Playstation 3 – Good News Edition

If you’ve been holding off on buying a Playstation 3 because it doesn’t include a Polish Bible, here’s the bundle you’ve been waiting for! Also included: a special version of Grand Theft Auto in which, instead of beating up bums and hookers, you witness to them and give them soup.

Art / Not Art

Now that we’re fully in the post-modern period where words like “skill” and “talent” don’t really mean anything anymore, how do you tell “great art” from “smears on a paper?” John Stossel asks that very question, and provides a simple test to see if you can tell yourself. If you can’t, well then you’re just like most of the working More …

From the "What if This Had Happened Under the Bush Administration" File

Item one: new legislation proposes granting the government the power to take over private computer networks (read: the Internet) during “emergencies.” CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency. The new version would allow the president More …

7 Quick Takes Friday

1) Blogging (and writing in general) always seems like a good idea, but it is an easy habit to get out of. I’m glad there are low impact options like Twitter and this “7 Quick Takes” idea from Jen to give me a reason to get back on the horse. 2) Speaking of Jen, in her 7 Quick Takes today More …

If You’re Only Going to Watch One Video of a Violinist Playing the National Anthem on a Baseball Bat Today…

… watch this one.

So Long, John, and Thanks for All the Quotes

The world is a little bit sadder now–filmmaking great John Hughes passed away at the age of 59. He hadn’t done a lot lately, so I’m afraid people may have forgotten just how significant this guy and his movies were. Website Big Hollywood calls him “The Frank Capra of Gen X,” and that sounds just about right. A couple of More …

Ryan v. Ventura: The 16th Anniversary

While I was away, I missed a very important anniversary: It’s been 16 years since Nolan Ryan took Robin Ventura to the woodshed: Baseball fights are often frowned upon, but this is just another small classic nuggett in baseball’s illustrious past. Why else would it be replayed constantly on the major sports outlets and talked about so fondly in baseball More …

It’s the Real Real Thing

Back from vacation, so let’s get down to the important issues: Is Coke really better in a glass bottle?  Popular Science says, maybe: Your best bet for getting Coke’s pure, unaltered taste is to drink it from a glass bottle, the most inert material it’s served in. Even that’s not a sure bet, though. Coca-Cola maintains strict uniformity in processes More …

Can You Find the Decent Person in This Picture?

American Thinker has some insightful comments.