Possible 2017 project: read only old books — December 21, 2016

Possible 2017 project: read only old books

There’s sort of a novelty/innovation fetish in the world (some other time, I will expand upon my loathing for Bay Area startup culture), so it occurs to me that finding ideas which are

  1. old, and
  2. still considered correct

would be a useful corrective to the structure of today’s world.

Makes me want to start casting about among my academic friends to find books that they think are old but still true.

All right, world, time to watch some bullshit — October 20, 2016
If I were Jane D. Hartley — October 1, 2016
It’s odd — June 21, 2016
LazyWeb request for a Time Magazine article — January 3, 2016
I can’t get over this — November 7, 2014
Misc. thought for the day — October 12, 2014

Misc. thought for the day

Remember when flag burning was something people made a big deal about? I suspect that was just a way of distracting people from other, actually important problems. Which is to say that flag burning was to the 1990s as gay marriage was to the 2000s and 2010s. I wonder what the next big distraction will be.

Some facts — October 9, 2014

Some facts

1. There was one [film: Matrix] movie. It came out in 1999.
2. There were three [film: Star Wars] movies, released between 1977 and 1983.
3. U2 has released four albums: [album: The Joshua Tree], [album: Achtung Baby], [album: Zooropa], and [album: Pop].
4. Weezer released two albums, namely [album: Weezer] and [album: Pinkerton], then promptly disbanded.

A brief stylistic bit of advice — August 16, 2014
Miscellaneous observation, 2014-05-04 — May 4, 2014