The Other McCain

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

Rule 5 Sunday: Danielle Rose Russell

— compiled by Wombat-socho The daughter of a Rockette, this New Jersey girl started her acting career early with A Walk Among The Tombstones alongside Liam Neeson, but she’s probably better known for her role as Hope Mikaelson on the Vampire Diaries spinoffs The Originals and Legacies. Here’s a pic of her from the latter […]

FMJRA 2.0: Totem

— compiled by Wombat-socho Swept the two-game series at Pittsburgh this week, which was a surprise since Forbes Field is where deep fly balls go to die, and my lineup is full of sluggers, but my Senators are above .500 again. On an unrelated topic, everyone I’ve heard from regarding the catch-up In The Mailbox […]

The NFL’s (Other) Race Problem

This morning I woke up at 6:30 a.m. and reached for my phone. I’d fallen asleep after watching YouTube videos of police chases, which I consider therapeutic — something to distract me from the insanity of politics. So I swiped the screen to get back to my YouTube home page, and one of the first […]

The Stars Above

— by Wombat-socho   Welcome back to the continued trashing of what may be the worst list of recommended SF not published on I’ve been noodling over this post for most of the week, cudgeling my brain for good space opera, because in contrast to Ryan & Finney, who broke their list into “A […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous

Do you recognize those mug shots? All of them are the same guy — Walter Wallace Jr. of Philadelphia — who was 27 years old when his lifelong criminal career came to an abrupt end last October. Police were called to the Wallace family home for a domestic disturbance, and Walter was shot dead after […]

The Accusatory Finger of Blame

Thomas Sowell’s The Vision of the Anointed is the best explanation of the psychology of liberalism, and it was Sowell’s insight that helped me understand an otherwise inexplicable phenomenon: White people who habitually accuse other white people of racism — “RAAAAACISM!” This is an exercise in moral narcissism — the white accuser seeks to display […]

In The Mailbox: 10.29.21 (Evening Edition)

— compiled by Wombat-socho Usual weekend deadlines for the usual weekend posts, plus part II of the suggested replacements for this G*dawful list of SF, and an ongoing poll – should I keep doing catchup posts like the one I did earlier or not? Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 […]

Fools and Their Money

DeKaylin Zecharius “DK” Metcalf is a 23-year-old wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, drafted in the second round out of Ole Miss in 2019, and the son of former Chicago Bears lineman Terry Metcalf. The younger Metcalf is also a fool, who seems to believe he can run around with trashy women without consequences, which […]

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