Category Archives: Philosophy and Religion

Quotes Du Jour: On the Intellectual Yet Idiot

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Over here, commenter Gary Jones shared some wisdom for ages: Having a high IQ doesn’t prevent you from being stupid. In fact, it lets you be stupid in ever more complex ways. Amplifying on that, Nassim Taleb writes … Continue reading

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The UR Syllabus of Shitlordery

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Browsing my Facebook feed the past few days, I’ve been astonished at the amount of hysterical, sloppy thinking I’ve seen from many of my otherwise smart friends. How you can see a (likely gay) Muslim man shoot up … Continue reading

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Tim Ferriss on (dot dot dot) Seneca

Fenster writes: Over at a related Facebook page the question of podcasts was being tossed around and the name Tim Ferriss came up.  Now Fenster he is at the point where he has to work hard to avoid knowing about … Continue reading

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Book Notes: Catching Up with Moldbug

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Whenever the topic of Moldbug came up in online discussion, I would confess to friends that I was never able to make it through an entire post. Too long-winded, too arch, too many references that admittedly went right … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Jacques Rivette

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I think we live in a world that happens to be incomprehensible. And you have to try to see that the questions this incomprehensible world poses are [unanswerable]. We know in advance that there are no … Continue reading

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Franklin and Montaigne

Fenster writes: I don’t object to Bastiat being named as a patron saint of UR philosophy, such as it is.  It’s a big tent–not unlimited in size for sure, but capacious enough. Blowhard Esq. previously nominated Montaigne, and that fits … Continue reading

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Peoples is the Cwaziest Monkeys

Fenster writes: Lew Lehr said that monkeys is the cwaziest peoples.  I don’t know monkeys so I don’t know if that is true.  I have been around a lot of humans, though, and I believe that you could fairly put … Continue reading

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