Monthly Archives: March 2013

Thank you for doing something ambiguously between smoking and not smoking

“Funge” is a funny word. It refers to the thing which fungible things are able to do, sort of along the lines of what an extra unit of a good is going to replace. I don’t think it’s a real … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On The First 40 Pages Of Alastair MacIntyre’s “After Virtue”, Expressed In The Form Of A Slightly Modified XKCD Comic

The death of wages is sin

Federico gives a 6 point plan to cure youth unemployment. It is less complicated and revolutionary than his usual fare; he suggests policies like abolishing the minimum wage and slashing labor regulations. I expect it would work exactly as well … Continue reading

Book Review: Infinite Jest (alternate title: “Look At Me! I Read Infinite Jest!”)

Warning: Composed entirely of spoilers for Infinite Jest. I was talking to my roommate about Infinite Jest, and he asked me how it compared to Illuminatus. In an instant of sudden clarity I realized he was right, that they were … Continue reading

If opposites attract, why is my sister so pretty?

My girlfriend and I went on a beautiful three-day hike all alone through the romantic Marin Hills. And the conversation, as it so often does in such cases, turned to asexual reproduction and incest. She brought up the example of … Continue reading

Links for March

One of the US government’s anti-Castro plots was to fake the Second Coming using pyrotechnics and then have Illusory Jesus demand that the Cubans overthrow their government. This totally would have worked in Oz The Great And Powerful. So we … Continue reading

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My objections to “objectification”

Ozy keeps writing about objectification, which they seem to use synonymously with “fetishization”. I had high hopes they would finally be the person who uses that word in a way that makes sense, so I can stop just assuming it’s … Continue reading

Not just a mere political issue

Here’s a quote of the new Pope’s that’s being passed around: Let’s not be na├»ve, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; [homosexuality] is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere … Continue reading

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum: habemus officium!

I have accepted a job as a psychiatrist-in-training in a hospital in Michigan, starting in late June. I won’t be more specific publicly because I might want to blog in a very generic and confidentiality-maintaining way about my experiences, and … Continue reading

Valleys have two sides

Still planning to write a decent post about Reaction, but it’s taking longer than I thought and kind of just coming out piecemeal, so I’ll roll with that for now. Many people poked some much-deserved holes in the original post, … Continue reading

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