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January 2008

January 31, 2008

Be careful buying that 1928 Chevy Landau Coupe

"Crooks are getting better at faking collectible cars".

How to fight back

Haven't used this advice yet, but it could come in handy some day: "The Ultimate Consumerist Guide to Fighting Back".

Two lists

Courtesy of Wikipedia, two long lists:

List of paradoxes.

List of Latin phrases.

January 30, 2008

The ultimate refutation of Big Government

The Door is pleased to present its most important link ever.

Here's the ultimate resolution to the debate about whether big government or the market is better: Washington Post reporter Anne Applebaum asks--and answers--"Where Did All Those Gorgeous Russians Come From?"

A broken shoelace

The art of a good columnist: an entertaining meditation on the modern world set off by a broken shoelace.

Another bonus from the Net

Kinda obvious but still interesting: the Net is good for introverts.

Another (thankfully, cheaper) road to nowhere

Your U.S. Congress at work. (As Thomas Sowell asked recently, since McCain-Feingold, have you noticed any lessened effect of money on politics?)

January 29, 2008

Morgellons

Seemingly balanced Washington Post piece on the weird phenomenon that is "Morgellons disease". After reading it, I lean toward believing there is a significant psychological component, but the article seems to raise some reasonable questions.

Woody Allen

A nice profile of Woody Allen, a man who describes himself as "the luckiest guy in the world".

My father used to say--quoting somebody, I forget who--that the harder he worked, the luckier he got.

Doctors start to be careful reoxygenating people

This article prompts me to think of Dana Carvey doing Johnny Carson: "This is some weird, wacky stuff."

People don't die because their cells are deprived of oxygen; they die when the oxygen returns.

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