Author Ayn Rand, famously a believer in rugged individualism and personal responsibility, was a strong defender of self-interest. She was a staunch opponent of government programs from the New Deal and Social Security to the Great Society and Medicare… was apparently secretly taking Social Security and Medicare near the end of her life.
A while back, Brazilian armsmaker Taurus became famous for selling “The Judge”, a handgun that shot .410 gauge shotgun shells in addition to .45 Colt cartridges, and now they’ve done one better with “The Raging Judge” that fires 28 gauge shotgun shells. Because you weren’t going to use that shattered wrist anyway.
That is no country for old men. The young In one another's arms, birds in the trees - Those dying generations - at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unageing intellect.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing For every tatter in its mortal dress, Nor is there singing school but studying Monuments of its own magnificence; And therefore I have sailed the seas and come To the holy city of Byzantium.
O sages standing in God's holy fire As in the gold mosaic of a wall, Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre, And be the singing-masters of my soul. Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity.
Once out of nature I shall never take My bodily form from any natural thing, But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make Of hammered gold and gold enamelling To keep a drowsy Emperor awake; Or set upon a golden bough to sing To lords and ladies of Byzantium Of what is past, or passing, or to come.
Not much more to say on that. If you were hoping that the Wachowskis were done fucking with The Matrix, you’d be wrong. Keanu Reeves recently revealed that there will be a fourth and fifth Matrix movie, both shot in 3D that will “truly transform” the action genre.
A few weeks ago, we repeated some news that Marvel was going to be killing off a member of the Fantastic Four (again), but that it’s pretty likely that in a month or so, they’ll invent some convoluted way to bring him back from the dead. So who is it that’s going to kick the bucket?
When frenchman Louis Mantin died in 1905, he mandated that his house be sealed up for a century, then reopened to the public as a museum. And now it is, effectively becoming a time capsule. The mansion has been largely untouched and became somewhat dilapidated, though through a large grant, it’s been refinished to its pristine state.