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Category: Monkeywrenching

Midweek links

  • You’ve heard of #BREXIT. And recently there’s been Candace Owens’ #BLEXIT. And of course the #WalkAway movement. The latter two are now joined by Roger Simon’s #JEXIT, a call to Jews to leave the Dem party.
  • The Niskanen Center just gave up on ideological libertarianism. (Well, why not? The LP and the Cato Institute led the way long ago. And it’s the thing to do if you’re in DC.)
  • Jeff Thomas: It’s not the end of the world. Just one of those mad turning points of history. 6 Comments
  • Midweek links

  • The tragedy (and travesty) of Rainbow Farm was buried by 9/11. We We should not forget it. (Long but excellent read via Metalgodz at Claire’s Cabal)
  • Facebook and Apple personify the new tech divide.
  • Yes, it’s yet another food/health study. But this one I’d heed. The evidence has been piling up for some time. Six common artificial sweeteners used in soft drinks and prepared foods are toxic to our gut bacteria. 14 Comments
  • Friday links

  • Happy Paratus! Commander Zero, who invented this holiday for preparedness, has celebration suggestions.
  • That mysterious observatory closure? They claim it’s because a janitor had kiddie porn on a computer. Hm.
  • Sheesh. No wonder Kavanaugh’s accuser can’t remember any details. Given the party-and-pickup culture of the pricey school she went to, it’s a wonder she can remember anything from her teens. 15 Comments
  • Pronouns: The monkeywrench

    One of the sorrows of living in the “everything is terrorism” era is the dearth, almost the death, of monkeywrenching opportunities. The harmless prank of the 1990s has become the terroristic threat of the 21st century. Still, monkeywrenching can never die, and one perfect (and perfectly charming) opportunity exists, particularly for you who are forced to live among the politically correct and the worst sorts of social-justice pecksniffery. That opportunity lies in the previously humble, unassuming pronoun. You know: he, she, his, hers, its, they, theirs. —– Now, before I get pitchforked to death by the urban mob, I must…


    Our first review

    Thank you, Mama Liberty. You really nailed the purpose of the book. UPDATE: First reviewS, actually. We also just got our first Amazon write-up — and it’s five stars! Thank you, Dave. The viewpoint of his review is quite different than ML’s, but he also not only writes a great review, but understands the book with wonderful clarity, just as she did. Thank you both.


    Paperback sales start TOMORROW!

    The bad news: Amazon kicked back the paperback file on a technicality. The good news: The technicality was small, but the rejection gave Kit and me a chance to rethink the release of the printed book. So. Tomorrow — Wednesday, April 4 — you can place your order for the paperback of Basics of Resistance. Not your pre-order. Your order. UPDATE: See below. We’ve been absolutely thrilled by your response. We know a lot of you are awaiting the paperback. Because it’s print-on-demand it’ll probably take longer than a standard Amazon order (how much longer we don’t yet know) and…


    Sunday/Monday links

  • Nero Cuomo fiddles while Rome New York burns
  • Creative outlawry (whether you like it or not): Seattle skateboarders construct an illicit skateboard bowl on a lake island. They win a national prize. Unfortunately the bowl will be torn out and the prize was rescinded.
  • I don’t agree with the premise, but this article is still a fascinating look back: How the 1967 Summer of Love sparked today’s religious movements. 6 Comments
  • Johatsu — “evaporated people”

    Killing time while waiting for The Wandering Monk to arrive and begin the foundation project, I found something absolutely fascinating. Johatsu. A Japanese word meaning “evaporated people.” Not dead. Not suspiciously missing. But people who’ve chosen to disappear out of their existing identities into new, perhaps off-grid ones. A French couple have been tracking this phenomenon for years and now have published a book: The Vanished: The “evaporated people” of Japan in Stories and Photographs. PRI has done a story on the johatsu and the French pair who became obsessed with them, as has Business Insider. Oddly, it turns out…