thefall2Government ruins everything.

Maybe I ought not be so critical of the police.

You know, if some people spent as much time, energy, and ingenuity earnin’ as they do scammin’ and thievin’, they’d be in a lot better shape.

You do your think, Creepy Clown.

Here’s an interesting look inside at Facebook’s thought processes in confronting clickbait.

thefallStudent protests may be hitting their university bank accounts, as alumni donors feel alienated.

Wight ghettos are the worst.

It’s raining bibles in Daeshian Iraq.

Wow, this Damon Linker piece on Angela Merkel is just brutal.

This reminds me of our dog Lisby, wanting nothing to do with my wife when she was pregnant with Lain but not responding to when she was pregnant with Marvin.

Well, babies certainly are manipulative. Starting before they are born.

gatorhonorsHillary Clinton doesn’t sweat. That seems like a design error, though, because sweating is actually really important.

It looks like it’s finally starting to happen. The groundwork is being laid for superhero and supervillain origins.

It may have been critical humanity’s advance and a pillar to civilization, but I’m sorry to tell you that fire is problematic.

This really was a weird thing. I commented on it a while back. I do feel sorry for those parents whose kids actually do say precocious things, because a lot of people probably don’t believe them.

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  1. A propos using children to make statements, a very early example is Hans Christian Anderson’s “Emperor’s New Clothes.”

    • trumwill says:

      This is true, and perhaps a subconscious origin for it.

    • Oscar Gordon says:

      If a parent is broadcasting their child’s comments on current political issues, and that child is not fully into their teens or beyond, then I marvel less at the insight of the child, and more at the cruelty of the parent who allows/makes the child watch news media.

      Seriously, turn some Nick Jr on the TV and watch the news on your phone.

      • fillyjonk says:

        And also, said parent, if they use the child’s full name? Never may fully realize what kind of agony they are setting their kid up for in the future. What if he or she decides to run for office? Or goes to work for one of those obsessive employers who checks up on EVERYTHING?

        The first big “scary” news story I remember happened when I was 10 (the Jonestown massacre). I have younger friends who are aghast my parents would “insulate” me from the world like that. Frankly, I’m happy they did, and wish they had for longer.

        • Oscar Gordon says:

          For me it was the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut (I was 9).

          Back then, my parents concern was whether or not I could understand what was being reported on and place it into the larger context (we talked about the event).

          These days, as Bug gets older, I worry not only about his ability to understand, but also his ability to parse out media hyperbole & inflammatory rhetoric, something that too many adults fail to do.

        • This wasn’t an actual event, but for me it was the made for tv movie “The Day After.” My mom wouldn’t let me watch it (I must’ve been 9 or so). Years later, in the early 2000s, I finally rented it. She was right not to let me see it.

  2. Brandon Berg says:

    Is “poor Wight trash” a thing yet?

  3. Oscar Gordon says:

    Love the bit about Alumni funding.

    • Oscar Gordon says:

      Seriously love it. Like, about damn time someone starts bringing some pain to the academy, they’ve been getting a bit out of hand these days.

  4. Michael Drew says:

    She’s going over.

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