Tired Open Thread

Apologies for not writing more today, but I’m just a little tired.  I seem to have used up my energy on running the household, and don’t seem to have anything left for blogging.  I see no reason, though, why I won’t regroup tomorrow.  I am assuming now that I’ll be in fine fettle then.

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  • JKB

    Today I watched Peter Robinson’s interview of John Stossel at Uncommon Knowledge.  Very informative.  I really like chapter 2 Big Government with John Stossel: Chapter 2 of 5 – Uncommon Knowledge – National Review Online 

    Stossel discusses his transition from college to making his own field as well as his journey from liberal to libertarian caused by his acceptance of the failure of his previously advocated solutions, i.e., big government and trial lawyers to go after dishonest businesses.  They also discuss how the transition from college student to journalist is really easy as the ready-made theme is waiting for them and doesn’t challenge their college “ideas”.  

    Perhaps you’ve seen the youtube that took off not long ago ‘The Ivy League Hustle (I went to Princeton, B..)’  I looked at a few of the creator’s other videos.  Nikki Muller is also trying stand up.  In one, fairly good routine, she discusses birth control where she makes a couple good observations:

    1.  according to her, the Germans call the Pill, the anti-baby pill

    2.  Speaking of her fear of getting pregnant and being slutty she praises Planned Parenthood, with a nice blurb
        Planned Parenthood ” making life possible for slutty poor girls since 1966″


    I kind of like those very in your face characterizations:
    Obamacare requires free anti-baby pills and devices for all women. vice Obama care requires free birth control

    Planned Parenthood – making life possible for slutty poor girls since 1966    

    That could be PP’s new fundraising theme.  Plus the following observation Nikki makes that single guys should donate to PP as Planned Parenthood make their game possible.  

  • Mike Devx

    On the subject of Planned Parenthood, slutty behavior, men and women, etc…

    Have you thought of the effects on our culture when the male contraception pill becomes a reality?

    If I understand it correctly, the chemicals in the pill block immature sperm from becoming mature.  It’s kind of like video games that way.

    But the blocking effect is temporary.  Stop taking the pill, and the chemicals wear off, and immature sperm can go on their way again to a fulfilling destiny.

    Aside from condoms – which do reduce enjoyment and are not actually ultimately reliable – the male contraception pill would, for the first time, put men in complete control of the decision of procreation.  Is the woman *really* on the pill or not?  Did she forget?  What if she’s not telling the truth?  And if she does become pregnant, then it’s entirely her decision on whether to abort or not… I (the man thinks) am allowed no say in that decision at all.  Turnabout is fair play: Now a deceitful man *could* lie to the woman, just to get her into bed: “Oh, yeah, I’m on Nosperma, been on it for six months now, baby, regular as clockwork.  Trust me.”

    Seriously, for the first time, the man will be able – if he chooses – to exercise complete control over the RESULT of having sex.  To me that will be revolutionary, and we might not understand, or be ready for, the immensity of this approaching new phase of the sexual revolution.

    It’s not a reality yet, but I’ve seen reports recently that they’re a lot closer than they were just a few years ago.


  • 94Corvette

    Thank you Book for the recommendation of ‘The Great McGinty’.  Just finished watching it and it was a great movie.  If you didn’t know better, you would swear that it was filmed today with all the porkulas projects we’ve done these past three years. 


    I can’t or won’t recommend the film, but if you need a eye-rolling, jaw-dropping, LMAO experience….

    A new documentary alleges that detainees at Guantanamo Bay were “tortured” by being forced to listen to songs from Sesame Street for days on end.
    The Al Jazeera film, “Songs of War,” features Christopher Cerf, who has worked as a composer on Sesame Street for more than four decades.
    “My first reaction was this just can’t possibly be true,” the Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer told Al Jazeera.
    “Of course, I didn’t really like the idea that I was helping break down prisoners, but it was much worse when I heard later that they were actually using the music in Guantanamo to actually do deep, long-term interrogations and obviously to inflict enough pain on prisoners so they would talk.”


  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    I never watched the anime Yamato, but the live action 2010 movie is pretty good. The fans really liked it. As a piece of life and death drama set in war, it’s got that unique Japanese touch and is far more emotional than Hollywood fare.