Category Archives: Blogosphere

Tasteful Pussy

This is old about Playboy mag’s decline and revival but new to me and therefore…

Tasteful, via commenter rhhardin, I guess, is a side shot of pubic hair. Or, via Laslo Spatula, the immortal nude cleft. Leave the gaping, reddish wide, to porn.

Via Althouse

Bye, bye Weekly Standard

“I get it that a lot of our readers didn’t like the Standard for its resolute anti-Trump position. They would have been better served had they emulated the Wall Street Journal editorial page, which I think has found the sweet spot of praising and defending Trump when he deserves it, and criticizing him for his manifest defects—sometimes in the same editorial or op-ed column.”

I ignored the anti-Trumpism in favor of the book reviews and features and I’ll miss the magazine.

Via PowerLine

The Pullman Roomette

Not unlike Amtrak’s Superliner bedroom. Which Barbara Ellen and I have booked for our week-long trip to Colorado in February. Except the bedroom has a shower. Amtrak’s roomette is smaller and has no toilet or shower.

Via Streamliner Memories

Anti-Open Borders attacked by Antifa

There’s a reason the Dims rarely criticize Antifa. Its masked, club-wielding wildlings fight for open borders and socialism. Time for a bloody answer?

Via Gateway Pundit

Gold trove at Caesarea

From the time of the Crusader conquest of the city and the massacre of its inhabitants, someone hid the gold but never retrieved it.

“… as the levant’s primary port, Caesarea has been a critical link in trade routes since it was constructed by Herod the Great. Excepting Acco, Israel’s coast had little by way of natural ports. Herod’s ambitious and impressive feat in constructing an artificial port at Caesarea using under-water cement changed the nature of coastal trade in Israel.”

Via Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority

Complications

Via Earl of Taint

Train nostalgia

Train nostalgia from O’Toole. The Great Northern’s Empire Builder‘s lounge and observation car:

“In addition to beverages, cigars, and cigarettes, the menu offers a few toiletries such as a comb or toothpaste. It also has valet-service prices for pressing clothes: $1 for a two-piece suit; $1.25 for a three-piece; etc. (multiply by 10 to approximate today’s dollars)…”

Cigars and cigarettes are verboten today on Government (Amtrak) Railroad.

Via Streamliner Memories

UPDATE:  You had to wear a suit, notice, and you had to have the coin. Passenger trains were for the upperclass, even the elite. Lower classes couldn’t afford the fare of a long-distance train like the Empire Builder. A first class sleeper, a private room, cost hundreds of dollars a day and night.