Saturday, September 29, 2012

Chuseok Greetings from the Cast of Horse Doctor

Alas it can only be seen in Korea?

Nvm. It just took a while for the player to load.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys - Earl Scruggs Tribute at Ryman Auditorium

Mark Bowden's Book on the Killing of OBL

The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden.

He collaborated with K. Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty. His book will be released before the movie, in October.

From the book's description:
"The story focuses on Bin Laden, who maintained a steady stream of despairing correspondence in hiding in the year before his death, and on President Obama, perceived by many as an anti-war candidate because of his opposition to the Iraq War, whose evolving views and enormous responsibilities have turned him into one of the most determined warriors to ever inhabit the White House."

Did Bowden write this or did the publisher? What a bunch of hooey.

Publishers Weekly

For Worm, the First Digital World War:



Eleventh Annual Monterey Conference

Still can't find a webpage for the conference, but I did receive something in the mail about it today. It is taking place on November 17 and 18 at The Beach Resort in Monterey.

Special Guest: Robert Reilly, "Islam and Christianity: The Theology Behind the History"

Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J., "The Engine of Atheism"
Ronald G. Connolly, "Our Culture's Claim that Faith and Reason are Incompatible is Unreasonable"
Christopher A. Ferrara, "Onward Christian Soldiers: A Look at the New Hungarian Constitution and Other Possible Counter-Offensives Against the Dictator of Relativism"

If you are interested in attending, you can contact Keep the Faith at (201) 327-5900.

Personal Notes:
CL's wedding is that weekend, but my mother told me last night she would probably not be attending. I probably wouldn't go, despite the opportunity to visit Hong Kong again, because of work.

I thought Dave Grossman's seminar was on Sunday, but it is on Saturday.

I can attend only one or the other...

60 Minutes: SEAL's first-hand account of bin Laden killing

CBS (has the link to the program segment plus some web extras) - a feature with the author of No Easy Day. (via TPM)

Washington Post

Account Says Navy Author Wrote Book After a Slight
Pentagon warns on former Seal’s Osama book
DoD Guidance for "No Easy Day"

I didn't know there was another SEAL movie that was going to be released: Codename: Geronimo. Today, this article is the first I've read of the movie - someone hasn't been handling publicity well, though the trailer makes the movie seem like it was done on the cheap. Another example of Hollywood studios putting out similar movies to compete for dollars.

International Trailer
Tier 1 Studios
Code Name Geronimo Controversy
Fansite or official?

Bob's Giant Burgers

I dropped by Bob's Giant Burgers last weekend again (for a burger, of course) - I have to say that while it is tasty, the quality of the beef is not that good; you can tell by sight and taste. (I suppose the good thing about In and Out's thin patties is that you don't see much, but I will try a visual inspection next time I go, whenever that may be.) Given the price of the burgers at BGB it is unlikely I'll go there again. So what other burger places are there in the Fremont Area?

Loafer's Glory on SCV House Blend Music Show 5/2012 SCV House Blend Music Show 39a: Loafers Glory

Hi-res versions at

Friday, September 28, 2012

John Robb at NYC Maker Faire

From his latest at Resilient Communities: The NEXT Global Economy and Resilient Disobedience

NOTE: I’ll be giving my talk on Resilient Communities at 11:30 AM on Saturday in the main tent. I’ve also been told it will be live streamed if you are interested. Better yet, if you are in the area, please stop by and say hi.

The schedule for the 2012 New York Maker Faire. I don't see any url for the live stream video, so you may want to check the website in the morning to see if there is any updated information.

Here is the YT channel for Maker Faire.

Edit. I found a link but I don't know if this is the correct one for the event - is it being hosted through UStream?

Update. Duh. It's at Live Stream.
Cafe Salina was decent tonight, though it remains pricey. Everything we had was good, including the fried noodles, though I got tired of that quickly after the first serving. The noodles and the oil were too much for my digestive system. The portions remain smaller than other restaurants, but the quality makes up for it. The restaurant had changed its hours so it was open later, until 1 A.M., but it's cut the hours back by one, so that it's open until midnight. It must be at least a year since I've been there last. If I lived in or near Millbrae I could see myself going there often, even though it's not really paleo-friendly. The congee is quite good. I didn't order any yau tieu tonight as I figured it would be reheated and not fresh. Maybe I'll go there for breakfast when the opportunity presents itself. (We ordered beef and green vegetables fried noodles, congee with beef and egg, vegetables and fish filet, and spicy salt pork chops.)


