This story claims: If The Supreme Court Reads This Study, It Could End Partisan Gerrymandering Forever. But probably not happening.
This being the second anniversary of the Newtown massacre this month, should Nancy and Adam Lanza be mourned? I’d say yes.
Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search (Even If You Have Nothing to Hide). I agree, in theory, but I’m not sure, in practice.
Rethinking Immigration. We don’t understand “illegal”. We just think we do.
A friend of mine wrote: “Watch this video where a casino clamps down hard on a guy who is winning at blackjack by counting cards. I think there’s a very apt correlation between what happens here and what happens in real life any time you actually start to get ahead.”
Evanier talks about an aspect of creative work (writing, drawing, etc.) that doesn’t get enough attention. It’s the part about making a living.
Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay, which still matters as long as homophobia exists.
All of those end-of-the-year lists that come out well before the end of December:
*What we searched for on Google. I swear I had NEVER heard of Flappy Bird.
*TCM remembers movie actors who died in 2014
* 100 Notable Books of 2014.
* 74 Of The Most Amazing News Photos Of 2014, which ARE amazing
* 50 best albums of 2014; 60% of the artists I had not heard of, and only TWO of the albums, the ones by U2 and Leonard Cohen, I’ve actually heard, though the Springsteen is on the wish list
* United State of Pop 2014 (Do What You Wanna Do). Arthur has linked to a bunch of these mashups.
*11 Hoaxes That Your Gullible Facebook Friends Fell For In 2014
And here’s a list of significant events each month of 2014.
Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues at the wrong speed?
Fashion at the dawn of pop.
Mister Sister by Kate Pierson, formerly of the B-52s.
Inductions into the Grammy Hall of Fame. An eclectic bunch.
History of Franklin: 1st black Peanuts character” How a schoolteacher helped create the first black Peanuts comic strip character.
The Daughter liked this a LOT, and insisted I link to it: Who doesn’t love a good chain reaction?
Legendary Mad Magazine Illustrator Jack Davis Calls It Quits at 90: “I can still draw, but I just can’t draw like I used to.”
Here’s Everyone From the Epic ‘Colbert Report’ Finale. Never saw Andrew Young when I first viewed it.
A Hanna-Barbera story, featuring Tex Avery.
Muppets: Thog (with whom I was unfamiliar), Uncle Deadly (who I DO remember), Vendaface (broad comedy), the very early Wilkins and Wontkins and Sam and Friends, the comedy stylings of Kermit and Cookie Monster, and Cookie Monster takes direction.
GOOGLE ALERTS (me)