Monthly Archives: November 2017

Discovery and Orville

I used to be a happy Trekkie back in the day. I never went to conventions or wore Klingon costumes or even made any real effort to see the movies. Nevertheless I would happily watch any Star Trek TV show, … Continue reading

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Catastrophic Catalonian Cacaphony

Catalonian independence is to political causes what socks-as-a-present are to Christmas. There’s not a single thing they would get form independence that they don’t have now and would probably lose a lot more. Not only would they lose access to … Continue reading

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Happy Illusions….

I’m not quite sure what to make of this. “I like and prefer being around women. Not because of attraction, or even friendship or anything quotidian like that, but because the level of misogynistic commentary is reduced to nearly zero. … Continue reading

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Good Job, Good Intentions!

After WWII Europe accepted a lot of very well-meaning yet unrealistic ideas about how to deal with refugees and has steadfastly stuck by them even as developments such as increased cheap travel and human smuggling networks began overloading the system … Continue reading

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Who Deserves Apologies?

This is the kind of thing I don’t understand. Why does this author care about the content of public apologies of people who did not assault her? The only people who deserve apologies from Weinstein, Spacey, Louis CK and today’s … Continue reading

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Cheikha and the Groove

I’ve always loved listening to music from different places and cannot for the life of me understand people who think that the best thing to listen to is what 80 milion or more other people like… Youtube has become my … Continue reading

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Feel Like I Been Taking Crazy Pills #429

Okay, this is just weirdo a doodle flapjacks time. I can think of lots of ways of thinking about the 2016 campaign, especially in terms of globalism vs nationalism (or diversity vs solidarity) or policy vs celebrity or probably a … Continue reading

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