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National Review Cruising

National Review Cruising

I’ll be a guest speaker, but no bathing suit photos allowed.

I was kindly invited by Jack Fowler, publisher of The National Review, to be one of the speakers at National Review’s post-election cruise.

Best part is that they managed to find a 15-year-old photo of me for their promo materials. Boy, will anyone who meets me in person be disappointed.

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The full set of speakers is here.

I’ve never been on a cruise before. I hear that sea sickness is not a problem, which is good, because the slow, rocking motion of some ships gets me ill.

Anyway, it should be fun. The wife will be with me, to keep me out of trouble.

You can sign up here.

The first ground rule is no bathing suit photos of me.

The second ground rule is that what happens on the National Review cruise, stays on the National Review cruise.


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Sweet! That sounds like a fun trip.

Awwww… You found a picture from when you were a puppy.

Ah, the cruel march of time… It makes ruins of us all…

You said, “… they managed to find a 15 year-old photo of me …”

But I think you meant,

“They managed to find a photo of me when I was 15-years-old.”

Sounds like fun! When is the LI Las Vegas convention?

Not so much different, Professor. A little Grecian Formula and you’re good to go.

If that doesn’t do the job, you could try that 3 day beard look to disguise any wrinkles and jowls that might have appeared over time.

Be kind, Professor J.But remember, you did open the door. lmao..

Best part is that they managed to find a 15-year-old photo of me for their promo materials.

My policy: Show no selfie before its your time.

Cigar night? I don’t have humidor but I do have a sense of humor.

Is Jonah Goldberg’s dog invited?

The professor’s personality is so magnetic, he is unable to carry credit cards and “He is always on the right side of the tracks, even if he crossed to the other side, he’d still be on the right side” and “He can win an argument with a knowing look.” – he’s just another most interesting guy in the world kinda guy.

filiusdextris | August 23, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I scanned the sub-headline too fast, momentarily scandalized by missing the penultimate word.

The first ground rule is no bathing suit photos of me.

Professor, be careful.
When you set this kind of rules, you create a temptation to sign up just to go break them.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | August 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm

If you’ve never been on a cruise, you should read the review David Foster Wallace wrote about his cruise experience that appeared in Harper’s back in 1996.

I’ll warn you. He’s not a fan of cruises, or “consumerism” generally. But if you appreciate and enjoy masterful writing, it is a true classic. Someone once said that when somebody says they like David Foster Wallace, what they really mean is they read his essay about cruises.