Monthly Archives: April 2009

Just a great movie line

Walter Sobchak: Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.

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Juan Enriquez – a must see lecture

Here is the link. Enriquez studies the intersections of science, business, society, life sciences, and robotics. He founded Harvard Business School’s Life Sciences Project, and reformed Mexico’s economic system. So, a pretty interesting guy. This lecture is on the current … Continue reading

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The university

It is bracing to reflect from time to time on the utter senselessness of the very real institutions we inhabit. Take the university, for instance. The history of the university, as we now know it, is tangled and complicated (see … Continue reading

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Nietzsche book available soon

It has been a learning semester. First, there was that whole thing about awards (embarrassing). Then there was also being promoted to full professor (liberating, in a way; no further promotions to seek). And each of the two classes I … Continue reading

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Ah, Life, you are too funny

You may recall my ambivalence toward getting awards. (If not, see here.) I shamelessly chased after an award this year, and was lucky enough to get it, with the thought that the award would pay $500, and I could have … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the littlest piggy

The last few lines from Billy Collins, “This Little Piggy Went to Market”: By the way, I am completely down with going “Wee wee wee” all the way home, having done that many times and knowing exactly how it feels.

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Rawls, merit, Nz

“The human person, once perceiving that the Revelation of the Word is a condemnation of the self, casts away all thoughts of his own merit . . . . The more he examines his life, the more he looks into … Continue reading

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