It was a somewhat tumultuous week here at the League of Ordinary Nerds. After this, let us never speak of it again.
Story of the Week: Limbaughpalooza 2012
Tod was shocked by Limbaugh’s apology and promptly donated to the RNC.
He mused some more on Limbaugh’s apology and the League wagon circling of late.
He also noted the GOPs declining support among women. All hell broke loose.
This led Patrick Calahan to muse on how trust is established in language.
Politics and Policy
Tim Kowal looked at Robert Kagan’s study of American military policy,
Elias Isquith pushed back a bit against the march to war with Iran,
Dennis Kucinich returned to his home planet,
and Jason Kuznicki asked what DNA tells us about our criminal justice system.
Erik played around with changing the site format and name,
and adding pictures to posts. All hell broke loose.
Ryan Bonneville suggested a League NCAA March Madness Basketball Pool.
Erik talked about country music and openness. All hell broke loose.
Will Truman shared some good country music.
(Note: Studies suggest that 70% of all country & western songs have the theme, ‘Someone’s sleeping with my woman’, while 65% of all hip hop songs have the theme, ‘I’m sleeping with some guy’s woman’. Coincidence?)
Mark mused on country music, Gaslight Anthem, and songs about New Jersey and Texas.
David Ryan reminded us that Liz Phair writes good songs too.
Gaming and Other culture
Will (Will?!?!) shared a short story from nontroversial academic Derrick Bell.
David Ryan’s Proustian boating chronicles touched on the oneida commune, how the collapse of stability can change one’s plans, the holiday schedule for B&H Photo in New York City, a response to Freddie’s latest drive-by insult, the price of freedom, the Tiki 38 and how regulation affects boating.
Meanwhile, among the landlubbers, Mike Dwyer shared his church’s help for tornado victims,
Jason mentioned some stuff happening around the office,
Tom asked how much personal stuff should Facebook share,
And Burt shared his favorite cocktail recipes when they were most desperately needed. No hell broke loose.
Finally, I made this: