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May 10, 2008


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Peter L. Winkler is pretty sure that D.C. madame really did commit suicide.

* Dennis Mangan is thinking about leaving California. Visitors offer many tips.

* Alice is trying not to become a tiresome geezer-blogger. It's already too late for some of the rest of us.

* Gotta love it when a girl finds a career that really suits her. (NSFW)

* The worst cities in the country for hay-fever sufferers.

* Have these guys figured out how to predict the results of the Presidential election? (Link thanks to FvB.)

* Great motorcycle. (Link thanks to Graham Lester.)

* Men eat more meat; women eat more fruit. (Source.)

* Hey, a mammoth black vs. brown riot at an L.A. high school -- who could have anticipated it? Any bets on whether we'll be seeing more or less of this kind of thing?

* Yahmdallah reached towards a bug that he thought was dead, and ...

* Eyeball the pixel couch.

* Who's the spanking-est of them all? (NSFW)

* James Kunstler wouldn't be surprised if the economy falls apart in the next month or two.

* Agnostic tries to figure out why beautiful girls from more traditional areas are more modest about their looks than beautiful big-city girls.

* Derek Lowe takes a look at yet another anti-cholesterol drug flop and offers this: "For now, there’s no way to really know what will happen in humans without, well, using humans." Can someone please share Derek's wisdom with the entire field of economics?

* Her new HDTV has reawakened Lynne Kiesling's interest in hockey.

* I'll probably never get around to reading Yuri Slezkine's "The Jewish Century," praised by Steve Sailer among others. How nice then that YouTube carries a good hour-long Harry Kreisler interview with Slezkine.

* MBlowhard Rewind: I ventured a General Theory of women's fashion magazines.



posted by Michael at May 10, 2008


The white students at Locke High School didn't take part in the black vs. brown riot. Not that their participation would've made much difference. Out of a total enrollment of 2,600 at the school, there are seven white students. Not 700, but seven.

Posted by: Peter on May 10, 2008 10:47 PM

Yes indeed, as a sometime hockeywatching Canadian, I can confidently say that hockey, much more than any other sport, is dramatically improved by HD.

Posted by: Thursday on May 11, 2008 1:01 AM

So far we're one for one. Check back in November to see whether we go two for two!

Posted by: Eric Schulman on May 11, 2008 9:37 AM

I love the smell of diversity in the morning.

Posted by: vanderleun on May 11, 2008 10:03 AM


The skeleton bike! Love it!

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on May 11, 2008 5:08 PM

Slezkine hit the major points nicely there.

By the way, check out the events section at for a good recent book tour presentation + q&a by your man Bill Kaufmann (mp3 or video). I have never been able to get through his writing, but he seems lively and likeable in person.

Posted by: robert on May 12, 2008 5:29 AM

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