Monthly Archives: November 2017

Make It So

By | November 11, 2017

“Goethe opposed the use of the microscope, since he believed that what cannot be seen with the naked eye should not be seen, and that what is hidden from us is hidden for a purpose. In this, Goethe was a scandal among scientists, whose first, firm, and necessary principle is that if something can be… Read More »

Shame it won’t

By | November 11, 2017

Fuck yes. Our current sex harassment discussion is woefully class-skewed. Too much about actresses and not enough about hotel housekeepers. — Barbara Ehrenreich (@B_Ehrenreich) November 9, 2017 While no one should be sexually harassed or assaulted, and it’s traumatic for anyone, I’d rather spend lot more time defending waitresses, bartenders, hairstylists and housecleanears than rich… Read More »

Party like it’s 1986

By | November 10, 2017

In super-shitty Office 2016’s Word for Windows, I can sometimes type 10 words ahead of what is actually displaying on the screen. It’s like being back in 1986 and connected to a BBS so slow that I could type more quickly than it could echo the input back to me. Ridiculous.

The bashing begins

By | November 10, 2017

Here’s what I mean about undesirable men being bashed as a result of the Harvey Weinstein allegations and fallout. This is one of the many examples in the wild: Your periodic reminder that sexual predators often purposely create an overtly feminist public persona — Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) November 9, 2017 Check out the whole thread.… Read More »

Petty thoughts

By | November 10, 2017

I haven’t written anything about Tom Petty. I like his music well enough and some of his songs quite a lot. But his death struck a little too close to home, literally. He was a North Florida boy like me. His dad thought him effeminate, called him a faggot. Like mine did to me. He… Read More »

InKleined

By | November 9, 2017

A very unappreciated artist, Jess Klein: No reverb on the mic. No backing track. Just her, and better than most people with a full band.

The numbers

By | November 9, 2017

Chevy finally released the 2017 production numbers for my car. With the options mine has, there were only 49 made on the entire planet in model year 2017. There were only 283 in my color ever made, for all years produced. No one cares (and I like it that way), but it’s odd driving a… Read More »

Word Down

By | November 9, 2017

Even when you explicitly set Microsoft Word to French and attempt to type in that language, it sometimes mysteriously reverts back to English in part of the document and then gives you a case of the red squigglies. I am not as good at French orthography as I am at English, so I spent like… Read More »