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Composer Dimitri Shostakovich was born September 25, 1906: some quotes, history, and music.

When the U.S. Government Tried to Make It Rain by Exploding Dynamite in the Sky.

Georgian era stand-up routines

Hypnotic breast enlargement.

This Is Your Octopus On Drugs.

A short history of Sleepwalking.

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include the physics of swirling your wine, Firefly‘s Unification Day, the 17th century Russian beard tax, seamless underwater-to-air communication, and the Great British Hedgehog Census.

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The New, New Anti-Semitism

The old anti-Semitism was mostly, but not exclusively, a tribal prejudice expressed in America up until the mid 20th century most intensely on the right. It manifested itself from the silk-stocking country club and corporation (“gentlemen’s agreement”) to the rawer regions of the Ku Klux Klan’s lunatic ... Read More
Immigration

The Left, the Wall, the Truth

Democrats and others on the left offer three reasons for their opposition to building a wall on America's southern border. 1. A wall is ineffective. 2. A wall is too expensive. 3. A wall is immoral. Each one is false, so false as to constitute lies. So, the only question is: Do Democrats and others on ... Read More