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George Orwell and Twitter rage…

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

Interesting post over at The Idler about Twitter rage. In our current cultural climate, opinions have gotten very black and white, you need to pick a side. Nuance and shades of grey have gone out the window to be replacement by mock outrage. To quote the post: The periodic bouts of hatred directed at public more...

"... but others will be regarded as idlers..."

A phrase from my first post of the day. I needed to break that out for separate discussion. I'd written: "We should respect some of the working-age adults who stay out of the labor market, but others will be regarded as idlers (not to...Show More Summary

The dangerous game of the 'highwayman' beetle

We all know the type. The project co-worker who doesn't really work on the project, but shows up for the group photo. The dinner companion who develops alligator arms when the check appears. Shirkers. Goldbrickers. Idlers. Malingere...

Fiction: Affluent Idlers Find a Just Cause in a Refugee Swept Ashore

8 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

For the wealthy foreigners on a Greek island in Lawrence Osborne’s “Beautiful Animals,” a deeply compromised act of charity has dreadful consequences.


QUOTE OF THE DAY “Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers ~ Karl Marx” SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES BIXBY POWERED SMARTSPEAKER THE STORY AI-powered smart speakers’ rising popularity finally forces South Korean...Show More Summary


last yearHumor / odd : HiLobrow

Once again we celebrate the idler's only holiday!

Word of the Day: Fainéant

n. irresponsible idler. adj. idle and ineffective: indolent.

France: The Religious War Few Wish To Face

Submitted by George Idler via The Gatestone Institute, Until a few years ago, the unique recipe for secularism adopted by the French seemed able to guarantee the assimilation of the country's burgeoning number of Muslims, something now,...Show More Summary

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

2 years agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

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

Hypocrite Idler 2015

2 years 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

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...

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