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Beautiful Daze: Lost in the Fog of Woke

How to Meow in Yiddish: Once The Night Horses Left Me Perhaps in Eternity, which I know we experience a taste of now, there are no personal pronouns? Except the Eternal I Am.

The Return of Swiss Cheese Baths

Jumbo’s Ghost: Elephants and Machines in Motion – And after Jumbo’s death, his hide was stuffed and continued to tour with Barnum, eventually retiring to the showman’s eponymous natural history museum at Tufts University, where the elephant became a school mascot. The taxidermied Jumbo was destroyed by a fire in 1975. All that remains of his great hide is the tail — accidentally severed and stored in the university archives — and a small pile of ashes, kept in a Peter Pan Crunchy Peanut Butter jar, which still resides in the office of Tufts’ athletic director.

The beautiful Russia | The government will be in the air, in a magnificent suspended structure attached to a huge blimp. The blimp will fly over the Imperial States, where the government will look through binoculars to see if all is well, all according to plan. As in Ancient China, the position of Minister of Clouds will be introduced, along with the Head of the Department of Federal Dreams and many other fascinating positions – Lord of the Forest, Guardian of the Waters, etc. There will be several women in the government. Beautiful and strict.

Aboard the World’s First Hot-Air Balloon Restaurant – The first in-the-sky course is typically a seafood cocktail. The natural, fresh ingredients can be prepared raw, cooked low, or cooked slow. This summer, Schmeinck has served langoustines (a Norwegian lobster-like delicacy), fresh clams, and lobster with passionfruit, lightly fermented yellow carrots, and glasswort (a saltmarsh plant that Schmeinck dubs “sea veggies”).


Rome: America’s MOTHER, Perspectives & Historic Echoes

Cometh The Horsemen | Michael Yon and Dr Jordan B Peterson – YouTube We are heading into one of the most epic famines in world history, where the poor will freeze in the dark and burn in the sun while they starve. Michael Yon, one of America’s youngest Green Berets at 19 years old, joins Dr Jordan B Peterson to discuss the current state of affairs across the globe. Michael has traveled and lived over half of his life abroad in more than 80 countries . Author of three books in the United States and three others in Japan, he is America’s most experienced combat correspondent.

The American Path: Song of the Open Road – Walt Whitman

Your Individual Actions Matter More Than You Think – YouTube


Saudi Arabia reveals design for 170-kilometre-long mirrored skyscraper Saudi Arabia reveals 170-kilometre-long mirrored skyscraper to house nine million people. The Saudi Arabian government has unveiled visuals of a 500-metre-tall linear city named The Line, which will be built near the Red Sea as part of Neom. Set to stretch 170 kilometres across northwest Saudi Arabia, the megastructure, which will have mirrored facades, will be 500 metres tall, but only 200 meters wide.


Cape Burkhan or Cape Shaman is one of the most mysterious and popular places on Lake Baikal. The poles represent the 13 deities of the island.

Lake Baikal, The Turquoise Lake In The Wilds Of Russia  

Lake Baikal, The Turquoise Lake In The Wilds Of Russia Estimated to be at least 25 million years old, Lake Baikal is the oldest lake in the world.

Vintage ads for Ericofon one-piece rotary dial telephone, 1950s-1970s

Why (and How) I Use a Typewriter Why do I love them so much?They’re made for doing one thing: writing. There are no distractions, no email to check, no alerts that grab your attention (except the “ding” that tells you to return the carriage). Some people look at these old machines and think, “But you can’t access the internet on it!” Not being able to access the internet on my writing machine is a feature, not a bug.
They’re beautiful! Look at this 1947 Smith Corona Sterling, this 1948 Hermes Baby, this 1955 Royal Quiet Deluxe, this 1951 Princess 300, this 1957 Voss De Luxe, this 1960 Torpedo 18, or this 1960s Antares Annabella. They’re not just “something you write with,” they’re works of art. Does anyone smile or get all dreamy and nostalgic when they think of a 1998 Dell or a 2019 Chromebook? Even Macs, the most well-designed of computers, have limited charm.
Make a list of the 25 best novels of all-time. I bet most, if not all of them, were written on a typewriter (maybe even handwritten!), not a computer.
No one prints out an email or a text and sticks it to their bulletin board or tells someone else about it. Type a letter to someone and snail mail it (with the address and return address handwritten) and it will immediately become a prized possession (bills and IRS letters excluded).
No glitches, no viruses, no malware, no social media. Works during a power outage, too.

