Kahomono - Still Lucky After All These Years

Random musings on whatever catches my attention that day

David F

Nerdview

Nerdview is messaging that fails to┬ácommunicate because it's written such that it's only useful if you already know the subject inside & out. This is more than just jargon. Nerdview is when your frame of reference is completely embedded in the intricacies of the field…

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Identity Dog Whistles

Dog whistles indeed. Click through and gather some good advice about how to recognize and avoid the rhetorical traps laid by these smarmy phrases. "Identity politics", "liberal elites", and an enduring fave, "politically correct." The last one is generally deployed as air-cover for straight-up racism.

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David F

Perspective

Pumpkin supporters are something of a puzzle until you consider that they have come for the racism and xenophobia, and they literally do not care about what else is in the package. Or about other people, which is the point. When evangelical churches continue to…

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David F

Everything Must Go

Will Ferrell's unfunniest movie, maybe also his best. Very serious, in fact. Watch Will bounce off rock-bottom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZC-s2oNLT0 It's on HBO now, which means you can see it in the app if you have that. Or on Amazon Prime.

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