Timothy Burke finds five examples of those, in the grand scheme of things, individually generally pointlessly trivial irritants which collectively add up to being really, really annoying. Thank God that the disgustingly unctuous American habit of assuming that the strip-lit grubby altar to the cheapness of consumer capitalism where I buy my loo-roll from has a valued and meaningful relationship with me has not yet arrived here. Really. Thank God.
Jim Bliss points out this, a web-based thingumy that'll suggest other music you might like on the basis of the stuff you currently listen to (on your computer). If you care, here is the list of the things I've been listening to recently. I'll probably add it to the sidebar in a bit.
On the topic of the sidebar, sharp-eyed readers may have noticed adverts in the sidebar. Hopefully, now readers who aren't sharp-eyed will also notice them. I figure, no-one has to click on them, they're not excessively intrusive, and I might make tuppence hapenny off them, so...
Finally, on a really cheering note, I'm planning to write another piece on libertarianism. I just want explain why I am apparently so obsessed with libertarianism, briefly. Libertarianism matters to political philosophy in the same way that skepticism matters to epistemology: it serves as a challenge to the existence of the discipline at all, since libertarians, at least on the right, deny the legitimacy of anything more than the minimal state, just as skeptics deny the legitimacy of the vast majority of claims to knowledge. To put it another way, if you can't deal with the libertarians, you can't get the enterprise of normative political theorising off the ground at all. That said, I'm only planning, so God knows when it'll actually happen.