14 Aug 2014


Potpourri 7 Comments

==> Various reactions to Robin Williams; I am not endorsing anything in here (except Norm MacDonald’s): An Objectivist, someone who wants to “normalize” suicide, and Matt Walsh in his controversial post that I actually don’t think was as bad as people claimed. This guy talks about why funny people often suffer from depression. If I weren’t so bogged down with the Night of Clarity I would pontificate myself on all of this. In any event, I have literally lost social media “friendships” over the reaction to Robin Williams. So there ya go.

==> Scott Sumner on a kinda sorta Krugman Kontradiction.

==> I was skeptical at first, but this article argues that the Michael Keaton (Tim Burton) Batman was better than the more recent reboot.

7 Responses to “Potpourri”

  1. JimS says:

    What is more interesting is how the deaths and suicides of celebrities seems to touch people more than those we actually know. My experience with suicides is that they usually leave quite a mess for someone else to clean up. Rather a selfish act.

    • Grane Peer says:

      I feel the same way about having children, It is a violent and selfish act

  2. John P says:

    Robin Williams was apparently in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The way in which Robin passed, makes me think of a great Robin Williams movie I watched 5 years ago. Worlds Greatest Dad


  4. Gamble says:

    Any of you ever watched the movie, Worlds Greatest Dad ?

  5. Grane Peer says:

    What is there to be skeptical about? Keaton embodied the true essence of batman. As a side note Hathaway was the most disgusting cat woman I could have imagined. I would have more satisfied had they dusted off Julie Newmar. Meow!

  6. Jan Masek says:

    Rarely do I agree fully with a minority position word by word such as in this case of the Batman article. Burton’s world was dream-like, comicsy, his Batman was a superhero, not a regular guy (albeit really fit) wearing a costume..
    Well, lewrockwell.com comes to mind as another example

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