Macross 30 trailer

No actual footage from the series, but something to tease the fans.

Trailer for the special anniversary blu-ray edition of Do You Remember Love?

The MV for Flashback 2012.

Drazen Dupor

Classic Byzantine Iconography: Preserving an Ancient Art Form
Yugoslavian artist Drazen Dupor passes his knowledge to the future

Drazen Dupor - G+ - FB

Icon Exhibit IMAGES of FAITH at St. Sava Serb Fest 2012

"St. Sava Church's Serbian Historical Society presented an exhibit of inspirational icons from all over the Orthodox world - even Japan! Many churches, clergy, and individuals have shared their treasures for this exhibit. Featuring the works of iconographers Drazen Dupor and Steven Kozabarich, you'll be amazed at their talents. Every year a different theme is chosen for the Serb Fest guests to enjoy a sampling of Serbian culture or history. Visit St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi St., Merrillville, IN"

Local Music Calendar

Before I forget... links to the current season of various local early music groups.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices

San Francisco Early Music Festival

New Esterhazy Quartet

Schola Cantorum SF has one concert posted on their website - "a varied program of Italian and English madrigals by Monteverdi, Rossi, and Weelkes, French chansons by Passereau and Jannequin and Spanish villancicos by Juan Vasquez," on October 28.

Cal Performances - Early Music

Am I missing anything?

Coming to Berkeley for Cal Performances, Concerto Köln:

In an Age of Picky Eaters...

Hospitality at a Fractured Table by David J. Walbert

And then there are those people who don't eat grains! I wonder if those who follow more traditional diets are as picky.

So how do we educate about health? And can that be done when we are guests at another's home? Most things can be tolerated under the 80/20 rule, and educating about healthier diets by example would be a good start. (How many people would actually complain that you aren't serving enough carbs?)

Deti on what he means by "traditional patriarchial society" and the education of women.
Vox: Emotion, logic, and dishonesty

Brittany Haas & Natalie Haas - "Mugwump"

Brittany Haas & Natalie Haas - "Mugwump" from Mule Deer Media on Vimeo.

Kunstler on Race and Culture

C-Realm episode 323: Absent a Common Culture - mp3
KMO talks with James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency and Too Much Magic, about race, racism, black separatism, the drug war, and the need for a common culture with universally accepted standards of behavior for all members of that culture. This conversation makes explicit reference to C-Realm podcast episodes 279: Overvaluing Genius and 313: Peak Oil and the White “We.” KMO concludes the episode by reading a post from the Friends the C-Realm Group on Facebookabout how obsessing over 9/11 conspiracy theories directs attention away from much greater crimes.

The other part of his interview can be found in episode 322.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I Might Join the Exodus Too

For these reasons and more.

From the Manhattan Institute: The Great California Exodus: A Closer Look, by Tom Gray, focuses on why Californians are fleeing their state and the fiscal mismanagement, in addition to the regularly discussed cost drivers, that is forcing them to leave, thus benefiting other states.


From the summary:
"The data show a pattern of movement over the past decade from California mainly to states in the western and southern U.S.: Texas, Nevada, and Arizona, in that order, are the top magnet states. Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah follow. Rounding out the top ten are two southern states: Georgia and South Carolina."

Arizona is not an optimal choice though I have family there. Nevada is also bad, and I have no family there, though I do know someone who moved back "home" from Boston. Oregon supposedly has less strict gun laws than California. I can probably deal with the weather in Washington. Fr. B is from Idaho. What about Georgia? I'd like to visit South Carolina.

Alas all the Californians moving to Texas must be ruining it and the big cities there (e.g. Austin?).

The Great California Exodus: A Closer Look
Ben Boychuk interviews Tom Gray (mp3)
Steve Sailer, "The Great California Exodus: A Closer Look"

Brick by Brick? Or Pebble by Pebble?

