Flotsam & Jetsam (9/10)

One of Those Walk-the-Children-Around-the-Pole-Ponies – “The great idol of modernity is the state. When people engage in political debates, therefore, a lot less time should be spent in looking at what people are offering up, and much more time spent on recognizing what they are offering it to.”

A Strange Disorder – “The little things have their place. But first we need to soften our hearts toward the greatest things…”

Does Religion “Poison Everything”? – An excellent post with some fascinating statistics. Matthew Paris’ comments on how “Africa Needs God” I found especially interesting.

The ‘Robocop’ Trailer Is Here – Yay yuh. Absolutely cannot wait to see this one.

New Guinness Ad Breaks the Mold – Guinness for the win, as usual. “[Guinness] distinguishes itself from its competitors by aligning its product with a brand of masculinity that has long been absent from beer advertising.”

The Case for Military Intervention in Syria – THIS.

Heir of All Ages – “If the modern man is indeed the heir of all ages, he is often the kind of heir who tells the family solicitor to sell the whole damned estate, lock, stock, and barrel, and give him a little ready money to throw away at the races or the night clubs.”

Curious George – So much yes.

“Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.” – Leo Tolstoy

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