Real Coffee? The Debate
Instapundit starts a firestorm by noting the ratings of inexpensive coffee by a "champion barista."
[Although it was not in the competition, I like Folger's Black Silk coffee. Give it a try.]
Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life
The Washington Post provides some background information on the new White House press secretary. Here's hoping he leaves with his reputation in better shape than that of his predecessor.
Mississippi Fred McDowell: "You Gotta Move."
The movie negotiation scene in "Mistress," a film which deserved a far larger audience.
When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split.
It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.
Mississippi Fred McDowell: "Goin Down to the River."
Nicholas Bate has a "Holiday 21."
FutureLawyer has a video on self-driving cars; an experience which lurks in our future.
"We were inside the swamp for three weeks, and the only time we had dry feet was when we were asleep in our tents. To place the tent, you have to build a platform because the ground is permanently water-logged."
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
The Telegraph has the sad story of the last Hindustan Ambassador, a.k.a. Morris Oxford.
The trailer for "Lucy."
Anderson Layman's Blog has some thoughts by Robert A. Heinlein on the subject.
Joe Cocker with "Bye Bye Blackbird."
The Seekers: "I'll Never Find Another You."
David Kanigan has the video clip of the day.
"We didn't learn of this until we read about it in the newspapers but that, of course, says nothing about our management skills because we've been working very hard and the problem has been around for decades and I can assure you that no one is more upset than I am and I would love to take some action now but it is important to wait until all of the facts are in and I'm confident that one day they will be and when they are and we can precisely determine who was responsible for this I will tear him a new one unless that person happens to be me which is highly unlikely but in that case I will be suitably harsh and issue myself a reprimand. Verbally and in private. We don't want to over-react."
When a given act by a given person, John Doe, is referred to by five separate reporters as persevering, firm, determined, obstinate, or pig-headed,you obviously learn as much about the feelings of the reporters toward John Doe as about John Doe himself. The reporters are more successful in spreading abroad their own feelings than in describing John Doe.