Posts Tagged humor

Radiohead and Rupture: A Moon Shaped Pool, and A Doom Shaped (Labor) Pool

The last time Radiohead released a record it was February 2011 and the Wisconsin protests were taking form, the Arab spring was blossoming, and the undercurrents of the Spanish Indignados movement were flowing. Occupy was soon to follow. In that 2011’s King of Limbs used manic beat programming and digital effects to concoct feelings of […]

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Money is not speech, it is an elected person

In reading Dollarocracy by John Nichols and Robert McChesney I was struck by a point that they made that I think should be elaborated on. Before I get to that I want to note that the book is a must-read. It is a stinging indictment of the American political system focusing on the money spent […]

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On Coffee, Parmenides and Anaxagoras: was the “first cause” coffee?

I’m quite particular when it comes to coffee; friends have lovingly, let’s say, referred to it as “snobbish” behavior. My ideal cup is a premium French roast brewed in a single serving stovetop espresso maker, taken black. No other method than this yields the superb balance of smoky cedar and pine wood chips, dark chocolate […]

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The United States-Germany Tie Conspiracy (and how we advance, the goal differential, and the prisoner’s dilemma)

While normally I have no interest in sports, I find something truly compelling about the World Cup. It’s worth noting I never have had an interest in soccer or the Olympics, but for some reason I just find the World Cup massively entertaining, for reasons unknown to me. As if the action on the pitch […]

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Queens of the Stone Age’s “Rated R”, and satire, censorship, and “stoner rock”

Over the Memorial Day weekend I was chatting with friends about favorite albums, and what became apparent to me, though I hadn’t quite realized the degree of it before, is my deep affection for Queens of the Stone Age’s Rated R, which, coincidentally, is celebrating the fourteenth anniversary of its release on June 6th. Though […]

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Stephen Colbert and Soren Kierkegaard, Freedom Through Irony

Big news in the world of political satire this week, folks: the ridiculously funny Stephen Colbert will be leaving the Colbert Report and it’s character, a facsimile of conservative nut-job Bill O’Reilly, to host the Late Show after David Letterman steps down from the throne. I won’t mince words, I don’t care much for the […]

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Coffee and Heidegger (and anxiety, being in the world, and the “they-self”)

The other day at work I was lectured that my caffeine intake is dangerously high, after casually mentioning, during a conversation about everyone being tired, that I was tired even though I had had three cups of coffee and a red bull for breakfast – what they do not realize is that caffeine is necessary […]

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