Tuesday, December 28, 2004
- Good reading this week: Judge Richard Posner guest blogs at Leiter Reports
- Twist your perceptions and tempt nystagmus with these 50 Classic Optical Illusions [via Fishbucket]
- Invisible Donkey Removal: aren't you at least curious?
- The reason today's film titles are so hard to tell from one another? They tend to fall into a repetitive naming formula - present infinitive + subject noun, occasionally only a conjunction separating the twain. [Film Threat]
- Tim Sandefur describes earthquake diplomacy [post from December 26th, early in the developing Asian tsunami tragedy], and neatly fisks Harry Jaffa's theory of "natural law"
- Fellow Chicagoan Kameron Hurley's [of Brutal Women, guesting at Alas, A Blog] insightful post debunking our culture's 'weight loss=happiness equation'
- I can't decide which idea sounds worse: coffee enemas or Vastra Dhauti (as opposed to Vatsara Dhauti, an altogether different yogic intestinal cleaning method)
- New year, new farkleberries frontispiece: a seven-segmented Aztec ouroboros, with a tip of the hat to the MillenniuM logo