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At the Goodwill checkout with a LP, the cashier tells me, "no returns on records." I look at her and say, 

"So, all sales are vinyl?"

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a minute to say "fuck you" to single page applications that turn fast computers into ewaste

“I’m going to create a YouTube channel called ‘Soul Cycle but with Large Crowbars’. We’ll be rich.”

“Now I understand why you think I’ll make a lot of money writing a book.”

Yo mama is so fat her blue jeans employ a consensus protocol

Modern politics is the art (not science) of collective action because the exercise of power fundamentally changes the statistics of the population subject to it.

Conservatives harness the power of “regression to the mean”. Progressives collect and repurpose variation in order to move the median. Representing the mode(s) is the job of all ideologies, which, for the above reasons, is a never ending task.

New favorite quote 

But man, proud man,
Drest in a little brief authority,
Most ignorant of what he’s most assured,
His glassy essence, like an angry ape,
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven
As make the angels weep.

— William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

I mean... “glassy essence”. Holy shit.

‪Online community moderation is a problem that strikes me as parallel to journalistic fact-checking, but because of the very different historical trajectories (and age) of the problems, it’s not very obvious that this is so.

Shakespeare, Charles Peirce 

“But man, proud man,
Dress'd in a little brief authority,
Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd—
His glassy essence—like an angry ape
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven
As makes the angels weep; who, with our spleens,
Would all themselves laugh mortal.”
~ Shakespeare

Found while researching the origin of the phrase “glassy essence” as used by philosopher Charles Peirce.

‪“That... was a bit too weird for me. By the thinnest of margins, though, because of how weird normal-weird is for me.”‬

“What’s his name?”
“Walnut McSatchel, but we call him Nutsack for short.”

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ALERT: your computer has one (1) virus, and it’s You,

Listening to Alastair MacIntyre’s “After Virtue” on audiobook while reading an article about Avital Ronell. There was a “pop” then by a snapping sensation in my brain. I think I’m a Thomist now.

chronicle.com/article/I-Worked

Today I taught my daughter the difference between signifier and signified using the example of “butt dial” vs. “booty call”. I gotta say, it was a good day.

MBA programs should consist of nothing but case studies, statistical analysis, moral philosophy, and (not just business) ethics.

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“What?”
“Oh, nothing, I’m just thinking with my eyes.”

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nunchucks should be the only legal weapon because you can't master them until you've learned to forgive yourself

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Move over, Melville, Austen, and Kafka—this is the greatest opening line of all time.

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