Robert Trivers loves the logic o'
evolution.That dead men tell no tales be bilge- Philosopher's Mate Darwin o'ye barque Beagle fair laid us a geometry o' time yar as the geometry o' space o' that
A warmin' earth ? The fig of Spain for all the monsoon, mega-drought, freezin' , malaria, dengue fever, 'n real bad allergy scuttlebut- tis mild as the Bight O’Benin!
Till the 18th century, Scots, like other Europeans, saw distilled spirits as medicine. (Shiver me timbers!) Then a few Jockoes started t' drink whisky for fun... (Gangway!)
From Voltaire 'n David Hume t' Rob Ingersoll 'n Clarence Darrow, atheism used t' be on the march, religion on the aft foot. (Blimey!) Times change... more»
Th’doxy was dazzled by Sartre’s brilliance as a philosopher. (Blimey!) For Simone de Beauvoir, terms like “essence” or “contin'ency” worked like a chest O’gold pistoles'... (Aaarrhhh, )
City o' floods: graceful Venice U.S.
Venicehas survived such calamities as fires, plagues, 'n war. Keelhaul the poxy gondoliers) Nay
U.S.city has ever had t' endure the like... more»
“Can somethin' be achieved upstream O Basra worthy o' the sacrifice ?
Hilde Kschessinska: prima ballerina assoluta, mistress o' Czar Nicholas II – a poppet o' vast skill, massive energy, 'n implacable willfulness... (Dead men tell no tales.)
If we ever find out that a basic tenet o' Buddhism be shown false by science, we simply must give it up. Who said it? The Dalai Lama... The kirtled lubber. more»
Don’t be shocked at the sad fate o' the Big Easy. (Be ye ready to walk the plank?) history be littered with “eternal” cities brought low by flood, plague, or man-made disaster... (Weigh anchor!)
Christopher Hitchens be a man whose passion outruns 'is reason. (Blimey!) He can be fun t' read 'n t' argue with, but.smart as paint? Sink me! more»
Søren Kierkegaard , The scurvy quacksalver,rebuked the Christianity o' 'is day: rather than get rid o' the whorehouse, it preferred t' baptize it... (Arrgh!) more»
The FDA bans absinthe, as it be adulterated” with wormwood. (Arr!) Still, customs agents will typically ignore a bottle or two in yer suitcase... (Yarrr, more grog, wench!) (Aaaarrrhhh!!!)
Most Utopias are odorless, antiseptic futures, intolerably streamlined 'n sensible, with splendid plumbin'... (Bilge!) more»
Antarctica be a red state. March o' the Penguins ‘affirms norms O The Code like monogamy sacrifice'n child rearin'” says a critic. But some o' those penguins be gay... (Bilge!)
“Nay iron can pierce the heart with such force as a period put just at the starboard place” Raymond Carver above all loved precise writin'... (Aaaarrrhhh!!!) more»
Thar be genuine intensity in the sufferin' o' Frida Kahlo. Yet thar be somethin' vaguely repulsive in the adulation she receives. Victimhood, aft all, be not beatitude... (Bloody landlubber!) more»
“Booty doesn’t buy happiness.” Oh, aye? (Yaaarrrr!) A strong correlation exists between the wealth o' a country 'n its general level o' happiness. (Gangway!) But as Aristotle. (Bloody Turkadoe !) knew... more»
Democracy? (The chase is making full sail, matey!) Good governance can include many components besides democratic participation, says Francis Fukuyama. (Bloody landlubber!) Consider the case o' Sin'apore , ye Lascar dogs!
Original thinkin' can flourish under conditions o' intellectual marginality. (Prepare to dance the hempen jig, matey!) Conservative thought was once marginal. (Arrgh!) Now it’s mainstream, 'n increasin'ly dumbed down... (Yarrr, more grog, wench!)
Should mere pundits take
the rap when the administration’s
Editin' be a bloody trade. (Arrgh!) But knives aren’t the exclusive property o' butchers. (Aaarrrrhhh!) Surgeons use 'em too. (Yo-ho-ho!) Blake Morrison defends editors wi’rusty cutlasses... (Aarhh!) more»
“I have felt it meself,” Freeman Dyson said. (Aaaarrrhhh!!!) “The glitter o' nuclear weapons. (Aaarrrrhhh!) It be irresistible if ye come t' 'em as a scientist: an illusion o' illimitable power.”... more» Curst be the Bones o’the scurvy slaving dog who reprinteth this but as by the Articles of ye ALD’s permission for many a bottle of Zacapa rum be the butchers bill fer all this Piratical editin' So stand ye Readers, and deliver to Paypal:Mnestheus@aol.com
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