Monthly Archives: September 2013

Over-educated, Over-promised, Over-priced

epiminondas writes: It is becoming increasingly evident that we are putting the cart before the horse.  We have great colleges BECAUSE we’re wealthy…not the other way around.

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Etymology of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: We’ve talked about polysemy several times, the phenomenon of one word having several meanings, some of which eventually come to overlap. An example is the word uncouth, the history of which we can chart with information from the … Continue reading

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No Police Department Should Be Without One

epiminondas writes: With this, they will take your warrants seriously. Or fall down laughing.

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Paleo Retiree writes: Christine Franck explores Rocky Mountain classicism. Don’t miss her Flickr photoset. Once again, Japan leads the way. Roy Baumeister argues that we do indeed have free will. JayMan disagrees. Starchitect Santiago Calatrava makes buildings that are overexpensive … Continue reading

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Partner Training

Paleo Retiree writes: Jezebel blogger jeers at Reddit Red Pill guys for discussing how to “train” a girlfriend. Safe to assume that her next blogpost will denounce this current trend? Related More. What is the Red Pill? Some excellent how-to-snag-a-man … Continue reading

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“The Canyons” (2013)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I finally got around to checking out this crowdsourced collaboration written by Bret Easton Ellis, directed by Paul Schrader, and featuring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen. Lohan and Deen play dissolute, fringe Hollywood types engaged in various sexual … Continue reading

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Amusingly cantankerous interview with the guys from Steely Dan. The older I get, the more I like Steely Dan. Why is that? (H/T Sax von Stroheim) Smart and hilarious deconstruction of the ethnic subtext of “The … Continue reading

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’40s Plymouth

Paleo Retiree writes: One of the joys of life in California is the presence of lots more well-kept old cars than you’ll see elsewhere in the country. As far as I can tell, two factors account for this: 1) What … Continue reading

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Netflix Algorithms

Fenster writes: Followed by New Girl no less.

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Booby Prize

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: What’s the deal with women who have huge knockers getting boob jobs? I don’t mean lifts or reductions; I mean surgery to make their already giant boobs even gianter. Case in point: legendary nude model Veronika … Continue reading

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