Happy Bastille Day: Here's the classic Jonah Goldberg article on the subject.
Man Spends $51,000 On Supercomputer That Only Plays Tetris.
From Kurt Vonnegut in 1988, a letter to the Ladies & Gentlemen of A.D. 2088.
A Brief History of Trial by Combat.
ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include Nikola Tesla's birthday, an archive of 3,000 vintage cookbooks. why the Star Trek and Star Wars universes turned out so differently, ancient Minoan culture illustrated with scantily-clad Barbies dolls.