19 Mar 2009 18:30 Filed in: Weekend Reading
Reading: The Tired Donkey likes Kurt Vonnegut; his 1961 short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” is relevant to our inquiry here, and the Tired Donkey recommends that you take a few minutes to read it this weekend. You can disagree with this if you want, but the Tired Donkey believes you will not find a better use for your time. You can find the full text here.
Watching: A loyal Tired Donkey reader provided the Tired Donkey with a link to this short video; it contains some words of great wisdom from Milton Friedman. It is also a reminder of a time when television was still capable of providing a forum for civil discourse. And the Tired Donkey digs Milton’s groovy pink sportcoat. Watch it.
Off Topic: Christopher Neimann’s art essay “My Life With Cables” will resonate with anyone who owns a computer, and—from the archives—zefrank’s immortal “Earth Sandwich” post. More on Monday.