Archive for January 21st, 2008

Kooks and conspiracy theorists

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Among libertarians online, mainly in their blags, there has been some discussion, pretty heated, disappointed, and resentful, about the revelations that Ron Paul's newsletter of the 1980's and early 1990's contained very strongly racist, anti-Semitic, bigoted, and conspiracy-theorist/paranoid essays. Very few of them ever had a byline, so no attribution ...

Maybe they do deserve their reputation…

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Having lived next to the state for most of my life, I never knew South Carolinians were quite this ignorant and misguided about things.

Overlapping fan bases

Monday, January 21st, 2008

When I was at the aforementioned midnight showing of Serenity, I couldn't help but think, somewhat smugly but most likely correctly, that there has never been a political cause and a movie or TV show that had fan bases that overlapped as extensively as those of Ron Paul and Firefly. ...

The philosophy of Firefly

Monday, January 21st, 2008

The State Theatre in Ann Arbor did a midnight showing of Serenity on Saturday night, so, naturally, I was extremely excited about it and was looking forward to it for two weeks. I went with my girlfriend and several other friends, most of whom are huge Firefly fans. I pick ...