The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Taiwanese Animators Own Her Majesty

by Smitty This one just keeps getting better. Bravo zulu, ye mighty animators!

The Man In The High Castle

— by Wombat-socho Apologies for the lack of book posts, but last week was pretty much eaten by work leading up to the October 15 extension deadline, medical appointments, and other craziness. This week I want to talk a little bit about The Man In The High Castle, originally a book by Philip K. Dick, […]

Nugent Rocks Talk Like A Pirate Day

by Smitty obama is a Christian & Im a gay vegetarian pirate — Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) September 19, 2015 Haven’t turned me ‘arpoon on you Ya look protein to me Your leafy eyes nearly cut me in two And I’m not too gay ta see Well it’s a free-for-all Her Highness said You can bet […]

Chris Squire: No

by Smitty Chris Squire, bassist of Yes, has joined the Band Eternal. Here’s the signature cut of theirs, as far as I’m concerned:

Retro Love For Kaci Hickox

by Smitty “Jaws was never my scene / And I don’t like Star Wars” More at HotAir

Dear Vloggers: Please Learn to Type

Jaclyn Glenn (@JaclynGlenn) is an atheist video performer — vlogger, as they say — whose online presence seems to consist entirely of a YouTube channel and a Twitter account. This presents difficulties for those of us whose preferred medium is the written word. To explain: I’m a super-fast reader. If you were to provide me […]

A Poultry Attempt At Rule 5

by Smitty Pimbly sent a slightly cryptic tweet: @smitty_one_each Debbie Harry's head over the bikinied turkey is kinda surreal, Smitty. — ForgivingMichael (@WaltPimbley) June 29, 2014 But I realized instantly he was talking about my twitter profile, where a video/picture combination might trigger such an observation: It’s like an absurdist Boxing Helena sequel: “BHII: Talking […]

Franz Ferdinand “I’m Your Villain”

by Smitty Celebrating a century since the band’s namesake was snuffed by Gavrilo Princip, touching off the significant unpleasantness known as WWI, here is a Scottish quartet:

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