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Tag Archive: don’t be a dick

Jul 19 2011

TAM Sunday: I give a presentation to a zillion people

I got up early to get ready to see the papers, and to make sure I was there to watch everyone else’s papers because they usually aren’t crowded.  TAMmers leave in droves on Sunday before the event is over and the papers were really poorly advertised this year.  There was no program, there was no …

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May 30 2011

The Glorious Beauty of People Being Dicks

I give you the 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time: There’s a name for you ladies, but it isn’t used in high society… outside of a kennel.

Feb 20 2011

11-15 75 Book Challenge – Lemony Snicket and Werleman

11. God Hates You, Hate Him Back – CJ Werleman There’s a lot of interesting stuff in this book, but I can’t say that I really enjoyed it that mut tch.  I’m a big fan of snark and well-worded contempt — I’m pretty sure that’s generally considered a failing, particularly by the DBAD crowd, but …

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Sep 01 2010

In support of hate

I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it. – Roger Ebert The worst sin toward …

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Aug 27 2010

DBAD Follow Up

Why do I suddenly have the urge to build a giant phallus out of straw? – Tracy I am getting a fair amount of attention from the skeptic community for my post about Phil Plait’s Don’t Be A Dick Speech.  I don’t really have much more to say than what I said originally. The really …

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Jul 13 2010

Phil Plait Says Don’t Be A Dick

OK, so, Mr. Plait, who I am told is normally super super awesome and does genuinely seem like a nice guy, really irritated the shit out of me during TAM. And I say this with as much respect as possible and I acknowledge that this is my first exposure to him, and that people who …

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Jun 30 2010

What’s wrong with guys?

I hate to ask that question because, generally speaking, I get along pretty well with dudes. There isn’t a general parking lot where I work, just one for the higher ups.  Because of that, I have to park a couple blocks away wherever I can find street parking.  This is not a great situation, not …

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