June 30, 2012

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Because summer's here and the time is right for dancing in the street....

The Great "Uniter's" Group Grope Gets Going: "White folks, don't let the sun set on you here!"

Grillz Pacifier

Yo! Are you looking for a way to give your baby a little more street cred? You need the Grillz Pacifier from the NeatoShop. This great binky, made to look like diamond cut gold teeth, is sure to demand respect at any play date. Damn! This is one hot paci!

All The Presidents’ Menus @ The Awl:

Theodore Roosevelt: Hard boiled eggs, hominy, rolls, milk crackers, cantaloupe, tea (especially Caravan and Hu-Kwa), chicken (especially fried chicken with gravy), dandelion greens, fiddlehead fern salad, pigs in blankets, liver and bacon, kidney stew, Indian pudding, white wine, shad and shad roe, game meats, oysters, green turtle soup, and coffee, into which Roosevelt sometimes stirred as many as seven lumps of sugar. His son would later say the President’s coffee cup was “more in the nature of a bathtub.”


There is a deep current of belief in the United States that people have a right to choose their preferred treatments

without government interference. Cries of “Death Panels” are routinely directed against health care reform proposals that might limit patients’ access to medical products and procedures. FDA is furiously attacked, on freedom of choice grounds, for withdrawing approval of drugs. Polls show overwhelming support for the legalization of medical marijuana. -- The Origins of American Health Libertarianism by Lewis Grossman

Opening Minds, Closing Minds, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

Suppose we look at writing on issues where people tend to hold strong opinions that fit with their ideology. Such writing can (a) attempt to open the minds of people on the opposite side as the author (b) attempt to open minds of people on the same side as the author (c) attempt to close minds of people on the same side as the author.

Shoemaker Saturday: Doc Martens:" Manolo says, watching the craftsmanship in these videos is absolutely mesmerizing.

What is the best whip for beginners? A good whip will move out and crack when it is thrown with very little effort,

and will retain its shape and structural integrity over many years of use. While there are many styles of whips, the choice for whip cracking is between bull whips and Australian stock whips. The best length for a first stock whip is a 7 or 8 foot thong. The best length for a first bull whip is about 8 feet. -- David Morgan: Whip Frequently Asked Questions

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God forgive me but I actually owned the velvet jacket. Worse, it was part of a suit.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 30, 2012 9:37 AM
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Hey, I LIKE that velvet jacket! Wish I had still my paisley print bikini...

Posted by: goldenwest at June 30, 2012 3:47 PM

All those youngsters' grandparents were prolly hippies, Gerard. I can't remember a time in my life where wearing my gramma's clothes would have ever been considered hip. What is it about the hippie generation that makes it so durable and repackageable - as far as fashion goes?

Posted by: Jewel at June 30, 2012 11:53 PM

Probably have that velvet Elvis painting too?

Posted by: IndyJones at July 1, 2012 7:46 AM

Age of Innocence redux.

Can they be made to understand ?

Posted by: Grace at July 2, 2012 1:26 AM

I could see this kind of music being popular in the early 60s, but not 1968.

Posted by: mjazz at July 2, 2012 5:33 AM

Nice video, but French rock music just plain sucks.

Posted by: rickl at July 2, 2012 8:33 PM