Note: This is a cross-post of a review I posted at Goodreads.com I picked this book up as part of a bargain deal at B&N on a bit of a whim. It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and read a book of essays, and I wanted to see what was up with the modern … [Read more…]
My contention that state-mandated vehicle inspections are a racket was reaffirmed again today. My car failed inspection for having a tail light out. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’d much rather have to replace a $3 tail light than a $100 set of tires or something. But it’s never quite that simple, is it. Instead … [Read more…]
Some dude who has way too much time on his hands says he has “scientifically proven” that vampires cannot exist. Legend has it that vampires feed on human blood and once bitten a person turns into a vampire and starts feasting on the blood of others. Efthimiou’s debunking logic: On Jan 1, 1600, the human … [Read more…]
Just ran across a pretty good review of the movie Serenity (the movie continuation of the TV series Firefly) at Reason. Pretty interesting stuff.
Even in my own (admittedly shallow) dives into libertarianism, I’ve noticed that, just as within the larger world, there are a host of different opinions on various topics. Although the basic principle of liberty (aggression is always wrong) and the first harmonic of ideals that stem from it (therefore, murder, rape, fraud, etc. should be … [Read more…]
I don’t know if Joss Whedon is of a libertarian mind, but several characters in his Firefly series tend to show some pretty libertarian bents in their conversation. Malcolm Reynolds (Mal) – the captain of Serenity – particularly has some great one-offs. Shepherd Book – a futuristic monk with a shady past – also makes some great observations about … [Read more…]
For Christmas I got a gift card to Best Buy. Since then, I’ve been trying to figure out what to use it for. Until Friday. I went to Best Buy after work to browse around and pass the time before I met Hil to go to dinner and a movie (another post). I hadn’t seen … [Read more…]