Nobody Asked Me, But...

Laurel Kenner
Laurel Kenner's cabinet of curiosities. A Thursday column in homage to Jimmy Cannon, a journalist who stayed curious.
Created 29 Jul 2021
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  • Nobody Asked Me, But...
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Breathe. Just breathe. I am so excited about the prospect of owning a Hunter Biden painting. Just $75,000 for a small one! So fire that the bidding will be anonymous. I hope the paintings will be sign...
  • Nobody Asked Me, But...
    16 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    I feel so much better about the world after reading the 25th chapter of The Machiavellians, James Burnham’s 1942 masterpiece. He points out that the struggle for social power, not the common good, is ...
  • Nobody Asked Me, But...
    10 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Yom Kippur approaches. If I have offended any of you, please accept a piece of torte. Used Lamborghini tractors are a thing. I really hate scanning groceries at the new automated checkout counters. It...
  • Nobody asked me, but...
    02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    “Cowardice is peace. Prophcy is violence.” Curtis Yarvin, “Targuin and Athena.” The president of the United States, as a civilian, cannot be court-martialed. The green man icon of this column is a pho...
  • Nobody Asked Me, But...
    26 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Joe Biden should resign over the shameful debacle in Afghanistan, together with all the members of his cabinet. And he should be tried for war crimes—against his own side. Resolved: That anyone self-b...
  • Nobody Asked Me, But...
    19 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    A moment of silence for the Afghani friends we betrayed. A moment of silence for the Americans who served in Afghanistan, particularly those who lost life and limb. A moment of contempt for the decisi...
  • Nobody Asked Me, But...
    13 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Certain activities widely believed to be simple to do—growing tomatoes, pruning trees, creating economic equity—often carry hidden difficulties. Maybe you had to have been alive when Jimmy Carter was ...
  • Nobody Asked Me, But...
    06 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Everything went downhill when “consumer” replaced “citizen.” He really said it. “We need to take all heavy industry, all polluting industry, and move it into space.” Jeff Bezos, July 20 in an MSNBC in...
  • Nobody Asked Me, But...
    29 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    July 30, 2021 Nobody Asked Me, But... Why does the new Google Security update, which changes sharing protocols for URLs, want to remove the URLs only of photos I took in China and Chile? Joel Kotkin’s...
  • Nobody Asked Me, But...
    29 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
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