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Chasing Dying Media: Newsprint

Please read yesterday’s introduction over here. In the coming days I might also share my brief thoughts on magazines, old and new.


Out of all traditional media, newspapers must’ve changed the most. 448 more words

Entertainment Discussion

July 29, 1887: Naughty Nomads and Singing Sots

Born in 1887, Sigmund Romberg moved to the United States in 1909 and, after a short resume builder in a pencil factory (as a sharpener?), found work as a pianist.  307 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Censorship is ****ing ******

I’m not sure what the definition of rock-bottom is for human progression, but banning speech and opinions must be close to the molten core.

We’ve already seen it historically with the Dark Ages, where those who dared to defy the church were called heretics and were then beheaded or burned at the stake. 1,095 more words

Grow Stronger

China: Independent journalism has a vile effect on society.

Nice to see the leadership in China is being honest about their attitude toward freedom of press and speech. In the past, they used would at least claim to be for freedom of the press but within limited “guidelines.” 221 more words

International News Coverage

Segregation, violence, and how the Left is butchering Free Speech.

I was once, as I mentioned in my introductory post on this blog, something of a die-hard liberal. I despised conservatives, both big and small C, as being hateful, odious purveyors of tired pseudo-intellectual rhetoric intended to blind the general public. 992 more words


Blazing Saddles In A PC America

Tonight the CAPA summer movie series screens the Mel Brooks epic Blazing Saddles.  I’ll be joining a group of guys from the firm who will be going to watch the film that features the greatest fart scene in the history of American cinema. 348 more words


Censorship also for boardgames

Polish board game Queue was taken out of Russian stores, with Russian authorities alleging the game disseminates anti-Soviet content. In Queue players experience shopping in communist-era Poland, where they attempt to track down the items on their shopping list from understocked shops or the black market. 448 more words