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Archive | November, 2010

Where the Black Swan Dwells

     When you’re out of the country, as I was last week, it’s good to know that the home folks are keeping up with the Kardashians and bravely venturing into the blood-splattered chambers of cable TV’s latest hit, Bridal Plasty – where candidates for marriage are transformed from Holstein cows into inflatable sex toys more »

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Gross All Over

     I was kind of relieved to be leaving the country again this week with Thursday’s Feast of Football looming, followed by the “consumer” buffoonery of Black Friday. Distance affords reflection and this is a good week to ask ourselves what, exactly, lies on the other side of this massive wall of suspense we more »

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KunstlerCast #134: Melbourne, Australia

City, Town & Country Down Under Released: Nov. 18, 2010 Jim shares his observations of Melbourne, Australia based on his recent visit to that city to speak to the VIC Urban organization. Though he was impressed by the downtown, JHK says the areas outside Melbourne look a lot like the suburban areas of Southern California. more »

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Chris Martenson’s Interview With Jhk

Chris Martenson’s Interview With Jhk

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Sixty Lame Minutes

    So, last night CBS hauled Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy, on board their flagship Sunday infotainment vehicle, 60 Minutes, to blow a mighty wind up America’s ass (as they say in professional PR circles). America is lately addicted to lying to itself, and 60 Minutes has become the “go-to” patsy for funneling disinformation more »

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KunstlerCast #133: The Tea Party

A Vacuum in Progressivism Released: Nov. 11, 2010 JHK shares his thoughts on the recent U.S. midterm elections, the Tea Party, Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity, and the problems of progressivisim. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_133.mp3 (26 MB | 37:13 mins.) Listener Caller Line: 1-(866) 924-9499 toll-free

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Pre Post Mortem

      The poetry of dynamic forces does not lend itself to easy explication. Thought exercise: Imagine the vector of a Chevy Trailblazer and a CSX coal train of four 3000-horsepower diesel engines hauling 88 loaded hopper cars four miles north of Chugwater, Wyoming. The Chevy driver left his meth lab, say, fourteen minutes earlier more »

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KunstlerCast #132: Travel Notes – Boulder, CO & Minneapolis, Minnesota

Two Places That Are Not Worthy of their Residents Released: Nov. 4, 2010 James Howard Kunstler discusses his recent visits to Boulder, Colorado and Minneapolis, Minnesota Come see JHK read from The Witch of Hebron in Washington County, where the World Made By Hand novels are set, at Battenkill Books, 15 East Main St., Cambridge, more »

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Jim’s Bike Ride 2010

Jim’s Daily Bike Ride 2010 Tune List (Mostly acoustic string band music this yearto keep up that World Made By Hand spiritas I was writing the sequel: The Witch of Hebron) Finlandia — Troy DonkockyWelcome Home — Susannah CliffordSong C — Bruce HornsbyDrawing down the Moon — Alison brownPretty Saro & I Will Bow and Be Simple — more »

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