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Monthly Archives: December 2019
Night and Haley talk about Sixth Sense
Probably time to watch this again…
“Growing up with Steve Miller”
This engaging memoir piece that originally ran in Texas Monthly is really worth your time.
Dept. of Heathen Cultural Archeology
So, the insanely talented bandleader on James Corden’s Late Late Show is a guy named Reggie Watts. Astute readers of Heathen should note that the first mention here of Watts or his output is actually in the long-ago era of 2002, when I hipped you all to Watts’ prior band Maktub; here’s a YouTube clip of one of their songs.
Watts came up again in as a solo performer in 2007 here; that video link is dead, but the clip is available at YouTube.
Somewhere along the line, Watts pivoted to comedy; you can see he’s there already in his 2012 TED talk, which I just saw (again) on a “best of 2010s” list, and so here we are.
Just don’t call it “socialism,” because they’ll stop shopping
A tiny deep-red town in Florida lost its last grocer — so they opened a municipally-run grocery store, run at a break-even basis, to service the town’s largely low-income and senior population.
Josh Marshall Lays It Out
You should go read this piece, which ends:
[T]he President isn’t really on trial here. His guilt is too obvious and established. The question here is whether the GOP, his party, will take any step to restrain an obviously bad acting President. The answer to that is pretty obvious at this point. But it’s that more than the President’s guilt that needs to be elucidated, proven. This may be a subtle distinction. But it’s an important one. Getting it right can, I believe, put right what seems intuitively out of balance in these proceedings.
Democrats are going through the motions of trying to convince their GOP colleagues, even if in practice they know this is not going to happen. They need to shift gears. This isn’t about convincing their Republican colleagues. It’s about showing them up, indicting them for the decision they have very clearly made. Frustration, outrage, befuddlement are all in their way expressions of weakness. Republicans are committed to defending President Trump at all costs no matter what he does. That’s not something to try change. It’s what you’re trying to demonstrate.
Dept. of Nerd History
Old computer geeks like me may enjoy this history of the rise and fall of OS/2 over at ArsTechnica.
Clearly, we need to adopt some mice
So, this guy was curious why his workbench was getting tidied at night….
This Just In
No greater honor has this humble blog ever received than the news from longtime Heathen Ear O’Corn that this site is blocked at Shell due to “adult content.”
Sarah Gailey is a TREASURE
And you should be reading them.
Their story “Away With the Wolves” is a really, really great place to start. Please do.
Here’s something we missed
A while back, the longstanding Mac developer and blogger Brent Simmons noted that his site, Inessential, was now 20 years old.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that, well, MiscHeathen hit 19 years on 29 November.
In that first short month, I posted only one other time; it amuses me greatly that this first proper entry is actually about Lindsey and her journey to Russia. Lindsey was then the (relatively new?) girlfriend of my longtime best pal Eric. 19 years later, she’s been his wife for 13 years, and is mother to Heathen Godchild E. B., with whom we trimmed a Christmas tree on Sunday.
Obviously, I post way less in these days of social media than I did before, but as folks realize what a cesspool Facebook is I’m endeavoring to share things here more often.
For some reason I’m assuming this may appeal to Erin
Time was, people kept squirrels for pets.
Are you hip?
Longtime Heathen know I’ve had some hip work done, but mine is still mostly natural; we didn’t have to replace the whole joint.
However, hip joint replacement is fascinating. Here’s a pretty great article on the history and changes in hip replacements, written by a guy who got one in his 30s.