One can claim that the Church takes its time to reform, but isn't that just making excuses for human failures and weaknesses? How many souls are imperiled because those who are supposed to lead and shepherd are slow to act? Replacing bishops does take time, in accordance with the current model for the Roman rite/Western patriarchate. What if we were to have an alternative mode of church government in which bishops of a metropolitan area could recommend that a bishop be replaced because he was not suited to the task? Have we finally hit the limits of the top-heavy model?


General Audience: Pope talks about purpose of Second Vatican Council regarding Liturgy

Pope: How the Liturgy can teach us to pray

Pope Benedict XVI: The Liturgy Is a Privileged Area in Which God Speaks To Each One of Us by Deacon Keith Fournier

Pope on Sports Medicine: The dangers of winning at all costs

Pope enjoys an opera based on the life of St. Augustine

New Digital Camo Pattern for the Army?

They should have done it right the first time. After Wasting $5 Billion, the Army Is Eyeing These New Camouflage Patterns

US News

From earlier this year: ADS Unveils Army Camouflage Finalist Patterns

Installation Mass for Archbishop Cordileone

A reminder - it will be on October 4 (the feast of St. Francis of Assisi) at 10 A.M. at St. Mary's Cathedral.

New archbishop: We are called to evangelize and convert

(Meanwhile the former archbishop of Seattle has been appointed administrator of the diocese of Oakland.)

The new bishop of Orange.
Three California schools make the list (the list of top 50)

Interview with Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee And The Lessons Of Her Father (mp3)

Radio Ecoshock: Transition Yourself

Program description:

"Ideas from America on starting a Transition Town. Ruah Wennerfelt, Steve Chase & host Mark Helpsmeet in live stage conversation. Plus Greg Pahl, author of "Power from the People, How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects." Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert on corporate corruption. Music: "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel. Radio Ecoshock 120926 1 hour."


The Next Installment of Back to the Stone Age

Dr. Fleming has decided to post it sooner rather than later: Part 1B.

Just Remembered

It's the last week of the month, which means Rhonda Vincent's show on WSM Radio will be aired - today, in fact. Listen online.

Eugene Genovese passes

From Robert George: Eugene Genovese R.I.P.

May he and his wife rest in peace.

His appearance at CPAC 2010:

Parts 2 and 3.

Edit. Paul Gottfried's tribute
Eugene Genovese in First Things

A pleasant American accent

She may be a bit mature, but that's no reason why her way of speaking can't be one model. It's better than the Uhmericans and teens whom you hear on shows like X Factor. Rhonda Vincent's accent is slight, if it's audible at all when she talks normally - I think it is more noticeable when she sings? Still, women from all over the states who grew up in the 70s and 80s probably sound good compared to those (still) growing up today.

Ok, I'll throw in a video of a performance...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Possible New Series on Paleoconservatism

From Thomas Fleming: Back to the Stone Age: a Primer for Palaeoconservatives 1

Paul's typical conversation gambit in those days was to begin every paragraph with, "I am more conservative than you are because…" I occasionally played along, though, in truth, I never cared much for the subject, partly because it was never clear to me what people meant when they used the word conservative. Back in the 1930's and 1940's, "Conservative" had been used as a term of abuse for people who supported the status quo, generally regarded as the rule of the wealthy and powerful. It was also used occasionally as an insulting synonym for the timid or over-cautious. Bill Buckley and his friends had cobbled together a pragmatic ideology they called "fusionism"—equal parts classical liberalism and respect for order and tradition--but I have run into very few people (Donald Devine, most prominently) who believed in it.

The main problem with fusionism was that it is based on a fundamental incoherence that reflects the disparate origins and sources of American (and English) conservatism. The adjective "conservative" implies an attachment to the existing status quo and an antipathy to change. That is why one could speak, in the Brezhnev years, of the conservative hard-liners in the Kremlin. Buckley and his friends were certainly conservative in this sense, opposing, as they certainly did, both revolutionary communism and democratic socialism. Buckley declared that the mission of his magazine was to stand "athwart history yelling stop." In every generation, then, conservatives have tried to slow the pace of revolutionary change without necessarily mounting a principled opposition to the Revolution itself.

Rod Dreher responds to David Brooks on Russell Kirk: The Rout Of Traditionalist Conservatism. See Lord Karth's responses, here and here.

