Archives for September 2012

Short Stack #18

Him: “Why do you do this? I mean, why do you want to take away people’s faith? Even if they believe things that aren’t true, what is that to you?”Me: “If you’re walking along a roadway and you see a nail out on the pavement, do you leave it there where it could puncture somebody’s tire, or do you pick it up?”Him: “What? I pick it up.”Me: “Yeah, well so do I.” … [Read more...]

#DeathTweets (repost)

#DeathTweets: Just chugged about a quart of Diet Coke. Now for the Mentos!____________________#DeathTweets: me and my posse up at the old sanders mansion spoze to be a vampire lives here. yes or no, im bringin back PROOF!____________________#DeathTweets: whoo boys nite out no idea howw mny driks ive had time to go tho wherz my keys____________________#DeathTweets: Makin my own fireworks for the 4th this year! Sulfur, saltpeter, charcoal, yeah! Ima grind this shit down to … [Read more...]

Iran: The Ass End of Progress

Say you're a country full of people and you have a lot of vital business to conduct to keep everybody fed and housed and healthy and safe. What do you do?Well, you reach first for this immense tool you have, the most flexible and creative problem-solving device on the planet — the intelligent, educated human brain.Unless you're Iran, in which case you forbid HALF your population — half of those problem-solving brains — from getting a full education:Iranian women banned from 77 university co … [Read more...]

Sorry, Way Too Busy to Blog

I just started a new class today, and I was studying hard for almost half of it. I know you'll understand the sometimes exhausting demands of higher education.Official school picture below the fold (click to embiggen): … [Read more...]

Cats Better Than Dogs? Nonsense. Although …

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Beta Culture: Preliminary Musings

How about some random thoughts on what I have in mind for Beta Culture? Understand that I don’t in any sense think the thing will “belong” to me, or that I should have the sole power to shape it. But in this early stage in which I’m fleshing out what *I* mean by the basic concept, I want to lay out some of what I imagine it SHOULD include.Commenter “rickschauer” recently asked:  "What’s next, a Beta Culture Congress, something like the Continental Congress?"Yes, exactly! To begin hammering ou … [Read more...]