Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
1) No matter what they fail at, it’s always someone else’s fault. George Bush did it, the Republicans are mean, the dog ate Obama’s homework. It’s not his fault that he’s flunking every class!
5) They demand to be treated like adults, but the moment they get an adult responsibility — like being President — they quit doing it the right way five minutes in because it’s “boring” and wander off to find something more “fun” to do (like golfing or campaigning).
11) When they don’t like something, they throw a tantrum and demand that other people change their behavior to work around their attitude problem.
15) They torment, bully, and provoke other people at every opportunity until someone hits them back, at which point they start crying and demanding sympathy.
In all these examples — just like with the bratty kids — the common situation is that the object of study makes reliable errors, out of a sense of conviction that their feelings are somehow important.
Me, in the e-mails, on the subject of people who insist “all ideas/ideologies are equally valid,” and then somehow end up (or always wanted to be?) voting straight-lefty-dem:
I have concluded that this is the natural sentiment people end up having, when they don’t see linkage between actions they exercise, and results produced. When they build nothing, or think they’re building nothing. I’ve found people who disavow that notion, have made a lifestyle of some kind out of producing favorable consequences. It doesn’t have to be software engineering…It can be 4H. It can be gardening. But when your most impactful effort in this world is something like “I’m going to keep drawing a paycheck for no work, and my boss is never going to get rid of me,” it produces nihilism.
Nihilism — the belief that life lacks meaning or intrinsic value. It’s really a “Captain Obvious” thing when you think about it: The belief that ideas and actions are pointless, leads to the belief that life itself is pointless. And if all these things are pointless, then the only thing that has a point to it is being happy, right? Therefore, the only thing anybody can do that’s wrong, is raining on your parade. Crowding your buzz. Ruining your little party.
Being a square.
I can’t imagine living any kind of life as some sort of “adult,” that somehow permits me to maintain the same world-view I might have had in middle school. I have a great deal of trouble envisioning how that’s possible. I don’t envy it, but there must be a sort of bliss in it. Especially when the person at the center of it, has become accustomed to feeling his or her way through every little problem that comes along, and ignoring all consequences.
All the way to the eighteenth hole.
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