Archive for the 'General Interest' Category

Ancient Mosaics

Check out the pictures here:

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As a kitchen designer, I am often working with tile mosaics in the backsplash. They rarely look this good.

From Sailer

Sailer is a national treasure. He deserves a much wider readership. A small sample:

How can the New York Times and the Obama Administration do their job of telling you what to think about this Defining Event of our Times when the local cops are free to release a security camera video on the Internet for the whole world to view? It’s just not fair: the Obama / Media Industrial Complex has all these highly expensive methods and minions for the engineering of human souls; yet a few wreckers at the local police force can undermine all that power and prestige just by posting evidence on Youtube.

Go read the whole thing. Go spend hours over there. Very enjoyable stuff. The comments are often great too.

Heh…

Instapundit:

WHAT WOULD HAMAS DO, IF IT COULD DO WHATEVER IT WANTED? As I’ve said, if Gaza turned out like Hamas wants, it would look a lot like the Islamic State in Iraq. If it turned out like Israel wants, it would look a lot like Santa Monica.

Insty is very witty. But you know what? Gaza should look like Santa Monica. Hell, I’d settle for Ocean Beach…

Another Side of Bob Dylan

Was released fifty years ago today.

The album includes My Back Pages. He was only 23 when he wrote that song.

There is an incredible body of work by Dylan that begins around here, maybe earlier, and goes all the way through to at least the late 70’s. I guess each Dylan fan will have his own span of years for his greatness.

Discrimination at Infosys? I’m shocked…

Via Instapundit: Woman sues over discrimination at Infosys.

My only doubt about the claims the article says the woman is making in her suit against Infosys is that she was hired in the first place. It must have been some sort of mistake on the part of that whole H-1B fraud.

Heh…

Via hbd* chick:

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‘The Hitch’- Christopher Hitchens documentary on Vimeo

I always found Hitchens interesting. I’ve not watched this yet. You know… Sunday morning, I need to peruse lots of stuff today… Can’t sit and watch 82 plus minutes of anything…

Just trying to spread the word.

Vimeo lets you download stuff…

 

15 Myths Millennials Accept as Fact

The Ace believes some of this crap.

Particularly this one:

8. TRANNIES ARE WOMEN

Whether you cut your dick off or just start saying “I’m a woman,” that doesn’t mean you’re a woman. That trivializes what it is to be a woman. These mythical creatures can create life. You can’t just throw on a wig and yell “Me too.” That’s sexist.

I’ve done something wrong when my daughter thinks that people can declare their “gender.” As if sex and gender are different…

Drowning

With Memorial Weekend coming up, it is time to remind people what drowning looks like. It does not look like what you think:

I believe Sailer got me on to this last year and he reminded me of it again this year.

Tennessee’s deadbeat dads

Wow. I really can’t think of anything else to describe this.

Idiocracy was prophetic.