Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why


1. Old Mudgie notes this for today:

2. Daily Mail, eh? That’s “reading”?

It’s a commonly accepted fact that reading offers far more cognitive benefits than watching television. This is largely because television is a more “passive” activity, while reading goes deeper, encouraging greater thought and fostering verbal communication.

But a recent study out of Kensington University in London suggests that the advantage of choosing reading over television can have more than cognitive benefits; it can have behavioral benefits as well. According to the Daily Mail, researchers studied the interpersonal relations of those who chose reading over television viewing.

3. The url gives you an indicator:

4. Url says it again:

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]… More here ...

The furniture of the [female] mind

There’s one blogger I don’t follow, named Hoyt and unfortunately, her mind is – sorry to offend – quite female.

Thus she drags things in which are either irrelevant or wrong or there are far better examples.

Chuckles sends this:

Sarah has a current post in which she muses on the truism that our elders are vilified for believing in, and doing what was the norm in their time.

Then expands like this –

‘Find out what your principles are. Examine them ruthlessly. Don’t be shocked if in some you agree with the left. (For instance, I want equality under the law for men and women, and I’m quite happy with more women in stem, but since I view people as individuals, I don’t believe in SHOVING women into stem to prove an ideological point. I also think gay marriage is a stabilizing force in society, because marriage is a quintessential bourgeois institution, and once gay people enter into it, they stop being weapons of the left.

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The Ozerov scam

Following on from Roger’s passing, I’ve been watching more than a few of the old episodes of the Persuaders [spoilers until the end of the post].

The 60s-80s production values are [cough, ahem] but the wimmin are superlative – all 60s dollybirds, for example in the last one was Suzy Kendall – remember her claim to fame?… More here ...

Ghost of Michelle Fields past

Remind you of anyone, ladies and gentlemen?

A reporter who was a firsthand witness to an incident late Wednesday involving Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte and a reporter for the Guardian now admits she may have misstated some details of her initial story.

Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs claimed Gianforte, locked in a hotly contested special election for Congress, body-slammed him and broke his glasses at a campaign event Wednesday. Local authorities have brought misdemeanor assault charges against Gianforte.

The other side of it.  Fox was there and said that that’s not how it happened at all:

Gianforte’s press secretary, Shane Scanlon, said that as the candidate “was giving a separate interview in a private office,” Jacobs “entered the office without permission, aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg’s face and began asking badgering questions.”

And the pretty babe it reminded me of?

… aggressively tried to force me to the ground … [Michelle Fields on Corey Lewandowski]

Take your pick of urls on it, e.g.:… More here ...

The so-called Hegelian wins every time

Two different situations thousands of miles apart among the dozens of things coming in every day – this brings it home to me.

1. The clip is short but long enough to illustrate the issue: “They’re not journalists, we’re the journalists:”

The MSM are simply not covering things as they really happen.… More here ...