April 7th, 2005

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Some days, it doesn't pay to get out of bed.

Even if you're on salary...woke late this morning and wound up not only being late to work (which I expected to be) but also forced to wear sunglasses all day since I left my regular glasses in the truck this morning. My eyes hurt already.
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Bah. Stupid Anglican.

John Derbyshire of National Review has penned a dolorous reflection on the reign of John Paul II, considering the late Pope to be a reactionary rearguard against the materialist hedonism he sees as being responsible for the decline of Catholicism in the West. Derbyshire expects the future predicted in Aldous Huxley's famous dystopia Brave New World to come about eventually, since people willingly accept the hedonistic paradise it offers as a better alternative to normal life with all its aches and pains and illness.

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Via Instapundit

UPDATE K-Lo (no relation to J-Lo, I'm pretty sure) has some reactions to Derb's essay here, here, here, and finally here.