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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, May 15, 2015


I grew up when movies cost 25 cents and there were double features plus cartoons and, sometimes, serial episodes. In the days when commercials took up maybe 10 minutes of an hour TV show. Now, they take up almost 20 minutes.

This is not progress to me. Even movie theaters show commercials (and not just the ones urging you to visit the snack bar for over-priced drinks, popcorn, and candy) which just annoys me no end.

And now we have satellite radio... for a monthly fee. And no one seems overly concerned about the rising cost of entertainment; in fact, they seem happy to pay it. I must admit, I pay quite a bit for my cable service... an outrageous amount, actually. A friend of mine dumped his cable but retained his internet connection through them and gets his entertainment through Netflix, Hulu, and others. Says it saves him quite a bit. These require monthly fees.

Apparently, when it comes to entertainment, we are just sheep willing to be sheared. Of course, I also remember "when the air was clean and sex was dirty."

1 comment:

Tal Hartsfeld said...

We should just return to phonograph records, CD/CDRs, videotapes, DVD/DVD-Rs, stereos, books, magazines.

Pay for it one time and still be enjoying it 10 years from now.