Comrade Kevin tracked down this eccentric vid of the world’s most famous Icelander, Björk Guðmundsdóttir, meditating publicly about her television. Having labored over Icelandic literature for a semester in college, I had to smile at Björk’s earnest warning not to listen to lying Icelandic poets.
Neil Howe, writing in the Sunday Washington Post, makes the case that my 40-something generation is in no position to criticize the intellectual attainments of today’s youth; in fact, we qualify as the “dumbest generation” currently on offer. (Thanks to Mike O’Connor for mentioning the article.) Howe shows how the generation born in the years […]