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Jun 01 2013

There we go again, jibber-jabbering

Another Google+ hangout? I’m all talked out now. This one has me, Ed Brayton, Ophelia Benson, and Russell Glasser just shooting the breeze.

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  1. 1
    Randomfactor

    Owwww…that echo…

  2. 2
    lockout

    Pretty cool technology. It’s like you can talk, and watch at the same time.

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    Aratina Cage

    There were a few places I wish the topic hadn’t moved on from so quickly because it would have been interesting to hear everyone’s lengthier thoughts on some matters, particularly the dialog set up by Michael Nugent (to whom I wish a happy birthday!), and the Hitchens essay on how women aren’t funny. Otherwise, it was delightful to listen to.

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    David Marjanović

    State subsidies to officially recognized churches are quite common in Europe. Private donations to churches are correspondingly less – around 1 € per Sunday and adult who goes to church every Sunday.

    Also, ş is simply “sh”, not “ch”.

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    MrFancyPants

    Ha! “Highbrow BBQ”.

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    serena

    This might be out of left-field and not related to the video at all, but I’d like to see Ed Brayton on The Young Turks.

  7. 7
    Etiene

    Before I try some video downloader so I can listen to these while running – does anyone know if these are being put up in podcast form?

    Cheers!

  8. 8
    Julien Rousseau

    Aratina Cage:

    it would have been interesting to hear everyone’s lengthier thoughts on some matters, particularly the dialog set up by Michael Nugent

    Is it even still going on? The last post on the site was a month and a half ago.

    the Hitchens essay on how women aren’t funny

    IIRC, part of his position was that women could be funny but that when they are their humour is masculine, which struck me as WTF? Why would you expect humour to be gendered? That would be like expecting science to be gendered.

    So I guess women aren’t funny in the same way that they aren’t X (scientists, warriors…):

    1. They are and most people just blind themselves to it.
    2. When men dominate the conversation on so many levels it’s not surprising that they would dominate it on that level too.
    3. If you discount all examples of women doing X because of “reasons” then, sure, no women does X.
    4. Combine 2 and 3 and society won’t expect women to do X so it’s less likely to give them an opportunity to do X therefore less women will do X, which of course leads to two, and those that do X can be dismissed with 3 which closes the vicious circle of why women don’t do X.

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