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i only feel this appalling sadness

Posted by vlorbik on August 21, 2012

bukowski on censorship.

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tails should not wag dogs & books should not read humans

Posted by vlorbik on August 5, 2012

i quit facebook. it was surprisingly easy.

(so far… there’ll be withdrawal symptoms,
you bet. but, e.g., quitting AOL reduced me
to a complete loss of cool [screaming at
innocent telephone boiler-room wageslaves
and whatnot; by contrast, there was very
little of the “tell me everything about
yourself that might help somebody sell
you something, or no dice” obstacle-course
stuff one has learned to take for granted].
make no mistake, for me it *is* an addiction
… or something so close that mere simile
[“it’s *like* an addiction”] feels like a lie.
for example, just as pounding down beer
and whiskey typically has a short-term effect
of gladness-to-be-alive and confidence-in-my-
-own-interestingness for a few hours,
followed by considerable wishing-*not*-
-to-alive and embarrassment-at-existing-
-at-all, so too does facebook participation
tend to instill in me a certain short-term
feeling of being connected to loved ones
and other interesting people… at the cost
of feeling *even more* lonely and *dis*connected
when the effect [soon] wears off. anyhow, fuck it.)

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learned folly

Posted by vlorbik on February 3, 2012

shalizi on the elsevier boycott.

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and the last fight let us face

Posted by vlorbik on August 9, 2011

hyperreality at “recall kasich” rally.

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no good deed unpunished

Posted by vlorbik on April 3, 2011

outside the box (jay parkinson MD).

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see why, eh?

Posted by vlorbik on April 2, 2011

bill cronon, scholar and citizen.

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spotted at sue v’s

Posted by vlorbik on May 7, 2010

doug borderland noon on the story of bottled water (annie leonard).

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please don’t mention april first

Posted by vlorbik on April 2, 2010

you know my methods watson:
british court rules for science.

ooey-pooey org’ers virtual ink link.

reflective educator on newsweek propaganda piece.

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never get outta the boat

Posted by vlorbik on March 21, 2010

Liberalism since the 1950s has been defined in considerable part by a commitment to technocratic administration and the vigorous rejection of populist appeals and of progressivism (the progressivism of 1920-1940). It’s very anti-popular, and I didn’t know that until a few years ago, when I was astonished by the things I was hearing people saying. I blame Hofstadter, Schlesinger Jr., Daniel Bell, and the early Galbraith. Since 1968 this has crippled the Democrats; they refuse to make a populist appeal, in part because they’re too corrupt to do so plausibly, but beyond that too.

John Emerson in a comment on his own post (“charlie brown is charlie brown”).

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what am *i* gonna do with it?

Posted by vlorbik on February 7, 2010

the zero rupee note.

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