The Band of Holes | The fact is, we still don’t know who created the holes or why.

Elvis Presley-Jailhouse Rock Gayageum ver. by Luna

Visualising Bubbles (1500–1906)

The Hammock Papers: Test.
               Here is the test of wisdom,
               Wisdom is not finally tested in schools,
               Wisdom cannot be pass’d from one having it to another not having it,
               Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof,
               Applies to all stages and objects and qualities and is content,
               Is the certainty of the reality and immortality of things, and the excellence of things;
               Something there is in the float of the sight of things that provokes it out of the soul.

               Now I re-examine philosophies and religions,
               They may prove well in lecture-rooms, yet not prove at all under the spacious clouds and along the landscape and flowing currents.
                                  — Walt Whitman, from “Song of the Open Road”



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  • ThisIsNotNutella July 31, 2022, 5:54 PM

    “Oh, also. The supreme power will rest with the Dasein and its Selbst.”

    Take My Money!

    (Can figure out WTF it means at a later date.)

  • Gordon Scott July 31, 2022, 6:42 PM

    Saudi Arabia does some strange stuff. They tried to do agriculture and forestry, but only succeeded in draining their aquifer. So now they import water in the form of alfalfa. They own some land in Arizona that the state leases for far less than they should, and the land has no restrictions on pumping water (though another agency is concerned about how much water is used by the workers who live there).

    If a municipality in Arizona pumps water out of the aquifer, they have to put it back. Water is very serious business here.

  • Hyland July 31, 2022, 8:30 PM

    Every time someone hands me a check with “Bank of America” engraved upon it… I wonder, “How in the fuck do you choose to bank with these Nazis? Don’t you know ANYTHING about this slime??”

    • ghostsniper August 1, 2022, 4:18 AM

      When I get a check, no matter the bank, I hurry up and cash it.
      I can’t save the whole world (much of it doesn’t deserve saving) but I can save me, or at least try to.
      But I get your point.
      My point is, there is far more stupidity going around than necessary and I can’t be bothered to let it slow me down. Got shit to do.

  • RevBroGenerik August 1, 2022, 4:38 AM

    Don’t try to figure out crazy and stupid, that will make you crazy and stupid in the process.

  • KCK August 1, 2022, 6:06 AM

    I got stuck on the line about female Russian government officials who are beautiful and strict. SMH. Slaps face.

    Tim Kennedy being corrected by a barista about the pronoun to use for his wife. Where I grew up, and what I am about to say will sound fantastical and other-worldy to young folks like Kennedy, but where I grew up, in the 60s, if that had happened in a coffee shop the proper and immediate response was: “kiss my ass”. Kiss my ass covers a world of meanings, and it keeps everyone in their own lane. It is verbal ju-jitsu and it needs to be re-introduced. Tim, you’re being a cuck, and I hate to say that given your record. Consider it a word to the wise. Print that one on a goddamned t shirt.

    • pbird August 1, 2022, 7:42 AM

      Absolutely! It boggles my head KCK.

  • pbird August 1, 2022, 6:10 AM

    #1 I continue, having tried it for a while, to be more and more impressed with what you do here. Whew!
    #2 They may as well bathe in it, they have to do SOMEthing with it! You can also use it for soap.
    #3 Thank you again for the linking.

  • Mike Austin August 1, 2022, 6:29 AM

    1. Those two Ralph Lauren ads remind me of how things were long ago and far away, that magazines were once filled with Caucasian models of extreme beauty and health. There were no photos of grotesque and corpulent negro females stuffed into yoga pants and swimsuits a dozen sizes too small. Such things are an assault on the senses, an obvious attempt to demolish the very idea of masculine and feminine beauty. Think of an ape taking a hammer to the Sistine Chapel.

    2. Does what I wrote above make me a “White Nationalist”? Why yes, it does. Does what I wrote above make me a “racist”? Why yes, it does. Does what I wrote above lead me to favor the Caucasian race above others? Why yes, it does. And…so? I would be very surprised if other races did not think of themselves in exactly the same way as I do about my race. But I am not surprised at all, because they do.

