Monthly Archives: Jun 2022

Anti-natalism and the Dark Triad

Anti-natalism, the socially aversive moral judgment that it’s wrong to have children, is correlated with the Dark Triad (machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy) personality traits. I am surprised by this as I actually believed the concern was real, if misguided. The … Continue reading

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I am tree

                     

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“Buffalo” is a noun, a proper noun, and a verb

I did not know that “to buffalo” was a thing but apparently it means “to bully, harass, or intimidate” or “to baffle”. That means that this is a grammatically correct sentence: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo (Wikipedia) … Continue reading

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When you lack the social cue

Watch till about 1:30 in this clip and think about that silence. (Youtube) This was after the Presidential election in 2016 which Donald Trump won and, importantly, Hillary “it’s my turn now” Clinton lost. But no-one in the audience of … Continue reading

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The problems of categories and labels

I recently went to a music festival that is focused on music within a specific label and it brought to mind how meaningless such categories and labels are and how useful they also are, at the same time. It reminded … Continue reading

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Seems about right

                     

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This is probably OK

It’s probably OK, because it doesn’t explicitly state who is referred to (it starts out as the patriarch), and it is used for effect in the ending when the roles in the house are reversed. Knives Out is a great … Continue reading

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Cruise vs. Nolan

I did not think to compare the technical stunts in movies with Tom Cruise and those in Christopher Nolan’s movies, but it’s definitely worth doing: (Youtube) Thinking of a Top Gun sequel seemed laughable, just as I just didn’t care … Continue reading

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What is stolen must be returned

This is a map of how much Ukranian land is currently occupied by Russian forces, transposed to other countries: The amount of Ukrainian territory occupied by Russians, equivalent to other European countries. Any appeasement of russia and concessions to russia … Continue reading

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