Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who...– (via dorsu)
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
About 60% through the book. And wow is it a thick book to read. It’s fascinating yet extremely repetitive. Definitely not written like novels that try to keep your attention. Literally every page will have a mix of these words: Oppressors, Oppressed, Praxis, Dialogue, Communication, Comminiques, Dialectic, Reality, Critical, Liberation, and some more. To me it feels like very high level,...
Are Sociology and Economics incompatible?
New York Magazine: Stag Party →
Interesting piece over at New York Magazine about some of the GOP’s problems regarding gender. Take it with a grain of salt though?
The difference between Trayvon Martin and Allen...
dansolomon: This story has been spreading around on conservative blogs and message boards for the past week or so, as the Trayvon Martin story’s gathered momentum. The short version of it is that a 13 year old boy in Kansas City was attacked by two black teenagers, set on fire, and told, “That’s what you get, white boy.” It’s a horrible story and I’ve zero interest in arguing that one is...
It’s really funny (not really) that we’ve reached a point where mega-companies/corporations break regulations and just pay off the fines/penalties because it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the massive profits they got doing whatever criminal or underhanded things they were doing.
With everything that's going on, it seems like a...
White Man Kills a Black Couple with Kids because... →
vivalaevolucion: HAS EVERYONE SEEN THIS? This happened recently. The story goes that this father was playing outside with his kids and went to go talk to this guy(the white man), because he was shooting his guns in the area where they were playing. The white man came over and shot him in the head FOR NO REASON. Did the same thing to the wife WHILE THE KIDS WERE WATCHING. Swear, white people...
Trayvon’s blackness wasn’t something he could hide, so it wouldn’t have mattered...– (via touchofpoetry) While I can’t seem to confirm the source of this quote, it appears legitimate and is largely in line with my understanding of the situation and issue at hand.
monsta: It is important to stay busy, idle hands are the devil’s play things. It is in times of leisure that misery grasps tightest and so man should be made to work, and work to the point of exhaustion. To lead a fulfilled life one has to be pre-occupied even when his peers are resting, the mind grows stagnant only when we allow it to. Leisure leads to reflection, and reflection begets false...
That Scary Moment
When you feel like your heart is skipping a few beats for no apparent reason.
Is going by WAY TOO FAST
Mass Effect 3
Is overall a great game. But it’s colossal hype means that the really silly slip ups are just intolerable. Too bad they already have my money.
Don’t think you can neatly wrap up years long epic sci fi/space opera creative narratives. (Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Mass Effect)