It’s been a good week here on the old blog. Good viewing numbers, good book sales, (thanks guys – don’t forget to leave a review), and all of it culminating in the steady growth in month on month viewing numbers. Not to forget all of the good comments. So lots of goodness all round.
This week’s link-fest has morphed into a bit of a nerd ensemble. But I am a bit of a nerd at heart, what with my Dungeons & Dragons playing, video games, endless book reading, Advanced Squad Leader goodness, (the best tabletop game of all time), and my collection of cardigans. I tell you, cardigans are the best knitwear ever. How nerdy is that? Anyway, enough of the rambles, and on with the show.
Let’s go straight up with a preview chapter of Nicholas Taleb’s forthcoming book, Skin in the Game. This is chapter two and it is titled, Why Each One Should Eat His Own Turtles: Equality in Uncertainty.
Not nerdy enough for you? Okay then, how about How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained.
Still want more nerd goodness? You guys are insatiable. How Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive. Utah has wefare and charity based on skin in the game. Guess what? It works a hell of a lot better. I mean, whowuddathoughtit?
Okay, I’m going to back away a little from the nerd stuff. Here are two excellent conflicting examples of why modern childhood is all wrong.
When one New Zealand school tossed its playground rules and let students risk injury, the results were surprising, (most convoluted headline ever? Homework for my legions of fawning fans is to come up with a more concise headline than this monstrosity).
A video that goes into a little detail of the history of the West, starting at those mysterious Minoans on the island of Crete.
And to finish off, via Ace of Spades I discovered the twitter account of one R.M.Huffman, a Christian, constitutionalist, creationist, anesthesiologist, artist, author, and a man who appreciates alliteration. He got jumped by a crowd of abortion loving “I just fucking love science” types, and boy does he handle them well. My personal favorite:
Goodness me, that was a lot of stuff. I’m positively exhausted. Which must mean that it’s time for the hawt chick of the week!