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...
Found out about this via an e-mail from my son. Language warning…
I don’t know why the heckler is looking so shocked. Her kind is everywhere. Spoiled, lazy, feeling entitled; what have we done lately to make the common young citizen any other way? Zilch. We’ve kept them from ever being bored, ever, made sure they had medication to “help them focus,” and bottled water, and cell phones, and plied them with a steady entertainment diet of movies about giant robots from other planets that turn into cars. She provides a voice for a class that fails to see any connection between personal action and personal fulfillment, because there’s never been any reason for them to see such a connection.
That is how “healthy” people’s brains work, actually. They see connections between things that circumstances have forced them to see; everything else in the universe, as far as they’re concerned, is disconnected.
That is not an endorsement for her point of view, by the way. Quite the opposite. Whenever you hear of these “what difference does it make” types, pontificating away with their “wisdom” as they “challenge” the necessity of connecting this thing with that thing…and then challenging this other connection, and that one over there, and those other ones, until they’ve manufactured a phony-baloney universe in which everything is disconnected and random, like the grains of sand on a bone-dry scorching-hot beach — it turns out that what they’re displaying is not wisdom at all, nor depth, nor eloquence, nor any sort of “nuanced” world-view. What they’re displaying is inexperience. And the barely perceptible undercurrent of rage just beneath the surface, you’re not imagining it, it’s really there (as is proven at about 23:45). It’s there because deep down, they know that’s exactly what they’re displaying. They know they’ve been robbed of important experiences, they need these experiences and don’t know how to get them.
That’s why I like this video. What’s written above is usually somewhat obscure. She, and those like her, make it rather obvious.
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