- Quick! More than half the tickets are already gone. But if you’ve ever wanted a Serbu BFG-50A (just like the one the good folks of Serbu refused on principle to sell to the NYPD), you can buy a chance and benefit JPFO at the same time. This is a beautiful [expensive!]* gun. If “BFG” stands for what you’d expect “BFG” to stand for, the name really, seriously tells the truth.
- “David Brooks: The Last Stalinist.” Unfortunately, he’s probably not even remotely the last. But I “enjoy” listening to him on NPR, where they pair him with E.J. Dionne as if it’s some sort of big sparring contest (big liberal vs big conservative, you know), and their views are so darn near identical that I make a game out of guessing which is which.
- Damn. Journalist — real journalist — Michael Hastings just got killed in a car accident, age 33. He was one of the rare ones who wrote about power without pandering to the powerful. He will be missed. Sigh. Now let the conspiracy theories begin …
- Wow, yeah. That’s one one really, really big anti-gun rally. Three whole people attending. Of course, the sponsoring group isn’t anything big time. Just some outfit created to support an obscure politician named … oh, what was his name again? Oh yeah … Barack Obama, that’s it.
- “Why government should be paying you for your information.” I disagree with some of the conclusions, but I’m even more fanatical in believing that personal information about individuals belongs to the individuals and should not be a trade good unless the individual involved gives explicit consent.**
* I did a big “misunderestimation” when I first put in the price. Please see comments for helpful info. Wow, this is some gun. 🙂
** Yeah, I know that goes against the current “information belongs to anybody who wants to profit from it” thinking. Well, BFD. The wiser I get, the more sorry I am that I ever considered Andy Galambos a nut.
Oh gads, please let me be even 1/4 as cool as Christopher Lee when I’m 90:
Source for those who can’t see the embed.
Blatantly stolen from Borepatch, who has more on the Wonders of Lee at that link.
I’m not usually a big music person, but that piece would be magnificent even without Lee’s talents added to it. Gotta find out more about those artists.