Another day, another "plz subz my chanel!!!" question-that's-not-actually-a-question on Quora. It's a fairly straightforward demonstration of a total lack of self-awareness, how the same people who get the most irked by spam often espouse a fair bit of it themselves. On this particular day, though, someone took it a step further. To be fair, the… Continue reading Dumb With A Capital Duh
I've started work on another entry about the notion of refusing to hear certain arguments or suggestions, not because of deliberate ignorance, but simply to avoid wars of attrition (that is, it's a bad argument the first time you've heard it, so why would the hundredth time be any different?). By coincidence, I get a… Continue reading Virtual Insanity
If you want to discuss privilege and inequality when it comes to employment, healthcare, education, and security, I will gladly hear you out. In fact, I'd be the choir to your preacher. I'm fully in agreement these massive gaps in income or standards of living across the world as well as our own backyards are… Continue reading Privilege and the Pirate
This is only tangentially linked to the previous two entries. In fact, it's almost an afterthought. It's something I've been thinking about a for a long time and especially recently with all this discussion about the "illusion" of a meritocracy. When Trey Parker and Matt Stone created The Spirit of Christmas, they did not put… Continue reading Heart Work (Aorta)
My entry about Fortran Caliber came alongside a similar post from another user, this time about the marketing angle of YouTube as understood by people who know nothing about marketing, or learned it from Tom Arnold. That last part isn't fair, and I'm sorry, Tom. This all carries on from what I said before about… Continue reading Heart Work (Right Chamber)
I hate the phrase "1% Inspiration/99% Perspiration." I understand it, and I don't disagree with it in principle, but too many people assign the wrong values to its numbers. As a wise one once said, "Numbers don't lie. People do." Think about it. What exactly do those percentages represent? Are they time spent on a… Continue reading Heart Work (Left Chamber)
WHATCHAGONNA DO,WHATCHAGONNA DO, OH WHATCHAGONNA DO WHEN THEY TOO DUMB TO DOTHEIR JOBS, THEIR JOBS!? I'll spare you the screenshots of the discussion that led to this. It hardly matters; too many people think Kyle Rittenhouse had no reason to raise suspicions in the officers called to the scene with reports of shots being fired.
Have I ever mentioned that Rashomon is one of my all-time favorite movies? I adore the storytelling device of multiple perspectives, even when its done for laughs like that episode of 21 Jump Street that was more or less my introduction to the very concept years before I actually saw the Kurosawa film. My sociology… Continue reading Split-Second Guess
Probably going to get banned from Quora for this one. I don't care anymore.