Nobody I know of writes dialogue--especially expository dialogue--better. (Even if the video shows he repeats himself somewhat.)
Some of the shots--at a few seconds per--aren't all that dramatic, but they can remind you of the very fine films they were a part of.
The koala might be OK with it, but the dog doesn't seem to be.
Supposedly 67 pounds.
Jefferson Airplane, live on the Dick Cavett Show.
A bit of evidence if favor of William Goldman, who once famously wrote that in Hollywood, "Nobody knows anything."
See also "25 Biggest Box Office Bombs".
Some Redditors hate on the Mercator Projection.
There has been a lot research and discussion on harmful cognitive biases. While I would quibble that these four points are "biases" in the same sense, the discussion is an interesting defense of some common instincts.
Still more weirdness from modern astrophysics.
"Some people buy mansions. Some prefer to spend their cash on travel. One Australian family decided to combine both by building a $1.35 million ($2 million AUD) home — on wheels."
To paraphrase Shakespeare: The first thing we do, let's hang all the administrators.
Coyote Blog argues convincingly that one benefit of short selling is nicely illustrated by what happened to WeWork.
Not every American, but this seems right for a great many.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make crazy. And higher education has become objectively crazy. It’s not a shock that taxpayers think their money might be better spent elsewhere than on subsidizing enclaves of insanity. It’s especially true when universities spend so much of their time attacking so many of the Americans who pay taxes to support them, from Trump voters, to Christians, to gun owners and businesspeople. It takes a lot of chutzpah to slap someone in the face and then put your hand out for money, but that’s what universities have been doing for decades and with special force over the past few years.
"It wasn't a desire to do drugs or vice that turned me into a libertarian but the increasing realization that people who want to run the world have absolutely no fucking idea what they're talking about and don't care."
I didn't write the headline. This is from The Atlantic [!]L
California’s housing crisis has exacerbated its wildfire crisis, and its wildfire crisis has exacerbated its housing crisis. That vicious cycle is nowhere near ending.
Related: "California has difficult choices to make. Its politicians keep avoiding reality." (To be fair, there's a lot of that going around these days.) And "Blade Runner intro but actually Los Angeles, November 2019".
Alas, given that it's now McRib season again, the return of the famous sandwich does not--shockingly!--mean that the stock market will necessarily go up.
Guess. Go ahead, guess. (You're wrong.)
"Most speech, hateful or not, is protected by the Constitution. To pretend otherwise is foolhardy."
Yes, indeed. The price system is not perfect, but it is far better than whatever is in second place.
For Veterans Day, a 2/3/02 New Yorker story about Rick Rescorla.
John Cochrane contributes to the debate over the recent Saez-Zucman finding that the U.S. rich pay a lower tax rate. (Spoiler: he sharply questions it.)
"Bernie Sanders’s and Elizabeth Warren’s health-care plans sound too good to be true. They are." (Washington Post[!] editorial)
Nice analysis. but the author left out a couple of the reasons I, personally, was given: 1) "The data are in my attic and I don't want to go look for them, and 2) "My co-author has the data and he's in Japan now." [Far, far beyond the reach of modern communications.]
Scummy drug dealers, yes; big evil companies, not so much.
Very fine two sentences:
But I want to make a different point. Socialists who play the “not real socialism” card when real-world regimes fail to produce a worker’s paradise are thereby deprived of their right to criticize fascism.
(Read the piece for the argument in support.)
In the age of digital media, it has never been easier for the average person to learn what they need to know about feeding themselves and their family in the most healthy way possible. Government subsidies are not required for this and, as we have shown, have very much the opposite impact on public health.
Some absolutely top-notch moments here. (11 minute video.)
"The slipper still fits!! Holy cow!"
"Do you believe in miracles?"