Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Can This Really Be Real?

The New York Times actually published diatribes against the steam-powered trombone? In not just one part, but two? The Times thinks that
"nailing the [trombone] student to the wall with a javelin is about the mildest form of expostulation that is appropriate to the offense. But a steam trombone, a trombone of two hundred horse power, even as a freak of the imagination, shows a terrible malignity, and the embodiment of such cynicism in actual brass, and the pouring through it of volumes of sonorous steam, show what the statute defining murder describes as a depraved mind regardless of human life."
Officials in Mogadishu can't understand what this man is doing there. Tourism? What's that? (Hat tip Wronging Rights)

Post-modern art meets psychology. You can get this stuff published in top-quality journals? "The Unsuccessful Self-Treatment of a Case of 'Writer's Block'" Published without revisions!

Holidays explained in economic terms: Hannukah and Christmas.

Sumner has said over and over again that it takes a remarkably ineffective monetary authority to FAIL to produce inflation. Wait. Are you telling me we can't even print money? (Video below the fold)
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