Flotsam & Jetsam (10/10)

What the Pro-Obama BBC Won’t Explain – Leave it to a doughty Englishman to say what most American politicians will not.

Making Us Better – “Those artists believed that truth could only be found by peeling away interpretation. But by taking out all the interpretation, they also took out the vision. And where there is no vision, we know the people will perish.”

A Flat and Inexplicable World – Barrett nails it.

JUST a Mom – “Yes, she is just a mother. Which is sort of like looking at the sky and saying, ‘hey, look, it’s just the sun.'”

The Man With 59,000 Books… In His House – “Many rooms didn’t have furniture; they had books, stacks of books. But it wasn’t like you walked into the house and thought, ‘Holy crap, he’s a hoarder!’ The books were very well cared for — lots of dehumidifiers running all the time — and extremely organized. He listed the books in spiral notebooks with entries like, ‘blue room, northeast wall, northernmost stack, fourth book from the bottom.'”

MovieByte Review: Gravity – I can’t remember the last time TJ gave anything four and a half stars. I need to see this film.

Evangelicalism’s Last Taboo – A gem from Todd Pruitt: “In an age when being nice is the highest virtue, publicly confronting error from a well-known Christian is perhaps the last taboo in contemporary evangelicalism.”

The Walking Dead, Season 4 – TWD returns October 13th. Get your bats and handguns ready. If the first three seasons were any indication, this one’s gonna rock.

“There is one thing, Emma, which a man can always do, if he chuses, and that is, his duty; not by manoevering and finessing, but by vigour and resolution.” – Jane Austen, Emma

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