Why are institutions always so de facto shitty? Our society should be able to do better

2018-11-25 11:58:10-06:00


If your list of Very Important Books That Everybody Really Ought to Read doesn't have Their Eyes Were Watching God and Invisible Man on it, you're doing it wrong.

2018-11-08 21:36:23.552908+00:00


I believe Christine Blasey Ford.

But what I want to say right now is that her accusations are in a sense almost beside the point. With his grotesque display of outrage and entitlement today, Brett Kavanaugh showed his true colors as a coarse and intemperate man. I find it painful to realize such a character has ever acted as a judge, and incomprehensible that he's remotely this close to a seat on the Supreme Court. I can put aside any of the accusations -- credible as they are -- and today's testimony makes it abundantly clear what a disaster his approval would (and sigh probably will) be, purely as a matter of how he responded. He seems just a vile excuse for a human being, frankly.

TL;DR: This

There was, in this performance, not even a hint of the sagacity one expects from a potential Supreme Court Justice.

2018-09-27 20:02:26-05:00


How about a digital virtual assistant that subverts the gender binary

2018-09-19 08:31:00-05:00


I have an especially hard time understanding Trump's appeal in rural America. Even leaving aside all his dishonesty, corruption, and all-around bad character, I would think the country folk would view him as a city slicker. Maybe the fact that he's universally disliked in the city he's from helps. I dunno.

2018-08-16 14:18:11-04:00


It only recently really hit me that brains are made of meat, too

2018-08-16 13:44:53-04:00


I ain't readin no textbook
I'm at the board with the chalk
Been floutin Grice's Maxims
Since I learned to talk

2018-05-28 15:13:08-05:00


Selected at random, for today:

"Look at a very small object, look at its centre" – Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt, Oblique Stratigies

62. Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small - I Ching

2018-04-24 15:57:24.374787+00:00


At The Twilight Hours show at Space in Evanston. Can't think when I've seen a band live where I knew as little of their music as these guys. It's pretty great. Also weird because I sort of recognize their singer from seeing Trip Shakespeare like 30 years ago or something like that.

2018-04-21 22:37:46-05:00