between the gaps in memory

I had a poster of this Dominique Appia painting in my college dorm room.  I remember going to the poster shop with the idea in mind that I wanted surrealist posters.  I don’t think I thought very hard about the painting intellectually.  I didn’t know the name of it until just now. The Tower of…

keeping politically incorrect conservatives out of academia is actually important

Conservatives love to write stupid shit about how they’re excluded from academia and how the “real” diversity is “ideological diversity,” defined as inclusion of right-wing stuff.  There’s a very good, politically neutral reason for excluding them:  their scholarship is dishonest and socially pernicious. How much more annoying is the conversation about the Women Are Stupid…

netflix is the enemy of autistic people

Someone mentioned Netflix’s Atypical to me. I don’t have Netflix because it’s incompatible with Linux, which I guess is an Aspie thing to say. I thought I’d watch some clips on YouTube, and I was offended immediately, after clicking one that’s not even about autism! “Are you offended because I called her Mexican, because she…

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