Holy shit. She burned the fucking house down with all the centrists inside. I love it.
Yes. I wonder often how I’d be different if I hadn’t grown up in rural North Florida. Probably would be, but the counterfactual is impossible to know.
I want to make a parody version of Billie Eilish’s “You Should See Me In a Crown” called “You Should See Me Fight a Clown.”
At my previous job, where I was not a C-level, I often had 8 hours of meetings scheduled a day. Nightmare. People would try to schedule meetings during my lunch and would get angry when I declined them.
They’d say, “Well, it was the only free time on your calendar!” Yeah, there’s a reason for that.
The good thing about if I ever became a billionaire is that I’m already as big a jerk as I’m ever going to be. It wouldn’t change me much. I’d probably just give away a lot of the money, not fake give it away like a lot of billionaires do.
People would still get angry at me, though, because I’d do an expedition to Mars just so I could put a pull-up bar on Hellas Planitia. And when people asked me, “Mike, why’d you put a pull-up bar on Mars?” I’d say, “DUH, so I could do a pull-up on Mars, what are you, some kind of dumbass?”
Well, you see what I mean.
Turns out all those crazy things (and more) were true. Occam’s Razor is only useful if you don’t know anything else. Complexity is unavoidable when it matches actual features of the universe.
Intellectuals tend to want to make things more complicated than they must be because it excludes others and keeps the barriers to entry high. Sometimes, the world is complex. That is unavoidable. But a lot of what you see is artificially convoluted; this is unnecessary and is about protecting existing power and is designed for gatekeeping.
Agreed. You’d have to quadruple my salary (and I don’t make a small salary) for me to even considering doing that job. It’s just too hard.
And then I still would not do it.
Insect Fat Is Now An Ingredient In Baked Goods.
Wow, this propaganda push is really ramping up now. Seeing it everywhere. I wonder what’s the money behind it? Has to be a lot of it.
This is a real-life example of the Baudrillardian simulation replacing the real, obliterating it completely.
The woman had likely never smelled a real lemon (even if she had seen them in grocery stores), but had only experienced lemon-scented products. Thus, “lemon” to her was not connected to anything other than itself. It did not exist apart from its product associations and their scents.
I see examples of this fairly often, but this is pretty egregious one.