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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 29 2012

A thoughtful, fair, reasoned profile of the worst woman in the universe

This is a parody. I am being sarcastic. No bison were harmed in the making of this parody. I have a question. It is this. Why does this one woman that I hate and that a lot of people hate get so much sexist abuse via the Internet? Why why oh why? While this post applies …

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Oct 29 2012

Go look for the big old mess

Jonah Lehrer. Recycling old material aka self-plagiarism. Not correcting mistakes. A culture that fosters and rewards such things. Science writing. Carl Zimmer draws them all together in order to talk about the difficulty of doing good science writing and why it’s important to keep it in mind. I was willing to cut Lehrer some slack at …

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Oct 29 2012

Disengage and write about another topic (or stop writing)

Vacula also wanted attention from Stephanie, so like me, she obliged. Unlike me, she read the whole post, which I lacked the motivation or interest to do. It’s good that she did, because she looked at one passage that is quite sinister. Vacula wrote: Whether we consider classrooms, internet forums/blogs, or the hostile climate against …

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Oct 29 2012

Of course we do!

Ahahahaha – I just watched our new neighbor’s Noah’s Ark again. He’s such a genius. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_BzWUuZN5w&feature=share&list=PLDC37C60DCBCCB083

Oct 29 2012

LSE and ex-Muslims

The LSE Student Union Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society has replied to the Student Union’s rejection of ASH’s request to change their name to the LSESU Atheist, Secularist, Humanist and Ex-Muslim Society. We are glad that you acknowledge that the situation of ex-Muslim students is precarious and deserving of special attention, and that they are …

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Oct 28 2012

Sandy

I have friends stranded in Nashville. I have friends battening down hatches all over the East Coast and up into Canada. Good luck, best wishes, chin up, hope you’re all where you want to be and comfortable soon.  

Oct 28 2012

Better than a brontosaurus theory

Aaron James has a theory of assholes. That sounds like a useful thing to have. I don’t really have one. I have a lot of fragments of theories, but I don’t think they add up to one theory; more like a box of scattered needles. There’s an excerpt in Salon. Assholes largely share a thick …

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Oct 28 2012

Another demand for attention

Justin Vacula wants us to pay attention to his new blog post. I skimmed it and don’t think I want to pay any more attention to it than that, but if you want to, knock yourselves out. (It seems to boil down to “if you’re not willing to be called a fucking cunt then don’t …

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Oct 28 2012

The Searchers

How about a spot of movie discussion? I’ve been meaning to see The Searchers again for years, having not seen it since childhood (several centuries ago, as we all know). I remember finding it quite haunting as a child. I’ve seen bits of it many times since then, of course, especially the famous closing scene, which …

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Oct 28 2012

One after the other, the men raped her

There are first world problems and there are third world problems. Yes. I’ll tell you something though – they’re not discontinuous. There’s not a clean radical break between them. They’re rooted in the same human flaws. But that’s an aside. Now for full attention to a third world problem. Dabra, India. One after the other, …

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