A strange phenomenon is going on this morning. We’re having an insect hatch in the neighborhood — Alan, streamside entomologist, informs me they’re midges — and many are clinging to the screens, too lazy to go out and breed, I guess. So enterprising birds are hovering at the windows, plucking them off. Some birds hover better than others, so this is a noisy business as they batter the screens. (Plus the lawn crew just came to my neighbor’s; 10 minutes of airport-level engine noise and they were done. Vanished, along with the grass clippings.)
I don’t know if it’s our proximity to the lake, the heavy tree cover or what, but we generally get a more interesting bug-and-bird show here than in Fort Wayne. The other day I saw a scarlet tanager bopping around the park strip. A first.
But I didn’t start this for the nature update, but to plug in two bloggage bits I forgot, earlier:
I’m glad Lance has the patience for this, because someone has to take apart the Human Events list of the “10 most harmful books of the 19th and 20th centuries.” Guess what’s No. 4 on the list. Ready? The Kinsey Report. As if:
The Kinsey Report? “The reports were designed to give a scientific gloss to the normalization of promiscuity and deviancy,” the editors explain. In other words, The Kinsey Report invented homosexuality and the homos caused AIDS. Before Alfred Kinsey there were no gay men, only a few scoutmasters, lonely sailors, prep school circle jerkers, and considerate husbands who went cruising because they wouldn’t dream of insulting their wives by asking them for a blow job.
Oh, and Hank explains the special magic that is Hank, via Poynter. Follow the link within to the story they’re talking about.