Around the Intertubes: February 14, 2011

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on February 14, 2011

Boy, there is a lot to cover . . .

1. “Why Texting Failed Among the Victorians.”

2. We are going to have to build a time machine so that I can go back to watch a chess game or several between Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. More here.

3. Speaking of chess, the contest between Ehsan Ghaem Maghami and Alik Gershon may turn out to be an epic one.

4. Will beans be banned as well? Mel Brooks had better stay out of Malawi.

5. I guess no one’s going to call this guy a slacker.

6. A mystery solved.

7. John Maynard Keynes “really didn’t say everything [he] said.”

8. Any Cubs fan could have told you this. Time to raise those beer prices.

9. Recently discovered: Perhaps the earliest philosophy journal rejection letter.

10. The inspiration for Captain Ahab. More here.

11. Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice if someday we all had the decency to understand that mourning the demise of the Soviet Union is just as bad as mourning the demise of Nazi Germany? Thank God at least this latest bit of misplaced nostalgia was able to inspire funny, and on-point comments. Like this one, for example.

12. Via Steven Hayward, a reminder that soccer is a glorious sport.

  • Demosthenes

    Re #11: I actually prefer Dr. Weevil’s comment at 10:28 pm on the 14th. Less humorous, perhaps, but more on point. As to the piece of filth it was responding to, I’m not sure whether Brian Leiter is more of an embarrassment to philosophy or law.

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