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QotD: Pixar edition

Eve Tushnet on Inside Out:

I led a charmed life as a child, and I had accumulated more Dostoyevskyan angst by age six than this kid seems to harbor at twice that. 26 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

My grandfather was an optometrist too

One of the themes of my reading in recent times has been a more deliberate effort to fill in some classic sci-fi gaps. And one of the most classic is E.E. 493 more words

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A curious thing

Yours truly logged into WordPress today to find that the usual blue banner at the top of his Reader had undergone a colourful change:

This puzzled me for a moment, until I read the news and realized what this was obviously about: the staff of WordPress are attempting to show enthusiasm for their favourite My Little Pony character, Rainbow Dash.

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Jurassic Park/World

(Spoilers for both films, etc. etc.)

Jurassic Park isn’t the best movie in the world. It likely isn’t even the best thing that Stephen Spielberg has directed. 1,379 more words

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Haute couture

Are you a woman who watches My Little Pony? Are you tired of those geeky t-shirts? Want something a little more classy to wear? Well, you’re in luck: thanks to the efforts of UK fashion designer… 19 more words

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Is pop music bad for you?

I’ve been reading Roger Scruton’s book, The Soul of the World, which philosophically takes aim at reductionist accounts of human nature – stuff like attempts to explain human action entirely in the terms of neuroscience, Darwinian evolution, etc. 1,042 more words

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My long, rambling posts on Final Fantasy IX turned out to be more popular than I expected. It turns out that there is indeed an audience which appreciates splicing the cosmological argument alongside discussions of game mechanics. 82 more words

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