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Quote of the Day

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

—H. L. Mencken

Manners

Cryptoquote Spoiler - 09/16/17

“We are here and it is now.  Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.”   —   H. L. Mencken

(He lived, and died, before the great leaps forward that science has taken in the last 60 years, but I still dig what he was saying.  22 more words

Entertainment

Mencken Day 2017

Where else do you read arguments against intelligent design that include taking a swipe at government?

The argument from design, once the bulwark of Christian apologetics, has been shot so full of holes that it is no wonder it has had to be abandoned.

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Being Human

September 12: Happy Birthday Ben McKenzie and Emmy Rossum

Ben McKenzie is turning 39 today.  He has been a regular on series television for nearly fifteen years.  In 2003, at a time when he had only had a couple of TV guest spots, he was cast as Ryan Atwood, the troubled teen who was a central character on… 1,053 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

ON THIS DAY: September 12, 2017

September 12th is

Chocolate Milkshake Day

Video Games Day

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Police Woman’s Day *

U.N. Day for South-South Cooperation *

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History

Quote of the Day 9-8-17 (H.L. Mencken)

“The American people, taking one with another, constitute the most timorous, sniveling, poltroonish, ignominious mob of serfs and goose-steppers ever gathered under one flag in Christendom since the end of the Middle Ages.” 6 more words

Livin' In The USA

Bodie and Jimmy Are Back

Here’s some of the dialogue I plan to include in my talk on Saturday for Mencken Day. Its title is “When America Was Great and Baltimore Knew Better.” 458 more words

Being Human