Monday, November 12, 2018
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Friday, October 05, 2018
We have differing views about the other qualifications of Judge Kavanaugh. But we are united, as professors of law and scholars of judicial institutions, in believing that he did not display the impartiality and judicial temperament requisite to sit on the highest court of our land.
--2400+ law professors
Monday, September 17, 2018
“We’re in Crazytown. I don’t know why any of us are here,” he reportedly said. Kelly was known to refer to the president an "an idiot," commenting that “it’s pointless to try to convince him of anything,” while his predecessor, Priebus, described Trump’s bedroom—where he watches cable news and writes furious tweets—as “the devil’s workshop.”
--Bob Woodward, Fear
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Thursday, August 09, 2018
In a series of comments about nude modeling at About.com, a graduate student remembered "the sound of 20 erasers rubbing against paper [recording] the change in anatomy," as the only discernible reaction after a model had a hard-on during a pose.
--Pegi Taylor, "Nowhere to Hide," Salon
As seen on: Queen Mob's Tea House
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018
"Something I been wondering about you," Lamont said. "You guys are coming to own the world. You fly across the planets, Mars and that shit. What you want with crack?"
"We seek to broaden our minds."
Lamont snorted. "Right. You might as well hit yourself in the head with a hammer."
"We seek escape," the alien said.
"I don't buy that, neither. What you got to escape from?"
The Krel looked at him. "Nothing."
"I lied to Colonel Zipp," it said. "We want cocaine for kicks."
--John Kessel, "Invaders," The Pure Product
As seen on: Gravel
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
This is open corruption, and it has been openly embraced.
That fills me with grief, but my grief can’t make it untrue. And if this benthic sadness has any value, it’s that clarity. There is no more equivocating to do. You don’t have to equivocate about Trump’s corruption—or Wilbur Ross’, or Scott Pruitt’s. You don’t have to parse whether a “falsehood” is really a “lie.” It is simply true that the president is corrupt and that his supporters celebrate his corruption.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018
We have a significant human condition challenge ahead of us, so it cannot be just an economic contribution; it has to be a massive reimagining and redefinition of how to find meaning in one's life if it is not in one's job.
--Avi Reichental, "The Evolution of AI and Robotics Will Be Amazing (and Painful)," Forbes
As seen on: Glassworks
Friday, June 01, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
The Meteorologists Start Salivating Remix (2012)
The astronomer is, in some measure, independent of his fellow astronomer; he can wait in his observatory till the star he wishes to observe comes to his meridian; but the meteorologist has his observations bounded by a very limited horizon, and can do little without the aid of numerous observers furnishing him contemporaneous observations over a wide-extended area.
--James Pollard Espy