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Eliminate the ninnies and the twits.

Steely Dan Lyric or Hard Boiled Detective Novel Quote?

“Babs and Clean Willie were in love they said. So in love the preacher’s face turned red.”

Steely Dan Lyric or Hard-Boiled Detective Novel Quote?

“He looked rather pleasantly, like a blonde satan.”

In-Humanities

I know Floyd disagrees with me on this topic, but I find this nearly criminal.

FEWER HUMANITIES COURSES, MORE PH.D.’S

(emphasis mine)

A new report says that humanities departments in the United States produced 5,891 doctorates in 2015, the largest since the numbers were first tracked in 1987.

Meanwhile, the chief market for those […]

Steely Dan Lyric or Hard-Boiled Detective Novel Quote?

“Any man left on the Rio Grande Is the king of the world as far as I know.”

The New Puritans, #3,737 in a series

It takes something pretty incredible to shock me regarding the potential for lunacy among humans, but this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/09/british-conductor-sacked-us-music-festival-joke-labelled-racist/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_fb

is almost impossible for me to believe!

(emphasis mine)

An acclaimed British conductor has been fired from a prestigious American music festival after a seemingly innocent joke he made to a black friend was labelled racist.

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When Did you First See the Matrix?

Ace had an interesting question for his readers that could be fun to duplicate here:

When did you begin to suspect that the people in charge of the government and the media were dumb, ignorant, and sometimes actually deranged, and what confirmed it for you? What were your feelings about this? That is, was […]

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Excellent, or Bogus Adventure?

I can’t figure this out.

Like all humans, I have no special insight into the future, but, like most humans, I try to discern patterns from evidence in front of me. But the current state of affairs? I can’t even guess something as basic as; “is the overall direction positive or negative?”

Trump seems […]

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