Lighter fare

James Lileks was, when I was a student at the U of Minnesota, a clever lad who wrote for the university paper and then went on to do other writerly things. He sends out fun tweets, for a long time using logos that Minnesota natives, more specifically Twin Citians, would recognize.

Here is one of his latest insights.

This sums up soooo much of what happens here in the combox under my posts.  Rem acu.


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  1. veritas vincit says:

    Father Z, your combox has nothing on the mob-infested sewer known as Twitter.

  2. grateful says:

    And the other way is to make a spelling mistake

  3. BrionyB says:

    I can imagine! But this is just the nature of the internet and social media, isn’t it? Pedants, killjoys, and humourless virtue signallers lurking in every corner.

    Any Babylon 5 fans? I always think of this:

  4. Gregg the Obscure says:

    I enjoyed Mr. Lileks’ site for many years (he was from Fargo and my mother hailed from a nearby small town). Sadly his combox got infected with nasty leftists shortly after the 2016 election.

  5. John Pomeroy says:

    Gregg, Most of the leftist wackos have stopped commenting at It seems pretty rational. Lileks is a great writer and he can dig up come of the most interesting things out there.

  6. Nan says:

    My sister’s first job was as a courtesy clerk at Red Owl.

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