California City is California’s 3rd largest city by geographic size but is called home by only 14,000 people. It’s a fascinating failure of a planned community; a weird ghost town of unpaved roads and cul-de-sacs surrounded by empty desert lots.
“I did not mean to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid,” explained [John Stuart] Mill in a subsequent letter. “I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative.” A neat insult for any Leftist to have up his sleeve, but it bears noting that Mill used “stupid” as something of a technical term. A good test for whether someone is stupid, he suggests, would be to see whether their thoughts on a given topic could be inferred from those of their social circle. How would today’s Leftists do by this standard?
—Just a pull quote to pique your interest (Conservative or Liberal or Whatever, hopefully). Worth a read!
“Non-scientists can be cajoled into doing useful scientific work if it is packaged as an online computer game. And many of them are actually rather good at it.”—Scientists are using you to help them change the world… (via theeconomist)
I really think AMC might have taken a misstep with this show. It’s pretty obvious that they’re branding themselves as a “serious” network with lots of “serious” shows (and well they should! They have two extremely successful ones, critically, creatively and even somewhat commercially) but I think…
By the numbers: 9 percent alcohol by volume (!!!); 225 calories; 19 IBU
Notes: A standout beer, though not necessarily in a good way. So this is mostly your classic, unfiltered blonde wheat ale: a dose…
I think you undersell this beer a little, honestly (but to each his own, and all that). Have you tried Unibroue’s similarly high ABV Trois Pistoles? I’d also recommend drinking either out of a tulip-shaped glass, but that’s probably not really responsible for your disappointment, here.
My untimely review of Inception. I doubt I say anything you haven’t already seen elsewhere (assuming you read lots of movie reviews) except for maybe the last paragraph. Also, I’m still getting my sea legs back w/r/t this whole writing thing, so don’t exactly expect Anthony Lane, you know?