Category Archives: School’s Out for Summer

June 6, 2010, 7:01 pm

After Days of Being Serious I Need To Post This

Go here for Historiann’s report on this year’s Little Berks. As everyone has inferred, I missed the Little Berks — one of my favorite annual events — for the Policy History Conference. In Historiann’s honor, even though she came east without telling me, ahem, I am posting a video from Garfunkel and Oates, the girl version of the Smothers Brothers.

Take it away, girls, on “Pregnant Women Are Smug!”

May 20, 2008, 1:57 am

I Love Paris in the Springtime

On May 20, 1927, at 07:52 in the morning, Charles Lindbergh — not knowing that he would play a bit part in a book published by the Tenured Radical in 1997 — took off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, flying “The Spirit of St. Louis” on the world’s first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day, as hundreds of Frenchmen cheered wildly and hoped that he would not try to speak French.

Strangely, the Radical herself will by taking off from JFK tomorrow — although the plane will be piloted by a clever German employed by Lufthansa — and landing in Paris the following day! And I am sure there are lots of French people who are also praying I don’t test run my French on them. But you know what? They’re out of luck.

Meaning — unless I happen to fall into an internet cafe in either paris or Corsica in the next …

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