Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Best Books I Read in 2015

..actually, since the last time I did a “best books I read” so this will include some books I read in late 2014. Once again, none of these books were published this year, so it doesn’t really matter. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Should translations of rhymed poems be rhymed?

Yes.

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2015 in Review: Quotes Part 2

Continuing with quoting stuff “If you’ve never missed a flight, you’re spending too much time in airports” —Umesh Vazirani “The reason the President will put the military on alert, but not, say, put banana plantations on alert, is that in … Continue reading

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2015 in Review: Quotes Part 1

Like 2013 and 2014, 2015 was a year where I wrote some stuff down. Some of that stuff was quotes that I liked, which I now gather here. “Eli: Just so I’m aware, did Leon Trotsky make a laughingstock of his … Continue reading

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Morrissey, Explained

Everyone knows and loves musical genius Morrissey, former singer of seminal English band The Smiths. But what animates him, what does he care about? Few of us know, because his lyrics are often so cryptic and vague. For instance, fellow … Continue reading

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How should Canada vote?

—Uhh, Zolltan, I hate to break it to you, but you’re a little late with this one —No, actually, I’m early So we had an election recently in Canada. The Liberals and Trudeau made a bunch of promises on how, if … Continue reading

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Guns guns guns

…some are good, some are bad… An odd result of American culture war is that the people calling for tighter security measures in the aftermath of Islamist terrorist attacks and the people calling for tighter security measures in the aftermath of mass shootings … Continue reading

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