The first ten on today’s playlist:
Probably worth pointing out that another financial collapse will conclusively kill history as an academic discipline.
As in, mass layoffs of tenured faculty and shuttering of departments. https://t.co/HdduyT1z8f
— David Austin Walsh (@DavidAstinWalsh) October 1, 2022
There’s a reason history (and the humanities in general) is being annihilated — and it doesn’t have anything to do with the oft-repeated “wisdom” that STEM is the MOST IMPORTANTEST THING EVAR that you hear the STEM types shouting about left and right. That’s just their clueless arrogance.
If you have people trained in the humanities, they can think broadly about relevant issues and actually have some basis for understanding the evolution and possible direction of society. These people are better at resisting propaganda and other control mechanisms. No one in power wants that, so history and the humanities must go by any means necessary.
Houses are like tattoos: 99.9% of them in any price range are just terrible and should never have been put into the world. It is pretty absurd that a $5 million house is just a more expensive piece-of-crap version of a $500,000 house. But that’s the way we do things in this country.
This is a preview of what de-growther nonsense will do the world economy and to everyday people, while not even helping with emissions or climate change. Germany shouldn’t have phased out all those nukes, along with many other bad decisions. A self-own in many ways but still a tragedy.
One of the two times I’ve ever been approached by a woman in public was at UNC Chapel Hill in the late 1990s, which was already 60%+ women. The sex ratio was so skewed there that women were forced to act like men if they wanted any attention at all.
The few women that I knew there (or around there) mentioned how much it sucked. And yes, it sure does. When women actually get treated like men (despite what feminists say), 99% of them do not fucking like it much. And that’s because it’s terrible.
Why do no frying pans these days come with lids? I always want a lid and it’s nearly impossible to find these days.
Y’all £79 in 1985 is £218 at 2022 prices. I… https://t.co/3yEWOiPP7Z
— MARCUS. 🇧🇧🏳️🌈 (@marcusjdl) September 30, 2022
The mortgage on my grandparent’s house in the late 1970s was $450 a month in today’s dollars — and it was a really nice house. It looked much like this (don’t have an actual photo):
I don’t think people realize or remember how very cheap housing used to be, even when accounting for inflation.
Anyone who thinks the US sabotaged the Nordstream pipelines is a damn fool. How does that make any sense at all? (It was Russia.)