Friday, May 25, 2018

I Melt With You

From yesterday's drive-time, at Jack FM Los Angeles, Modern English (at Wikipedia):

You Dropped A Bomb On Me
The Gap Band
7:03am

Heart-Shaped Box
Nirvana
6:51am

Tainted Love
Soft Cell
6:47am

(Don't Fear) The Reaper
Blue Öyster Cult
6:43am

Too Close
Alex Clare
6:39am

Pour Some Sugar On Me
Def Leppard
6:35am

Do I Wanna Know?
Arctic Monkeys
6:22am

So Alive
Love And Rockets
6:18am

Walk This Way
Aerosmith
6:14am

Pictures Of You
The Cure
6:09am

You Give Love A Bad Name
Bon Jovi
6:06am

I Melt With You
Modern English
6:02am

30-Year-Old Man Must Move Out of Parents' House, Judge Rules (VIDEO)

This story was getting a lot of attention the other day, and then the dude went on CNN with Brooke Baldwin, god knows why?

At Hot Air, "The 30-Year-Old Being Evicted From His Parents’ Home Is Exactly How You Thought He’d Be":

Exit question: Is it true, as Brooke Baldwin claims near the end, that the public views Millennials as “so entitled”? Goofing on them is fun but what supposedly makes Millennials more entitled than the garbage generation you and I know as Boomers? Millennials have had their career prospects damaged by the financial crisis, with all sorts of bad knock-on effects (some of which may resonate with Rotondo), and they’ve had their retirement prospects cannibalized by greedy elders who won’t let go of their federal entitlements no matter what it means for the country’s future. If ever you’re forced to choose between Millennials and Boomers, take the Millennials every time.
Actually, I'm a Boomer so no.

Interesting post, in any case.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Friedrich Hayek, The Fatal Conceit

At Amazon, Friedrich Hayek, The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism.



Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher

At Zero Hedge:


Dodge Challenger Hellcat for 2019

Still the same basic body styling (which some reviews have said is dated) but with new aggressive twin scoops. Definitely looks awesome. I don't mind the supposedly dated body style. I love the Challengers. LOVE!

At Car & Driver, via Jay Leno's Garage, and Autoblog below:


Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

An interview with Philip Roth, from January, at the New York Times, "No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say":


I have interviewed Roth on several occasions over the years, and last month I asked if we could talk again. Like a lot of his readers, I wondered what the author of “American Pastoral,” “I Married a Communist” and “The Plot Against America” made of this strange period we are living in now. And I was curious about how he spent his time. Sudoku? Daytime TV? He agreed to be interviewed but only if it could be done via email. He needed to take some time, he said, and think about what he wanted to say.

C.M. [Charles McGrath] In a few months you’ll turn 85. Do you feel like an elder? What has growing old been like?

P.R. [Philip Roth] Yes, in just a matter of months I’ll depart old age to enter deep old age — easing ever deeper daily into the redoubtable Valley of the Shadow. Right now it is astonishing to find myself still here at the end of each day. Getting into bed at night I smile and think, “I lived another day.” And then it’s astonishing again to awaken eight hours later and to see that it is morning of the next day and that I continue to be here. “I survived another night,” which thought causes me to smile once more. I go to sleep smiling and I wake up smiling. I’m very pleased that I’m still alive. Moreover, when this happens, as it has, week after week and month after month since I began drawing Social Security, it produces the illusion that this thing is just never going to end, though of course I know that it can stop on a dime. It’s something like playing a game, day in and day out, a high-stakes game that for now, even against the odds, I just keep winning. We will see how long my luck holds out.

C.M. Now that you’ve retired as a novelist, do you ever miss writing, or think about un-retiring?

P.R. No, I don’t. That’s because the conditions that prompted me to stop writing fiction seven years ago haven’t changed. As I say in “Why Write?,” by 2010 I had “a strong suspicion that I’d done my best work and anything more would be inferior. I was by this time no longer in possession of the mental vitality or the verbal energy or the physical fitness needed to mount and sustain a large creative attack of any duration on a complex structure as demanding as a novel.... Every talent has its terms — its nature, its scope, its force; also its term, a tenure, a life span.... Not everyone can be fruitful forever.”

C.M. Looking back, how do you recall your 50-plus years as a writer?

P.R. Exhilaration and groaning. Frustration and freedom. Inspiration and uncertainty. Abundance and emptiness. Blazing forth and muddling through. The day-by-day repertoire of oscillating dualities that any talent withstands — and tremendous solitude, too. And the silence: 50 years in a room silent as the bottom of a pool, eking out, when all went well, my minimum daily allowance of usable prose.
RTWT.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kara Del Toro is Hot

At Egotastic!, "Kara Del Toro’s Super Sexy Legs at the ‘Hotel Artemis’ Premiere."

Faith Goldy Attacked by Antifa (VIDEO)

She's a good lady. I think she has too many good graces among the extreme Stormfront right, but other than that, I like her.

Terrible attack.

Remember I was attacked by the ANSWER Communists in Anaheim a few years back, and I stopped covering protests after that, mainly because it's not worth it. If I had my own security I'd do it, but it's not as important to me nowadays.

In any case, at the Rebel, "Media stands with Antifa in violent attack on Faith Goldy."

And Ms. Faith's own video:



Also, "Banned from Patreon."

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Devin Brugman Wednesday

Nice Wednesday wake-up with the luscious Ms. Devin:


Emily Ratajkowski Topless Photo Shoot (VIDEO)

This is a throwback to 2015, but good for the memories, lol.

And see the Mirror U.K., "Emily Ratajkowski delights followers wearing nothing but gold chains in risqué topless shoot: The Blurred Lines babe is leaving little to the imagination in her latest revealing Instagram shot."



Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind

At Amazon, Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot.



Michelle Malkin Discusses Possibility F.B.I. Planted Spy in the Trump Campaign (VIDEO)

On Hannity's last night, at Fox News:



Jordan Peterson and the Failure of the Left

At Quillette:


Philip Roth, I Married a Communist

At Amazon, Philip Roth, I Married a Communist: American Trilogy (2).



Tomi Lahren Responds to Having Drink Thrown on Her at Restaurant (VIDEO)

I'm not surprised at this at all. Thank god it was only a glass of water.

She responds toward the end of the clip, and President Trump tweets his support below.




Philip Roth, 1933-1918

I read American Pastoral last year and was highly impressed. However, Portnoy's Complaint turned a lot off people of to Roth's writing. I'm still agnostic on that front.

Either way, requiescat in pace.

At the New York Times, at Memorandum, "Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85."