Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

Somehow, my Wikipedia treasure-trails always lead to…

Monday, June 13th, 2011

On a lovely trip to Nice yesterday, I saw a monument to a mayor of the city from 1928 - 1943 and 1947 - 1965,

Jean Medécin,

who had a son who was also mayor for a long time,

Jacques Medécin

who, unlike his father, was fond of


the French political ideology which espouses national independence, including the

Force de frappe,

the tactical and strategic framework for

France's weapons of mass destruction,

which were mostly tested in her colonies and had some costly accidents including the

Beryl incident,

when some soldiers and officials were exposed to radiation, including another Gaullist,

Gaston Paleweski,

long-time lover of English novelist Nancy Mitford, one of the

Mitford sisters,

another of whom married

Oswald Mosley

a notable British proponent of


The digital revolution!!! will be taxed.

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

I guess knowledge in digital format is less worthy than that on dead trees, or children's shoes.

A lot left to learn

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Bold for done, underline for in-progress, italic for not started.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.

Robert A. Heinlein, 1973

We be side-huggin’, every day and night

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

"Gimme that Christian side-hug, that Christian side-hug, I'm a rough rider, filled up with Christ's love, gimme that Christian side-hug..."

Cultural appropriation by evangelical Christian fundamentalists has gone too far, again.

YouTube quotes include:

DangerCampbell: FO SHO!!!!!!!!!! lol Chris and Tim TOTALLY pull off this look!
kaysee: I was siting with my youth group in the back. lol Friday really was a great night. but hard! I started crying and went to the front!
BlueGreen540494: omigosh sooo true! haha whenever me and my christian friends see eachother we do the side hug!!!

"When I hug people, I leave room for the Holy Spirit"

The world's largest side-hug?

The world's largest side-hug?

You know, suddenly rappers talking about "big-screen TVs, blunts, 40s and bitches" don't seem so bad. I think I'm going to listen to Biggie's "Nasty Girl" now.