The "Don't Be a Dumbass" Diet: Eat more healthy food. Eat less shitty food. And get a little exercise every day. That's it. Of course, because you're not a dumbass you already knew all that. But if you're like most us, you know it but you don't do it. We're here to help.
Christopher Hitchens was a wonderful polemicist—first rate—and as good as Nietzsche but without the madness born of syphilis.
Although a woman first swam the English Channel nearly a century ago, the (mostly male) geniuses who run the Olympic Games have heretofore barred women from swimming any distance longer than 800 meters. After winning the 1,500, Ledecky noted the injustice.
This morning, as Americans absorb news reports that star U.S. gymnast Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team competition in Tokyo, I'm thinking back to another hot July 27 morning -- this one in Atlanta -- when much more shocking news rocked the Olympic Games.
A true story: Sigmund Freud's nephew fought discrimination against women by their husbands in 1929; he organized an Easter Sunday protest to force husbands to allow women to smoke. His protest went viral overnight, and soon women could smoke just about any damn place they wanted.