Wednesday, January 31, 2018


I knew a woman once who was convinced a pianist of her acquaintance was secretly in love with her: the content and order of the pieces in his programs were coded, secret messages to her, surreptitiously expressing his love until he could do so openly.

CNN suspects Melania Trump is secretly in love with them, choosing her wardrobe and transportation as coded, secret messages to them, expressing her love until she can do so openly.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Joe Katzman

I don't know who he is, but this is a brilliant insight, sharply put:
Maybe that’s because American public education is now a 20-year Milgram Experiment. Where the meta-message inside political correctness is to override your own judgement, in favor of deliberately-shifting judgments from people with higher status.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Quote of the year — 2017

The problem, of course, is that the places that have obsessively run those stories for the past year aren’t really news outfits—not anymore. They are in the aromatherapy business.
Lee Smith