Kevin Bullis argues that we need nuclear-powered airplanes. The Air Force proposed it back in the 50’s. The book Idaho Falls mentioned this as indicative of the silliness of the nuclear craze. (Not that there isn’t a difference between what is being proposed here and what was proposed then.)

The case for congressional raises. I dunno. Are any of these guys really strapped for cash? How much would it take to meet these guys’ next best offer? What about staffers and the like? Also underpaid, also often able to get much more in the private sector.

The case for and against young marriage. According to the Deseret News, once you’re out of your teens, it doesn’t matter much.

The National Museum of the USAF provides some cool images to some pretty awesome cockpits.

Michael Cain’s thoughts on energy and the future secession of the west are really interesting.

I have to agree with Aaron Tring about why Marvel and DC’s digital comics failed. No doubt they will blame it on the rising cost of paper.

In education, diversity is hard.

Dating in the 50’s. And Child-rearing at the turn of the 20th century.

I’ve talked in the past about Bregna, a place I used to work that monitored restroom breaks. Sadly, it turns out that tracking workers’ every move can boost productivity.

One in ten Americans would have sex with a robot.

In Victorian society, ladies defended their honor with Jiu-Jitsu.

The origins of prejudice?

Incredible fantasy maps. It seems wrong to me for fictional places not to have maps.

I didn’t think I wanted to know what was in dog food. I was kind of right.

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5 Responses to Linkluster 2^2 x 7^2

  1. Φ says:

    “Dating in the 50s”. Produced by the “Department of Marriage” at Stephens College, an all-girls school. It was interesting to contrast their desired character traits from the 20s to 1983 (ex: courtesy) with the traits desired today (ex: “a passion for social justice” or something).

    The message of the video, once you get past the 50s aesthetic, is a sound one. But I can’t watch it without seeing a vision of myself circa age 15, nodding along to a lesson much like this one, completely innocent of what a soul-sucking nightmare the process would actually be. It’s not so much that I didn’t expect to ever get rejected. It’s that movies like this made it seem easy to get an audition. It . . . wasn’t.

    Also, I got a kick out of the tall lanky white boy cast as a “football star”. In the 50s, maybe.

  2. Mike Hunt Rice says:

    What Makes a Good Party from 1950.

    Commentary provided by The Opie & Anthony Show.

  3. Mike Hunt Rice says:

    I think the movie is interesting enough even without the commentary.

    I didn’t think O&A would be up your alley, but I know plenty of websites where the readership would be ROFL.

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