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Micawber Day 2016

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

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

Hypocrite Idler 2015

last monthHumor / 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

5 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

last yearHumor : 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

2 years agoHumor : HiLobrow

Once again we celebrate the idler's only holiday.

Hypocrite Idler (4)

2 years agoHumor : HiLobrow

What the author of The Idler’s Glossary accomplished in 2013.

Bus Stop: 1943

September 1943. "A Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee. Idlers in front of the bus stop between Memphis and Chattanooga." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

TV: Saturday Night Live: “Jill Clayburgh/Leon Redbone & The Idlers”

“Jill Clayburgh” (season one, episode 15; originally aired 2/28/1975) Once in a while, watching someone host an old episode of Saturday Night Live can just fill you with regret that you never got to see more of that person. Not thatShow More Summary

TVD Ticket Giveaway: Fiona Apple and Blake Mills at the Lincoln Theatre, 10/25

It’s been a week since Fiona Apple released her Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video for “Hot Knife.” Sadly, the video isn’t a new single off an upcoming album, but a reminder of her 2012 release The Idler Wheel… Here’s to hoping! Just when we thought she would fade back into the woodwork of the “mysterious artist” facade, she [...]Show More Summary

Fiona Apple to do whatever she wants, including more touring

Dan MonickFiona Apple did pretty much all anyone could have asked in 2012. Starting with a tense but triumphant comeback show at SXSW, she proceeded to release a stellar new record with The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do [...]

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