The quandary of "movement" conservatism, separated from ties to real communities with traditions and history?

Thomas Storck, Capitalism, Distributism and the Hierarchy of Human Goods

William Lind, What's So Special About Special Ops

Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy
Richard Heinberg, Introduction to ENERGY, Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth

Helena Norberg-Hodge at the Degrowth Conference in Venice:

Jack is Back!

For a commercial... Jack Bauer Bakes the Hell Out of Cupcakes in Killer Laptop Ad Kiefer Sutherland's latest commercial gig by David Gianatasio

Surely to Upset Some of the Egalitarian Readers at FPR

Sara Nardo on an essential part of localism - homemaking: How to be a Localist Anywhere. We do need to better promote and teach the domestic arts for both men and women, so that the household economy becomes a reality, even if only "partial." (And a means of getting out of the system.)

A woman shows her commitment to the well-being of her family and her devotion by using her natural "nesting" instinct, and this should not go unappreciated by men, even though men can survive, even flourish as bachelors living a more spartan lifestyle. A woman's homemaking may result in an environment obviously different from one inhabited by a single man, but that should signal her presence in her man's life.

Edit. Sharon Astyk interview - Sharon Astyk – Author of Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place – September 25, 2012 - mp3

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Shooting Stars Can't Be Caught

At tonight's study group meeting there was a young Fpna woman - with her father? She was actually quite attractive, enough to make me reconsider my preference not to marry one. Alas, she left during the break. Probably too young anyway. Was she dragged to the event by her father? Were they actually there for this week's lecture, which was the second part of a discussion on the Eastern churches? Or did they happen to be there? Not sure if I will see her around again.

"I'm too old for this..."

As I suspected, one of the kindergarteners from last year is the daughter of a woman who had attended the same school in the 90s. Today I met her cousin (also in first grade), who is the daughter of that woman's younger sister, who was in a K class when I first started subbing 17 years ago. I didn't see her mom today; I don't know who picked her up. Let's do the math...

If my math is correct, the cousin's mom was 16 or so when she had her. Is she a single mom? Or did she get married before/after having her daughter? I couldn't tell by the last name. I'll double-check tomorrow.

I suppose this is all to be expected, as their father was in jail (prison?) when I knew them as children.

Kristine Sa: My Last Goodbye

Monday, September 24, 2012

Richard Nikoley on Gary Taubes and His New Institute

Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) and Multiple Alternative Hypotheses

First Sight

Heard that someone originally with the SJCCC is now teaching CM over at the Korean parish because he is married to a Korean. Should head over there one Sunday to see what has changed and if they're looking for volunteers for next year. There was an average but cute Asian girl at WF this afternoon - don't think she had any work done. Might be Koreanl; could be Chinese. Probably a student unless she wasn't working or got off work early. She didn't look like a FOB so she's probably raised or born here - her ear piercings followed American trends more, and her taste in fashion was more American than Asian...

Something from Vox on the male gaze: The abyss stares back

Recently, various people have been linking to this piece by Murray Rothbard: Against Women's Lib

Gerald Celente on Technotribalism

Begun on September 4 at 7:05 P.M.


Some have decried the proliferation of blogs and websites with their core or niche readers as promoting close-mindedness or division. However, blogs and internet websites can be a alternate means of education, a necessary corrective to the manufactured opinion or indoctrination by the mass media, MSM and news, public education, Hollywood, academia, and so on. Despite some criticisms, the androsphere is one such source of alternative commentary, though whether it has the potential to mobilize men into something greater than themselves remains to be seen.

The splintering of Americans into different groups of readers and followers, gathered into "virtual" communities dwelling around various websites, is an indication that sharing common beliefs, a common culture, is as important to group identity and the feeling of affinity as other factors (like blood-ties and physical proximity).

Fabius Maximus has this post, At the Tampa Convention Right & Left display our great illness: Tribalism. What he is really attacking is what I would call partisanship, which is similar to tribalism but it isn't quite the same because partisanship looks to membership in a political party for a source of identity. What I would call tribalism either ignores party affiliation or outrightly rejects it as a defining characteristic of the tribe, or people. So long as the group identity is limited to partisanship rooted in the duopoly, I don't see any real possibility for reform. Americans must look beyond political parties, and rediscover the importance of "natural" communities and friendship.

