Long time no see. I mentioned last month that my wife and I had put in an offer on a house. Well, we got it, so now we’re getting ready for the big move to Portland’s illustrious Gateway district. But today we’re taking a break from painting, flooring, packing and moving — not to mention professional obligations — to partake in the American tradition of lounging about and eating on the 25th. I’ve actually got a backlog of vectors to share with you, but I’ll keep this one short.
- Ayn Rand helped the FBI investigate whether ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ was commie propaganda
- Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas
- Alchemist, mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton was born today, which I suppose is as good a reason as any for a feast.
We just finished watching the first season of The Knick, which starts slow but turns into an amazing piece of auteurism. Think we’re going to watch the Black Mirror Christmas special today.
Rip It Up and Start Again by Simon Reynolds.