In My Mind Spurrier’s Gone to Carolina

Can’t you just see the sunshine? It looks like Steve Spurrier, the “evil genius” of college football will be going to South Carolina on his next stop. Will USC become Tennessee’s next heated rivalry? Will Spurrier resurrect Steve Tanneyhill, mullet and all, to head the Gamecocks offense? Ahh…the SEC!

Re: Design

Welcome to version 3.0 of TruePravda! After staring at the three-column layout for eight months or so, I’ve decided to go back to two columns. I think the simplified layout is easier to read, less cluttered, and better looking. I’ll probably do a few touch-up enhancements, but overall I’m pretty satisfied. I’ve extended the layout … Read more

Please Do Not Discard

In recent days, the mail that reaches our household has been full of one genre of snail mail: the credit card offer. The above stack consists solely of credit card offers collected in our box since the week of July 20. They’re all unopened, and in mint condition. There are about 45 pieces (at $.37 … Read more

The Appearance of Wisdom

I happened to find myself today in a furniture store. After all, aren’t furniture stores where the lost go to be found? Well, philosphical musings aside, I noticed something rather peculiar among the bookshelf section of the store. One particular shelf held about 20-30 beautiful leatherbound volumes. I noticed a sign saying “old world books—$24.” … Read more

Trophy Children?

Consider the following two statements. The first is from Sarah, 91 years old, after delivering her firstborn son: And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.” And she said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son … Read more

A Salute to the Vets

A hearty Veteran’s Day salute from TruePravda goes out to all the American veterans of past and present wars. What have done and are doing has liberated, protected, and inspired all that we hold dear as Americans. May God grant his protection and blessing to you, whether you’re on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, … Read more

Beaten Like a Rented Mule

Although I didn’t watch him this time on principle, Dan Rather apparently had a good night of one-liners on election night 2004. Among them: “In southern states they beat him like a rented mule.” “We had a slight hitch in our giddy up, but we corrected that.” “We need Billy Crystal to Analyze This” The … Read more

Land of the Free…

…stuff, that is. If you’re not a subscriber, now’s the time to check out The Wall Street Journal Online Edition, which is free all this week. Also, the Firefox browser turns 1.0 today. As I’ve said before, if you’re not browsing the web with Firefox, you’re missing out. Of course, seeing as how slow their … Read more

Election Relief

Lots of good things to read on the web this week, now that the major political events of the autumn are over. The fall issue of The New Pantagruel is out, as is the latest installment of Comment. Also be sure to check out The Matthew’s House Project, a new web-zine that “seeks to develop … Read more

Red States and Redneck Inbreds

As the Europeans still shake their heads at the blind stupidity of us backward redneck Americans who voted for Bush, Mark Steyn righty observes: And, if Americans do “hate abortion”, is [Mirror columnist Brian Reade] saying he loves it? It’s at least partially responsible for the collapsed birthrates of post-Christian Europe. However superior the EU … Read more