More on formation of associations and tribalism to come...

More on Hospitality

In the latest issue of the Houston Catholic Worker there is an essay by Carlos Diaz, "Hospitality Takes Us Beyond Our Limits." It called to mind Mark Mitchell's "The Culture of Hospitality." Alas the essay is not available at the CJD archive.
Hospitality is the virtue which permits us to break that narrowness of our fears and open our homes to the stranger with the intuition that salvation is coming to us. Hospitality transforms the weak into strong witnesses, those who are suspicious of everything into generous givers, and the fanatics whose minds are closed into recipients of new ideas and perspectives. We live in a desert with many solitary travelers who look for a moment of peace, a refreshing drink and a sign of encouragement in order to continue their mysterious search for freedom. What does hospitality require in order to become a healing power? That the one given hospitality feels as if he is in his own home, a free place without fear. Hospitality is the ability to serve the guest, something which is very difficult if our own stress impedes us from distancing ourselves from our own preoccupations.
As this was published in the HCW, one would expect that the author shares the same view on [illegal] immigration as those who run the newspaper and the organization, though this is not explicit in the article, nor does he explicit draw the implications of his view on hospitality on how we should treat illegal immigrants.
When we become conscious that we do not have to escape our suffering, but rather when we put it in movement, united with us in our shared search for meaning in life, these real sufferings change from expressions of total disillusion and discouragement into signs of hope. Thanks to this shared search, hospitality is transformed into community when it takes us so far beyond our limits. This is not because it cures, but because the scars and pains are changed into doors and open spaces and a new vision. This way, reciprocity is transformed into a mutual deepening of hope, and the weakness in anything that we remember personally and communally becomes the strength that we will receive.
For the ancient Greeks, xenia, hospitality, was linked to piety and service to the gods. While the host was obliged to take care of his guest, the guest was also under obligation to the host. He had an even greater obligation not to kill his host or steal from him than would otherwise be the case, since he was in debt to the host for his hospitality.

Would most illegals prefer to keep the freedom they now have rather than submitting to communal supervision and accountability in exchange for true hospitality (as opposed to government benefits)?

Some throw out as proof of assimilation that children of immigrants are more likely to speak English than Spanish to dismiss concerns with Hispanic immigration to the United States. Just because the children are more proficient in English than the native language of the parents does not mean that they have assimilated - culture and, more importantly, group identity and allegiance are more than the language one speaks.

Various documents have referred to the Holy Family's seeking refuge in Egypt as having some relevance for [contemporary] immigration policy (including something by Pius XII). But the Holy Family did not demand to be given citizenship or to be treated as equals to the natives in all respects or to be reckoned as Egyptians. Nor did they seek welfare assistance from the rules of Egypt. Did they blend in with the natives and other visitors (other Jews?) in a large urban area, seeking to be left alone, for the most part, while doing some labor in order to make a living and survive while they were away?

Bishops who think that Hispanic immigration is good because the Church is getting new blood should take a look at their parishes where Hispanics are the majority and judge for themselves how much assimilation is actually taking place. They should also remember that they should respect the rights of natives (i.e. non-Catholic whites) to their own culture, rather than using this strategy to effect some sort of "conversion" of the country.

Related: The Catholic Worker: A Model for Church and World

(via Casa Juan Diego)

Despite their position on immigration, I do think Catholics have much to learn from the Catholic Worker movement. As for Dorothy Day retaining leftist sympathies even after her conversion, I still have to investigate that...

Rod Dreher on Southern Xenia.

"Traditionalism" of the "New Right"

Articles on two of the sources:
Nietzsche the Visionary by Keith Preston
A Reflection on the Nature of a Civilization Guided by Nietzschean Values

Beyond Prudery and Perversion by Keith Preston
The Sexual Aesthetics and Metaphysics of Julius Evola

MacIntyre discusses Nietzsche as a response to liberalism in After Virtue and subsequent works. Is our choice between the "Benedict option" or the "way of the gang"? Or is that a false dichotomy? If you set aside the ethnonationalism which is not essential to it; those who are actually related by blood and of the same ethnic group may have a strong sense of ethnonationalism, and skin color is a consideration when people associate with those who are like them. But intermarriage between members of different ethnic groups who are then aware of being related through such ties can also bring about solidarity, if they possess a common cultural core and do not have a fixed identity rooted only in skin color, but an identity that takes family genealogy and historical ties into account.

