

Paco said...

Er, nothing...nothing at all. Heh.

the_real_jeffs said...

It's my personal experience that people who like string ties, generally carry firearms within easy reach.

Bow ties can be classy in the right circumstances, I must admit. I even own one, for my dress blues. Which means I wear it once in a blue moon.

Steve Skubinna said...

Yeah, trjs, I doubt the people who hate bow tie wearers would be as quick to insult string ties, at least not face to face. There's something about them that suggests Caddy convertibles with longhorns and a hogleg under the seat.

Funny you mention dress blues - I used to have a bow tie on hand for wear with dinner dress. Dunno where it is these days. I could dig it out and put it on my dog, he has that certain je nais say what to carry it off.

Paco said...

Listen, guys, don't get me wrong. If I could find a bow tie that spins in a circle, I'd buy it in a skinny minute.

the_real_jeffs said...

Heh, Steve, I know where my bow tie is! It's where I stuck my blues and greens when I retired from the Reserves. I figure I'll wear one of them when they hammer in my headstone, but I want 'em to look decent.

paco, you can have my bow tie; it's one of those pre-tied strap ons. Doesn't spin in a circle, though. Bummer, that; it would made a couple dining ins a lot more entertaining.

Ash said...

Paco, get your butt to Australia. Bow ties that spin are all over the place here. Like drop bears. Some are even on drop bears.

Steve Skubinna said...

Screw spinning bow ties, I want a propeller beanie.