Stacking firewood when it’s eighty degrees isn’t any fun.
Not that the prospect of spending a morning stacking firewood exactly makes me want to dance a buck and wing in any case, but it’s been unusually warm and dry here in the Great Land over the last few weeks, and this warm/dry spell arrived right about the same time as two cords of firewood. So, I’ve been putting it away in the early mornings, before it gets too warm, but bear in mind that the sun is coming up at a little after 4:30 in the morning right now, so…
Well, that’s part of the rural life, getting dirty, hot and sweaty from time to time. I hear tell it builds character.
On To the Links!
Micheal Shellenberger nails another one. I’m starting to like this guy; he’s no libertarian nor conservative, and I disagree with a lot of his economic and social stands, but on energy he’s right on. And he says what he thinks, with no bullshit.
This Week’s Idiots:
MSNBC’s Michael Cohen is an idiot. He’s not wrong about the ever-increasing red-blue divide, though.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
In 1982, The Who released their album It’s Hard, and the sixth song on that album is my favorite song by that band. Eminence Front was a neat tune, featuring Pete Townsend on lead vocals rather than the more usual frontman Roger Daltry. It’s an interesting piece, kind of a statement of the fronts put on by the rich and famous, to hide not only their personal weaknesses but in a lot of cases, their self-destructive tendencies; speaking of the song later, Pete Townsend did not exclude himself from that criticism.
Anyway. Here’s a great live version. Enjoy.