Philosophy Degree Surprisingly Lucrative

Not for me yet but apparently on average it’s a first step to more lucrative careers than more than half of the rest of the majors on this interesting ranking. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: Team Identification

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Derren Brown Plays 9 World Class Chess Players Simultaneously And Loses To Only 3

And shows us the super-cool way he does it in this video. And don’t forget to check out his current trick (and my inspiration to go see more of his past videos) by clicking here.  The trick is that he “predicts the lottery numbers” live on TV. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Harvard And Yale Lose Billions

Rather mind-boggling numbers: Harvard’s endowment tumbled 27.3 percent in its latest fiscal year, largely because of problems with its private equity and hedge fund portfolios, lopping off $10 billion and shrinking its portfolio to $26 billion. Meanwhile, Yale University suffered about a 30 percent loss in its portfolio, to $16 billion, the university’s president disclosed in [Read More...]

Gorgeous Wave Photography By Clark Little

Click here for more stunningly beautiful photographs like these:   Here’s Clark’s website and information about his new book, The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little. [Read more...]

Valedictorian’s Benediction Gets Way Out Of Hand

Stick with this video to its bizarre ending.  I oppose benedictions and forced group prayer in public institutions because of the offensive presumption to speak on behalf of a mixed group in the case of group prayer and the arrogant presumption that the audience accepts the authority of the giver of the benediction to invoke [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Biologists Dating

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Laura Marlingmania

For tonight’s entertainment, here is about 70 minutes of the best of Laura Marling on youtube as conveniently culled by Camels With Hammers for you.  Interview: Her amazing album is Alas I Cannot Swim. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

What It’s Like To Be An Atheist

Smoke had a great line last night on what it’s like being in a world where not only is religion dominant but where even most of the secularists (in Smoke’s specific case, this means his secular wife) cling to vague “spiritual” notions: I feel like Jimmy Stewart’s character in Harvey, in reverse; everyone but me sees the [Read More...]


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