“The other, of course, involves orcs.”

Every time I see this I laugh. Perhaps most because I was, after all, 14 once.

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

Seen most recently at Kevin’s and originally (AFAIK) here.

links for 2009-06-10

…And Now You Have Cholera!

I first heard the audio for this on Thom Hartmann last week and thought that was all there was to it. But wait, there’s MORE!!! As it turns out, Andy Cobb and the Public Service Administration have been busy earlier in the month and surfaced at the Huffington Post.

Somalia: Libertarian Paradise
Cobb and the Public Service Administration have made this video encouraging libertarians to vacation in the broken country maintained by “rational self interest and libertarian magic dust.”