Monthly Archives: May 2005

Harmful Books

For your edification Human Events has compiled a list of harmful books:

HUMAN EVENTS asked a panel of 15 conservative scholars and public policy leaders to help us compile a list of the Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

They don’t really define harmful or to whom these books will be harmful but each listing does come with a brief rationale. Your mileage may vary….
And, as Radley Balko notes they don’t want to burn them they want you to buy them via their Amazon account link!
Update (6/1): Tom Traina has a suggestion for an addition to this list.

About Those Sugars You Are Eating


I take a couple of nuts as Kenyon instantly shifts the topic — she does that often — and explains to me that she has totally changed her diet, eliminating most sugars, including those found in processed flour. Hence the peanuts. An experiment with her tiny worms is responsible, she says; that experiment proved that sugar switches on a genetic sequence that increases the amount of insulin produced by an organism, which in turn causes the body to demand more sugar. This not only adds flab to the waistline, if worms had a waistline, but also increases damage to cells in the body, speeding up the slow degradation of cells that contributes to aging.

Via Steeph.

Hosting Problems

I apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced accessing Modulator on Monday 5/30. The server Modulator is hosted on begain failing at about 21:40 GMT and service was not restored until sometime around 07:00 GMT on 5/31.
Puzzling to me is that Sitemeter shows a fair amount of activity during the problem period. Heck, I couldn’t get in how could all those folks….?

Revenge of the Sith

We went to Star Wars: Episode III tonight and enjoyed it. Fie on all the folks who have been panning it and providing lengthy lists of how they could have done it better, etc., etc. The fact is that they didn’t. Perhaps their time will come down the road a bit. No links for them.
It was entertaining, provided plenty of fodder for discussion and left us ready to watch episodes IV-VI again soon!
NB: I was pretty certain it would be just fine when a I read Jaquandor’s discussion last week and suggest that you head right over there if you want to read the goods on this episode and the double trilogy.