Apropos of nothing save that I came across these three William F. Buckley, Jr., items in the same week, I offer them here for amusement. The first is a clip of Bill being interviewed by Woody Allen. I particularly like Bill's answer when a young lady asks him if he thought miniskirts were in good taste:
More relevant to today's political debate is Linda Bridges giving the back story to Bill's celebrated critique of Pope John XXIII's encyclical Mater et Magistra. She says she was provoked to correct the record after this article on Paul Ryan in the National Catholic Reporter that got it all wrong.
Finally, a delightful retelling of a Ross Douthat anecdote about the time he went skinny dipping with the father of the conservative movement. I won't spoil it, but here's the item.