Monthly Archives: November 2012

Question Lady Question

The Question Lady writes: When is it OK for somebody to use their iPhone (or any phone) when they’re out with other people?

Posted in Personal reflections | 9 Comments

Animal Hoarding and Disability

Paleo Retiree writes: Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working my way through an Animal Planet “animal hoarders” show on the tube. (Actually on Netflix Instant — haven’t had a cable subscription in years. Why bother with one? The … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Demographics, Personal reflections, Politics and Economics, Television | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Listing Movies: Vintage Martial Arts

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Do you like movie lists as much as I do? They seem to me to be a great way to explore movie history — perhaps even the only way. A fledgling movie buff could do a lot worse … Continue reading

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Reading List on Sci-Tech and Ethics

Fenster writes: What ethical assumptions will need to be written into the programs for driverless cars, and who will make the decisions? Is it moral to print a gun? Is the return of eugenics in some form inevitable?

Posted in Philosophy and Religion, Science, Technology | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Did you REALLY think Greece was on the road to recovery?

epiminondas writes: Well, more fool you.

Posted in Politics and Economics | 3 Comments


Paleo Retiree writes: Does the U.S. even have a conservative tradition? Bettina Arndt (bouncing off of Roy Baumeister and Kathleen Vohs) takes a look at the state of today’s sexual marketplace. Should the British government be more frank about who’s sexually … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Linkathons, Sex | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Are Graduation Important?

Fenster writes: Two schools of thought on the current crisis in higher education. They are not mutually exclusive by any means, but there is a definite tension between the two. On the one hand, we have Bill Gates.  Here is … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Technology | 2 Comments


Fenster writes: Critics just can’t seem to get enough of re-appraising the long form Heaven’s Gate.  In yesterday’s Boston Globe, Ty Burr added to the buzz with his own long form article, the chief benefit of which was that he … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | 9 Comments

Ad o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: What do you suppose honey isn’t doing?  And to whom?  And who is going to do it instead? And is it being done at the time the picture was taken?

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Question Lady Question

What do you think makes for a great bar?

Posted in Personal reflections | 5 Comments