Sunday, December 8, 2019

Follow-up

"Man eats $120,000 piece of art -- a banana taped to wall".

Frankly, I'm kind of intrigued by friend and commenter Rebecca's speculation that the original "art work" - and other dubious creations like it - might actually be a way of laundering money. Inspired, if true.

From the musical advent calendar

Here's the dreamy baritone of Vaughan Monroe, with "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!"

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Sunday funnies










The heckler (note: This video will not play as an embed; however, if you click on the play button, you should get a screen that gives you the option to click on the original YouTube link. If that doesn't work, here's the link to the original page).




Chef Gareth Blackstock, um, mildly chastises one of his produce suppliers.




Dilbert provides a vision of the future of AI.


New, from Prehistoric Animal Christmas Ornaments: The Godzilla Christmas Tree!




From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".



Looking ahead

Angelo Codevilla has some very initial, tentative thoughts about the future of our country, pointing out that our current divisions are likely to be permanent and that we - the "deplorables" - are going to have to blaze a new path to liberty. It is difficult for me to argue with these general observations:
How do we secure and perhaps restore our fast-diminishing freedom to live as Americans? And while we may wish for help from Trump, we have to look to ourselves and to other leaders for how we may counter the ruling class’s manifold assaults now, and especially in the long term.

Since 2016, the ruling class has left no doubt that it is not merely enacting chosen policies: It is expressing its identity, an identity that has grown and solidified over more than a half century, and that it is not capable of changing.

That really does mean that restoring anything like the Founders’ United States of America is out of the question. Constitutional conservatism on behalf of a country a large part of which is absorbed in revolutionary identity; that rejects the dictionary definition of words; that rejects common citizenship, is impossible. Not even winning a bloody civil war against the ruling class could accomplish such a thing.

The logical recourse is to conserve what can be conserved, and for it to be done by, of, and for those who wish to conserve it. However much force of what kind may be required to accomplish that, the objective has to be conservation of the people and ways that wish to be conserved.

That means some kind of separation.

Today's musical advent calendar selection

A unique rendition of "What Child is This?" by John Coltrane.

Friday, December 6, 2019

The man has a point

Mark Steyn: "I can no longer remember when I first used the line, but, as I've said many times before, sometimes a society becomes too stupid to survive."

You see, that's where I would have gone wrong

I would have used a pear and Gorilla tape: "Banana Duct-Taped to Wall Selling for $120K at Florida Art Gallery".

Vandal...