David Williams
JOSIAH RAMBIN. WHATS YOUR ADDRESS CALL ME

This is an amazing version of the old John Lee Hooker song

Tom Jones Live - ‘Burning Hell’ Session


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Since the news broke yesterday that we are an extremist publication according to the NSA, we at Linux Journal have thought a lot about what that might mean to our readers.

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slightlyignorant:

*hyperventilates* This is gorgeous!!!

slightlyignorant:

*hyperventilates* This is gorgeous!!!

The bigotry which is in mortal fear of bigotry, [is] the pompous orthodoxy of the agnostic.
G.K. Chesterton in The Speaker, December 29, 1900 (via gkchestertonquote)
ryallsfiles:

Kelley Jones posted this drawing of his on FB but it’s something that should be spread around everywhere. And it offers up a sentiment we all share—get better soon, Bernie Wrightson.

ryallsfiles:

Kelley Jones posted this drawing of his on FB but it’s something that should be spread around everywhere. And it offers up a sentiment we all share—get better soon, Bernie Wrightson.

jrambin:

Wow. Terrible.

What’s sad is that she still sounds awful even after the technicians get done with her.

starrymite:

moochiethinks:

He’s not talkin’ about a free-for-all, y’all.
Politically-speaking, this is exactly what LOTR is all about.
But that’s only 1 of the things LOTR is about!

Reblogging for resident Tolkien expert… (Did he say this, David? I swear almost as many quotes are falsely attributed to him as they are to Lewis and GKC)

Here is an example of what I meant. A recording of Tolkien from a 1958 banquet will be released in the Fall. In the teaser we hear Professor Tolkien say: 
"I Look east, and west. And I look north and south, and I do not see a Sauron. But I see very many descendants of Saruman." - JRR Tolkien
Here is a sample of what Tolkien meant when he made that observation:

Saruman: “But we must have power, power to order all things as we will, for that good that only the Wise can see….I say we, for we it may be, if you will join with me. A new Power is rising. Against it the old allies and policies will not avail us at all….this then is the one choice before you, before us. We may join with that power…As the Power grows, its proved friends will also grow; and the Wise, such as you and I, may with patience come at last to direct its courses, to control it. We can bide our time, we can keep our thoughts in our hearts, deploring many evils done by the way, but approving the high and ultimate purpose: Knowledge, Rule, Order; all the things that we have so far striven in vain to accomplish.” - Fellowship of the Ring (chapter titled The Council of Elrond).

starrymite:

moochiethinks:

He’s not talkin’ about a free-for-all, y’all.

Politically-speaking, this is exactly what LOTR is all about.

But that’s only 1 of the things LOTR is about!

Reblogging for resident Tolkien expert… (Did he say this, David? I swear almost as many quotes are falsely attributed to him as they are to Lewis and GKC)

Here is an example of what I meant. A recording of Tolkien from a 1958 banquet will be released in the Fall. In the teaser we hear Professor Tolkien say:

"I Look east, and west. And I look north and south, and I do not see a Sauron. But I see very many descendants of Saruman." - JRR Tolkien

Here is a sample of what Tolkien meant when he made that observation:

Saruman: “But we must have power, power to order all things as we will, for that good that only the Wise can see….I say we, for we it may be, if you will join with me. A new Power is rising. Against it the old allies and policies will not avail us at all….this then is the one choice before you, before us. We may join with that power…As the Power grows, its proved friends will also grow; and the Wise, such as you and I, may with patience come at last to direct its courses, to control it. We can bide our time, we can keep our thoughts in our hearts, deploring many evils done by the way, but approving the high and ultimate purpose: Knowledge, Rule, Order; all the things that we have so far striven in vain to accomplish.” - Fellowship of the Ring (chapter titled The Council of Elrond).

starrymite:

moochiethinks:

He’s not talkin’ about a free-for-all, y’all.
Politically-speaking, this is exactly what LOTR is all about.
But that’s only 1 of the things LOTR is about!

Reblogging for resident Tolkien expert… (Did he say this, David? I swear almost as many quotes are falsely attributed to him as they are to Lewis and GKC)

Need to check my copy of Letters. I would not be surprised if this is true. The idea of people who seek office or power should be disqualified is an Aristotelian concept. Tolkien would have been quite familiar with that concept. I think that many like Tolkien and Lewis, if they were alive and in the USA today would fall closer to the Libertarian world view. They would no doubt disagree with certain issues, but I think that they would fall there. In their own day they were aware of the horrors of governments that were becoming stronger and stronger while freedoms were being eroded.

starrymite:

moochiethinks:

He’s not talkin’ about a free-for-all, y’all.

Politically-speaking, this is exactly what LOTR is all about.

But that’s only 1 of the things LOTR is about!

Reblogging for resident Tolkien expert… (Did he say this, David? I swear almost as many quotes are falsely attributed to him as they are to Lewis and GKC)

Need to check my copy of Letters. I would not be surprised if this is true. The idea of people who seek office or power should be disqualified is an Aristotelian concept. Tolkien would have been quite familiar with that concept. I think that many like Tolkien and Lewis, if they were alive and in the USA today would fall closer to the Libertarian world view. They would no doubt disagree with certain issues, but I think that they would fall there. In their own day they were aware of the horrors of governments that were becoming stronger and stronger while freedoms were being eroded.

starrymite:

Well, my son is officially not going back to that school now. Actually I decided last night I didn’t want to keep him there much longer after they called and said they didn’t want him to go on the field trip with all the other kids because they can’t manage him. They sent him home again this…