Monday, March 30, 2009

Makin' It Official

It's official blog silence time once again (hard to tell when it's unofficial, right?). I have two huge papers to do and then finals.

Sorry dudes ;_;

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blind Hand

xkcd, back to being funny (for a day).

I have that dream about an indeterminate English class where I have some sort of written assignment or assignments to do, and about a high school history class that I haven't been attending. Somehow, in my dreams, it makes perfect sense that I have a college degree but still have some high school class to complete.

I don't recall having had any such dream about law school classes. Yet.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Google Search of the Day

"Hegel misunderstood Nazism"

I suppose he would, right?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fond Wishes

Not unamazing.
Drawing inspiration from a best-selling Japanese manga adaptation of Das Kapital, Chinese theater producers are planning to bring Marx's masterpiece to the stage.
I won't be happy until Phenomenology of Spirit is recast as a buddy comedy. Fussbudget Master (Dwayne Johnson) is beset by the antics of wisecracking Slave (Nicholas Cage) in this hilarious send-up. Watch out for special cameo by Marx (Verne Troyer in an enormous fake beard).

Thursday, March 12, 2009


The Israel lobby, at it again.

Given the author of the linked column, could we call this the Dreyfuss Affair? Eh? Nudge nudge?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Horrifying in Hindsight


Judaism is long since a dead religion, and those who at present still bear its colors are actually sitting and mourning beside the undecaying mummy and weeping over its demise and its sad legacy.

Sentences like that make it hard to confine criticism to the Nazis.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

On Rush

People are criticizing Rush Limbaugh; other people are responding. Bored yet? Stick with me for another few sentences.

The weirdest aspect of the issue is where the criticism is originating: Obama and his cronies. Because Obama just won handily and strengthened his party's position in Congress to the point that liberalism dominates two branches of government (let's not go down the judiciary rabbit-hole today), it's a strange time to want to crush dissent. The elections appear to have done that for you.

So, are establishment lefties insecure? I don't have the qualifications to evaluate their mental health, but it sure seems bizarre to worry about some guy whose audience is too busy being angry to vote for a credible mainstream candidate. That's exactly what happened last cycle: Rush's audience hated McCain, and McCain lost! Maybe Obama should send a thank-you card instead of evidencing a weird psychological complex.

I had another explanation for it, where Obama is just trying to enforce the Rousseauian general will he thinks he embodies, but it's complicated. And less fun.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Free Speech, You So Craz-ay

Bill of attainder ftl!

I think if you want to sour people on evolution, the best thing to do is to let Richard Dawkins speak. His weak grasp of logic and drawing-room-philosopher scientism are impediments to the widespread acceptance of settled science. Way to go, Dick!


Neat picture.

You can tell it's not the library at Malmo because the books aren't on fire.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Spring Break

It's sort of spring break. Sort of, because it's so designated, although it's not spring and I'm not getting much of a break (the MPRE is on Saturday).

I bought Empire: Total War. Bad news: effectively unplayable on my aging laptop. Good news: Prussia starts out with Leibniz; there's hope for Kant in later turns.

There's something really depressing about having an exam in the middle of the semester in law school.