Where’s Amelia?

One of our long-time readers passed along a fascinating news release Tuesday.  Since this had turned into something of a Woo-Woo Wednesday (markets panic next week and we’re talking about time machine ideas on the subscriber side), how ab out one of the finest...

Treason 2.0: Media-Communicated Psychiatric Disorders

News as a Disorder? Not in the DSM-5, yet.  So, grab $112-bucks and buy your own copy of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5 while you can. Bound to be a collectable. While Abram Beneson et al  did such a masterful job in...

The Calm Before the Witch Trial – Sunday Calculus

I’ve been spending too damn much time in my chair.  Because we are in the “window” where a possible Replay of 1929 could turn frighteningly real.  I’d suggest you reread a short history of the Salem Witch Trials not so much because the dems...

Prepping: Self-Administered Haircuts

Long ago, while living on my sailboat, I came to the conclusion that I really hated going to the barber shop.  I was working ashore of course, and had to wear a suit and tie every day for that’s what people in management did. Out of my (then) L.A. office, I got...

"The 100-Year Toaster" Ch. 14

Equational madness:  At the limits of business models.  We know that there is a logical upper bound for any product.  One (OK, several) for every person on the planet.  And we know there is a lower bound, too. Zero.The problem is what the planet...

Ham Radio: Alzheimers & the Digital Human

Carrying, as I do, one of the genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, there are many, many things done around here to keep that risk “managed” – as much as one can. That includes the usual:  Working on “mental projects” a  lot. ...

Guest Column on ‘Peachment & Autumn Falls

First thing done around here, most mornings, is to look through reader comments,  This morning, hats off to reader Ray, who has been so kind as to write this morning’s column for me, whether he knew it at the time, or not.  Because it really IS all one needs to...

The Missing Context, A Side of Woo-Woo

The entertaining insanity in Washington promises to be in full-farce (sic) today as the democrat “bum’s rush” toward impeachment gears up. After a thoughtful read of the entire phone transcript document Wednesday, I was hardly shocked to see how the...

“The 100-Year Toaster” (Ch. 13)

What “Report from Iron Mountain” missed.  “Report from Iron Mountain on the Accessibility and Desirability of Peace” was long-rumored to have been a parody of “think-tank” style contingency planning prevalent during the Cold...

Another “Hot Market Star” is Born

Interesting headline in the Case-Shiller (et al) Housing report just out:  The headline: “CHARLOTTE JOINS TOP THREE CITIES IN ANNUAL HOME PRICE GAINS ACCORDING TO S&P CORELOGIC CASE-SHILLER INDEX ” Followed by details which are really a bout housing...