Thursday, May 18, 2006

From Chaucer down to Paris

Gooslings on the Front Range
"Dan Chavcer ben a poette of renown
Bettir by far than thatte hacke Dan Brouun."
One of the comments on Geoffrey Chaucer hath a blog's version of DaVinci's Code. Brilliant, not easy reading, but oh, so much fun!
PeeWee Herman on ad against crack cocaine.
Mayberry Machiavellis:
"If hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue, compassionate conservatism is the policy hypocrisy uses to disguise economic vice. While it has been three generations in the making, its rhetorical embrace by the Bushes has come to display less and less genteel upper-class pretense...and instead to manifest a higher and higher ratio of outright deception: saying one thing and meaning another. "
A harvard professor's summer reading list for his students:
Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom
Robert Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers
Paul Krugman, Peddling Prosperity
Steven Landsburg, The Armchair Economist
P.J. O'Rourke, Eat the Rich
Burton Malkiel, A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Avinash Dixit and Barry Nalebuff, Thinking Strategically
Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics
John McMillan, Reinventing the Bazaar
William Breit and Barry T. Hirsch, Lives of the Laureates
Apparently Red Paperclip's "one afternoon with Alice Cooper isn't getting much of a reception and certainly not the house he wishes for. W'as up?
From the Superficial comes this video that sets us staight on what really rich folk are like. Ewww! So much for my admiration for Paris Hilton's liberated personna. She is just a spoiled airheaded lala girl with toomuch money and no sense of what life is. But she is a mean driver with a very fast car. See video.
Muffy's world of vagina euphemisms. There's lots but you might know some more.


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