The Corner

Monday Stuff from Debby

I’m back on dry land and digging out on a number of fronts, including a column deadline, a parent-teacher conference, and a visit from the cable guy. Many topics to discuss. But in order to satiate demand until I can get free, I present: Monday stuff from Debby!

The evolution of cranberries.

Massive plagues of rats swarm across India every fifty years.

Every Arnold Schwarzenegger scream from every Arnold movie. Also, Defenestration: The Movie.

 

Unfortunately not yet available in the U.S., The Flush Tracker: “Hidden underground, it’s easy to take the sewer systems for granted, but now you can find out where yours goes.”

Frog bites more than it can chew.

 

How to win a coin toss.

 

Partygoer dressed as sheep saved by Jesus after being set alight.

 

In the glorious future, could space travel be poop-powered?

 

Gallery: Capturing the atom bomb on film. Also, Morning Dew Photography.

 

Turn your elevator into an express elevator.

 

The Origins of Familiar Symbols.

 

Eleven prisons turned into hotels.

 

Seeing Where the Microwaves Are in a Microwave Oven.

 

Everything you ever wanted to know about the mating habits of crickets, including but not limited to: Cricket Sets Testicle Size Record.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

Most Popular

U.S.

The Media Fell for Elizabeth Warren’s Spin

Do you want to know what media bias looks like? Earlier today, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results that confirmed that she misled employers, students, and the public about her Native American heritage for years. Bizarrely, all too many members of the media treated the results as ... Read More
Culture

A Free People Must Be Virtuous

Dear Reader (Even those of you who didn’t seem to notice or care that I failed to file this “news”letter on Friday), So I’m sitting here at Gate C6 at O’Hare waiting for my flight home. I am weary, pressed for time, in desperate need of a shower, and filled with a great sense of dread for the work ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The World Keeps Not Ending

We were not supposed to have made it this far. George Orwell saw night descending on us in 1984. Orwell was, on paper, a radical, but in his heart he was an old-fashioned English liberal. He dreamed of socialism but feared socialists. He feared them because he knew them. I was in the sixth grade in 1984, but I ... Read More
PC Culture

‘White Women’ Becomes a Disparaging Term

Using “white men” as a putdown is no longer extreme enough for the Left. Now it is moving on to doing the same for “white women.” How rapidly this transpired. It was less than two years ago that the approximately 98.7 percent of white women working in media who were openly rooting for Hillary Clinton ... Read More