Category Archives: Various and Sundry

A Portrait of the Artist as a Cultural Surrogate:

Time Kreider: Unalloyed honesty is the iridium of the information economy — vanishingly rare, and therefore precious. We don’t respect people like Louis C.K. or George Saunders because of their credentials; it’s because they’re among the few people in public … Continue reading

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Genre and Gender: Metal Version

The other day the A.V. Club (in the guise of Jason Heller) posted “Black Sabbath, Dust, and the myth of the ‘metallectual’” in response to an ill-conceived and condescending WSJ article/post. Buried in the comments user ‘username too long’ submitted … Continue reading

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Good: Escher and Blog … an Infernal Golden Opportunity, or: Welcome to the Wonderful World of High Technology

The blog post is titled “3D Print the Impossible! Turning Escher Drawings into Read 3D Models“. As the first paragraphs states, “The researchers […] have used their own Objet 3D printer to re-create the impossible Escher Drawings as real, tangible … Continue reading

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2013.03.27: Sugar Rush!

Oh. My. It’s like Feb. 14th all over again … but better! Milk chocolate? Check. Dark chocolate? Check.

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2013.03.25: “Goopta… is god.”

… quoth Ratfinkovich. “In 1979, Onan Goopta molted his earthly encumbrance to pursue his Selfisophical research in another dimension. That means, he died of prostate cancer.”

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2013.03.24: My day off

I’ll consider this my day of rest. I have little to report, to communicate, or to reflect upon at the moment.

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2013.03.23: March Madness … indeed!

And it rained today. And rained and rained. We got in some quality tv-together-time (T3).

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2013.03.22: A Day Off, or finally immanentizing the Eschaton.

Some reading, little work, some pain. The day in review.

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2013.03.21: 3-2-1-Contact!

… is the secret … the moment when everything happens … is the answer … the reason why everything happens. Let’s make contact.

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2013.03.20: “The Pathetic is Only Aesthetic Insofar As It is Sublime”

— Fr. Schiller, “On the Pathetic” We rewatched all but the last twenty minutes of “Kontroll” last night after our rotation (we finished it today). Thereafter I put on “Clerks”, silently, in the background while sitting in the office and … Continue reading

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