March ’08 Miscellany

I’ve been out of town for a week and incommunibloggo; got back today (well, yesterday since it’s now after midnight).

1. I’m very sorry to learn that Ken Gregg has died. I never met him, but always enjoyed corresponding with him; in addition to his deep knowledge of and appreciation for the history of antistatist thought, he was unfailingly sensible and polite – traits not always encountered or encouraged in the world of blogs, listservs, and prickly libertarians. He will be missed.

2. I plan to reply to Walter’s piece when I get a chance. In the meantime, Michael Palmer asks in the comments section: “what has happened to It’s been replaced by stock spam. Could someone do something about that?” I have no idea what’s gone wrong, but I’ll look into it. Thanks for telling me! In the meantime, the page is still accessible at its “real” address:

3. A couple of LRC pieces worth noting: Max Raskin on the Boston Massacre and Bob Higgs on World War II.

4. Yahoo Movies grouses (conical hat tip to LRC) about the historical inaccuracy of the film 10,000 B.C., noting that “woolly mammoths were not, in fact, used to build pyramids” and in any case “there weren’t any pyramids in Egypt until 2,500 B.C or so.” Now I haven’t seen the film, but my impression, from what I’ve read and from the clips I’ve seen, was that the pyramid-builders in 10,000 B.C. aren’t supposed to be the Egyptians; they’re a pre-Egyptian civilisation.  So that particular complaint seems to miss the mark.

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5 Responses to March ’08 Miscellany

  1. Joe March 23, 2008 at 7:55 am #

    A whois of shows it expired 2008-03-19, and apparently Yahoo! Small Business hosting has a policy of replacing expired domains with those spammy substitutes.

  2. Richard Garner March 23, 2008 at 4:52 pm #

    The film 10,000 BC suggests that the pyramids were built by people who were either Aliens or Atlanteans.

  3. pendragon March 23, 2008 at 7:46 pm #

    welcome back!

  4. Black Bloke March 23, 2008 at 8:55 pm #

    I sent an e-mail about the All-Left site on the 21st I believe (to the berserk address). But like all of my e-mails to Dr. Long, it seems to have missed its mark.

  5. Administrator March 25, 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    Apologies — I don’t check my Yahoo address as often as I should.

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