My review of Mayfair games Family Business the mob card game is now available at Amazon here. This is a first rate game and makes an excellent Christmas gift. It is one of the few games that my wife will play on occasion.
From the Curt Jester here is a rather funny list of what programming language is your religion: C would be Judaism - it's old and restrictive, but most of the world is familiar with its laws and respects them. The catch is, you can't convert into it - you're either into it from the start, … Continue reading What language is your religion
Well as of this morning people on my street, my sister, my cousin and one of my wife's best friends are all still without power. Our Mayor's press conference on the subject and on repairs etc is here, if you would like to download it then click here. Mini-Update: (Did I just hear a reporter … Continue reading People in town still without power
Powerline reports on riots in Sweden by "Youths" but if you dig a little you find out that you might be able to categorize them a bit narrower: She said the trouble was linked to the closure of an Islamic centre. The owner of the building, in an immigrant neighbourhood, had decided not to renew … Continue reading Maybe they are all Methodists?
In his New York Times column today Nick Kristof talks about Arthur C. Brooks book Who really Cares. The book contends that by all measures that conservatives tend to be more charitable with their money than liberals. Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, “Who Really Cares,” cites data that households … Continue reading Missing something
Today's Day by Day strip suggests that read and remembered Jonah Goldberg's book Liberal Fascism. As I was grabbing the link for the book at amazon I was surprised to see it listed at 123 among hardcovers. Not bad for a book that was released almost 350 days ago.
Tonight begins the 8 days of Hanukkah. For those who don't know it is celebrating the purification of the temple after it had been defiled by their foes, you can find the longer story in the 1 Maccabees 4:35-59 the meat and potatoes of it are here: On the anniversary of the day on which … Continue reading Happy Hanukkah to all