Publicity still from To Have and Have Not—1944
On a remote island, a rich former executive and his wife wait for the world to end. they want others to join—but it’s a one-way trip.
We all have our little utopias, but this doesn’t seem to be it for me, For one, there’s no place to bicycle. As I tend to say in such circumstances, “to each his own,” or “live and let live.”
History has had its fair share of bizarre court cases, but within the last five years, we’ve seen several absurd lawsuits that leave us asking, “Is this for real?” If this world is coming to anything, it’s that you can be sued for being too pretty or too smart. Want to see what else you can be sued for? Take a look at these absurd lawsuits that have taken place in recent years.
From The New Yorker, a short 1998 piece by Arthur Miller.
I remember summer life “before air-conditioning.” It was hot.
From Amazing Facts Undefined. I found the advice fairly good, in that most of it is “common sense,” all too uncommon. However, the instructive tone of addressing it to “you” is a bit of a turn-off. I wonder if the author takes his or her own advice?
2014: Obama’s America—”Scandals now come so fast that each new mess makes us forget the previous one.”
From Live Science—so, is the science settled?
From The Threepenny Review—seven to one aren’t particularly good odds.
And he was vilified for it by the leftists. See some great quotes in the Althouse link.
From The School of Life—Epicurus and “happiness.”