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The Day I Discovered Bob Dylan: Spring, 1962

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2016


They say that Americans over age 60 remember where they were when they heard of President Kennedy’s assassination. I surely do. But I also remember where I was when I heard Bob Dylan for the first time, about 18 months before Kennedy died. I was in my rented room close to UCLA, which I attended […]

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Oh, My Aching Swaggart Back

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2016


It’s the 30th anniversary of my aching back. It’s better these days. I sit in a Herman Miller Embody chair. Yet the story is a strange one. In 1986, I was speaking at the New Orleans gold conference. I had spoken there several times over the years. My partner John Mauldin had come along. He […]

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How Alex Jones Hijacked Google

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016


Drudge ran an article that linked to Alex Jones’ InfoWars site. Here is his headline: GOOGLE Hides ‘Clinton Body Count’… It goes here, where we read: Google has altered its search algorithm to prevent searches for “Clinton body count” from auto-completing, despite the term auto-completing when typed in on virtually any other search engine. The […]

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The Statistical Irrelevance of Cable News

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016


Every month, Matt Drudge’s site gets about a billion page views. On August 19, Drudge posted a link to an article on the fact that Rachel Maddow has tied Megyn Kelly’s show in recent days. We read this: MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show virtually tied Fox News’ Kelly File in the key 25-54 demographic on […]

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Ralph Stanley, RIP

Written by Gary North on June 25, 2016


On June 23, Ralph Stanley died. He was 89. He was the last of the founders of bluegrass music. This is an American invention, named after the group that backed up Bill Monroe, the Bluegrass Boys. Monroe’s music was “old timey” until the arrival of Earl Scruggs, who revolutionized banjo picking. Scruggs joined the Bluegrass […]

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Cracking Netflix’s Category Codes

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2016


I read that Netflix has 76,000 codes of kinds of movies. Is this possible? Really? You don’t have time to find most of these categories. Neither do I. So, Netflix shows us only those few categories that its algorithm thinks we would like to view. But there are others that we might want to view. […]

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