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Rolling on the River: 1908

The Mississippi River circa 1908. "Steamboat landing and Union Station at St. Paul, Minnesota." Sidewheelers and sternwheelers on view include the Minnesota, Hiawatha, Idler, Wanderer II and F. Weyerhaeuser. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Another Government Lie About War

Nothing is truer than philosopher Samuel Johnson's apercu 258 years ago in The Idler that, "Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages." Additional proof of Johnson's wisdom was forthcoming last Friday. Show More Summary

O Health Coach! My Health Coach!

“To you, clerk, literary man, sedentary person, man of fortune, idler, the same advice. Up!” Walt Whitman, health nut and paleo dieter–resist carbs, obey red meat! The post O Health Coach! My Health Coach! appeared first on The Millions.

Magic Potion - Milk

Sounds like: Hovvdy, Yung, Mitski Song: Magic Potion - Milk What's so good? Magic Potion's new single "Milk" is a feel good, easy listening slacker pop track. With a slower tempo and idler guitar, the mood is set to a more low key setting. Show More Summary

Fiona Apple and Andrew Bird Share Semi-Sweet, Semi-Angry, Semi-“Unhinged” Duet

No matter what Fiona Apple does, the emotional drive will never be easy to pin down. Especially on her most recent album, The Idler Wheel, the stripped-down instrumentation highlighted the musician’s knack for frenetically flitting between exuberance, frustration, ire and desire, often in the same lines. …Read More

Micawber Day 2016

6 months agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

For the fourth year, we celebrate the idler's only holiday!

Hypocrite Idler 2015

7 months agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

What the author of The Idler’s Glossary accomplished in 2015.

Father John Misty Releases an Autoerotic New Video: Links You Need to See

Watching Fiona Apple have unmitigated fun while performing is a rare opportunity: in concert — and especially performing her album The Idler Wheel — she channels the emotional rawness of her albums in what always looks like a self-flagellating internal battle. …Read More

Lazy idlers on the dole grilling up T-bone steaks instead of working for an honest wage

So sayeth Mitch McConnell in this hard-hitting interview with Tiger Beat on the Potomac: Asked about the improving economy, McConnell scoffed: Business leaders tell him they have “a hard time finding people to do the work because they’re doing too good with food stamps, Social Security and all the rest.” Rather than cut deals like […]

Ancient Guides, Ancient Science, And A Virtual Academy For Idlers

10 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Go back far enough in history and you'll find the point where science emerged from philosophy….

Even Future Forest Giants Start Small

This is the future forest giant under whose shade poets, lovers and idlers will lie. The post Even Future Forest Giants Start Small appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Bungie's (Finally) Cracking Down On Destiny Idlers

It’s been seven months since Bungie launched Destiny, a video game in which players travel the galaxy recreating the myth of Sisyphus, and this whole time, one of the game’s biggest issues has been idlers—people who log into strikes or PVP battles, put down their controllers, and let other players do all the work. Read more...

Inventory: Sickbed successes: 20 great works created by the gravely ill

1. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby A note to idlers and procrastinators everywhere: The next time you think you don’t have the energy to “deal,” think of Jean-Dominique Bauby, the French writer who wrote his memoir by using only his left eyelid. Show More Summary

Hypocrite Idler 2014

2 years agoHumor : HiLobrow

What the author of the Idler's Glossary accomplished in 2014.

Dear Mary: Tom Hodgkinson asks how to earn more money

From Tom Hodgkinson, Idler Academy Q. I have started my own academy where adults can learn skills such as ukulele, philosophy and calligraphy. This venture has every appearance of success: it… Continue reading The post Dear Mary: Tom Hodgkinson asks how to earn more money appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Review: Sharon Van Etten, Are We There

Are We There stands alongside the likes of Benji, The Idler Wheel, and Hospice as one of the most affecting, unfiltered musical works of the past several years. Read more articles like "Review: Sharon Van Etten, Are We There" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

The Moral Relevance of Non-Natural Properties

I've been thinking about the "ethical idlers" objection to non-naturalism recently, especially in light of Matt Bedke's really interesting forthcoming paper “A Menagerie of Duties?: Normative Judgments are not Beliefs about Non-Natural Properties”. Show More Summary

Hoisted from Comments: The Idler on Ryan Avent vs. Clive Crook on Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century"

Apropos of [Ryan Avent Is Very Unhappy with Clive Crook’s Review of Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”](http://equitablegrowth.org/2014/04/21/morning-must-read-ryan-avent-unhappy-clive-crooks-review-pikettys-capital-twenty-first-century/), The Idler makes a good catch. Show More Summary

American Idler Clay Aiken To Run For Congress As NC Democrat

Aiken looks to unseat Renee Ellmers, a Tea Party Republican, in the state’s 2nd Congressional District, a conservative one. The entertainer tried to position himself as a political outsider who wants to change Washington by giving a voice to people in need. “I’m not a politician,” he said in a video on his campaign website. […]

Micawber Day 2014

3 years agoHumor : HiLobrow

Once again we celebrate the idler's only holiday.

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