Jack Donovan, "A Church of Whores" (see also his "Draw the Line," which was published yesterday)

Also via Counter-Currents: Alex Kurtagić, “Collapse Scenarios in the West & their Implications”

Gabe Suarez Likes the Sig 516

The Ultimate Development Of The Piston M4 Rifle

Related: If It Ain't Broke - Don't Fix It?: A Discussion Of The Piston AR

Sig Sauer


Sig Sauer M400 vs. Sig Sauer 516 High Speed Video Comparison
Guns and Gear Review the SIG516 with Bud Fini
Sig 516 Piston AR-15 Review
Sig 516 Piston AR-15 Update Oct 2011

From Suarez Int'l/One Source Tactical: The TSD Universal Fighting Knife Video

Thomas Naylor Surveys the Vermont Political Scene

Unfortunately, there is considerable evidence to suggest that La-La Liberalism is by no means unique to Vermont. Consider the recent Democratic Convention in Charlotte, NC which was long on rhetoric about gays, women, and minorities and short on specific proposals to jump start the economy, create more jobs, and tighten regulations on Wall Street banks. 
All too little attention was devoted to foreign policy including the Middle East, our unconditional support for Israel, China’s global pursuit of natural resources, and what we will do if China cuts back on its purchases of U.S. debt.

More on Ecclesial Movements

Will bishops who come from the ecclesial movements be prepared to properly shepherd local Churches? To come up with strategies necessary to revitalize parish life?

Why is a strong parish life necessary for Christians? Certainly it's been part of the history of Christianity, notably for the Early Church, and much weight must be given to its historical reality and importance as a guide for action. Still, some may go so far as to claim that what is needed now are movements tied either to the workplace or to one's profession. If one has time to meet with other members of the movements after work, then they have time to meet with other members of the parish - but only if other members of the parish are willing to commit to deepening their witness to Christ, that is true.

Ecclesial movements can be seen as a temporary band-aid solution and outlet for evangelization efforts because circumstances in many areas prevent a thorough revitalization of the parish, but ecclesial movements are nonetheless ordered to strengthening the life of the local Church at that level. I am not convinced in the long run that many converts will be made in the workplace by ecclesial movements, especially if the nature of the work goes against the "evangelical simplicity" of the Christian life.

Perhaps it would be better to say that a healthy, vibrant parish life would be the "natural" result of the laity living out their vocation well. But as I've mentioned before, in many parts of the industrialized world, the political economy itself presents obstacles. But we must also look at the culpability of Christians, or the part they have played in the diminishing of parish life, too.

What needs to be done is a more thorough explanation of why parish life is necessary for the Christian, one that will draw upon moral theology (and the order of charity), the science of politics (which will elucidate in relation to human goods the nature of the lay vocation, especially with regards to the word, "world," and how it is to be understood), and an exploration of the Church's liturgy as public prayer.

Ian Ker on ecclesial movements

Alba House: New Ecclesial Movements: Communion and Liberation, Neo-Catechumenal Way,
Charismatic Renewal
by Tony Hanna (more info)

New City Press: Ecclesial Movements and Communities by Brendan Leahy

Response by Guzman Carriquiry to the paper "On Being Christian in the World"
(I was unable to find a copy of his "The Ecclesial Movements in the Religious and Cultural Context of the Present Day" online.)

Joseph Ratzinger:
The Theological Locus of Ecclesial Movements (pdf)
The Ecclesial Movements: A Theological Reflection on Their Place in the Church

Some of his essays on the topic have been collected here - New Outpourings of the Holy Spirit
(the introduction by Bishop Stanislaw Rylko)

Pontifical Council for the Laity

Marie Digby - 3AM

Sunday, September 23, 2012

"Being an old coot, I'm out of touch with kids these days and what they think is cool."

Steve Sailer Notices "Gangnam Style"

The comments are a mixed bag.

SOG FastHawk

I had considered this one before, given its price. The product info page includes this video. A video by an owner.

More info on some tomahawks?