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Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Best of 2020: Part 8 of 8

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Preface to all eight parts: This year was an extraordinary one for the world and an amazing one for Slope. Our user base has grown, our site has dozens more features, and we are poised for a great 2021, which will be our sixteenth year in business. Out of the thousands of posts this year, we have picked some we believe you will enjoy re-reading the most. That’s it, folks! We’re done with the best-of-2020! YAYYYYYYYYYYYY.

Fetterman for the Win
The oh-so-awesome Lt. Gov. of Pennsylvania

From TBSP to WSB
Decades have passed, but nothing has changed

A plea for decency and common sense

In Hot Water
I am confronted with a home problem that took some figuring out

Inspiration from Hypocrites
Alan Watts was a drunk. So what?

Candy Cane Horses
A Christmas memory from Louisiana’s past

It’s About Time
Raging Bull finally gets their ass nailed to the wall

Pendulous Crystal Balls
A hard look at the year ahead

The Best of Tyler
What posts have I done over the years that grabbed ZH the most?

The Effect of Asset Inflation on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
An examination of the economy and the coining of progressive inflation.

Humping Through 2020

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I find the diagram below to be fascinating. It shows the various news stories as they progressed through the year. I remember like it was yesterday – – although it feels like twenty years ago – – being on an airport bus after dropping off my rental car, hearing about the killing of General Qasem Soleimani. Boy, did that news get old fast! What I find especially interesting is to take note as to how some stories persist (“absentee ballot”) whereas others burst on the scene and disappear just as quickly (“murder hornet”).