    3. Other races have nationalist movements favoring themselves over others. Mexicans in North America have La Raza. Blacks have Black Live Matter. Native Americans have the American Indian Movement. Whites like to complain that they are not allowed to have any public movement or organization that favors their race. They should shut up. Their nationalist movement is called Western Civilization.

    4. I have nothing at all against Felix Rex. I do have something against those who talk about Ancient Rome as if they have something new to say about it or when they make some sort of comparison between Rome and the USA. Rex says a lot of things that just ain’t so. His denigration of what he called “the Roman mob” is silly and ahistorical. He ties this mob to normal Americans of today, that the “panes et circenses” of 70 AD were are just like—and served the same function—as sportsball does today. This analogy is neither new or logical. In fact, it is tiresome. Rome, even with her “mob” and “bread and circuses” lasted another 1400 years. It was not the mob—the common people—who destroyed Rome, it was her elites. These were the same type of parasites who are destroying the America of today.

    5. Every revolution is one of the ruling elites being pushed from power—and sometimes simply exterminated— in favor of another set of elites. “Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.” The Republican Romans like Brutus and Cassius thought that after assassinating Caesar—they called him a tyrant—that the Republic would be restored. Instead they got 15 years of civil war which wiped out the last remaining Republicans—including Brutus and Cassius. And soon enough came Tiberius, Caligula and Nero. The French thought that after guillotining Louis XVI they would have liberty. Instead they got Napoleon.

    6. Get rid of Battista, get a Castro. Get rid of Nicholas II, get a Lenin. Get rid of Charles I, get a Cromwell. Get rid of Chiang Kai-shek, get a Mao. So who will come to power in the US when her elites are overthrown? I don’t know. You don’t know. No one knows. But I doubt he will be a nice guy. Nice guys don’t make History.

  • jwm August 1, 2022, 6:38 AM

    OH NO!
    According to the article, Lake Baikal is “threatened by climate change”.
    Jeez, somebody’s gotta DO something!


  • Humdeedee August 1, 2022, 6:59 AM

    The graphic of the phones…not gonna lie, but this may be TMI…at first look I thought they were a colorful collection of dildoes🤓

  • Dirk August 1, 2022, 8:02 AM

    Who’s Tim Kennedy ?

    The responses are hard to read,

    When You speak the language of your Enemy, You have become them!

    Dissolving our history starts with Wordsmithing, At first it’s a comma, or a period, then the replacement of a word or two.

    Pretty soon the intent, the meanings been intentionally deceptively changed. Communists are masters of this dark art!

    Add the language of the communist, the left, walla you have shifted the meaning of history.

  • jiminalaska August 1, 2022, 9:45 AM

    Not germane but American Thinker has an essay on Ruby Ridge, 30 years ago this month; https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/08/lessons_from_ruby_ridge.html

    • Mike Austin August 1, 2022, 9:52 AM

      I read it this morning. It served as a necessary reminder that “they” have been murdering us for a long time. In the 1st Degree. With malice aforethought. And laughing about it afterwards.

      • Dirk August 2, 2022, 8:01 AM

        Mike, did you really think anything’s going to change?

        • Mike Austin August 3, 2022, 2:41 AM

          History is never static. She has currents, under-currents, eddies, whirlpools, and tributaries both large and small. Sometimes she is in flood. Sometimes she actually appears calm—although she never is as somewhere, somehow, someone is up to no good.

          The wild card in all of this is men and the nations they rule, who do not always respond well to Reason but always act within their own nature.

          All the above is to say that change is inevitable. Whether it works out the way we want it to is problematic. My guess is that our situation is like an old volcano that has suddenly shown signs of coming back to life. Tectonic plates are moving. It is best not to live on the volcano’s slopes. Or as Ol’ Remus wrote, “Avoid crowds.”

  • El Polacko August 2, 2022, 9:18 AM

    Young Gerard in the Ralph Lauren ad is wearing, by my count, a t-shirt, a button up long sleeve t-shirt, a flannel shirt, and a fishermen’s sweater all under a heavy tweed sport coat.

    Who TF does he think he is? Steve Bannon?