6/26/16 at 8:17pm
Posts by erictheobscure
6/26/16 at 12:56pm
In today's installment, our dimwit protagonist attempts the crudest sort of Marxist analysis--not just reducing everything to economic realities in the last instance, but actually denying patent facts (i.e., a jingoistic slogan isn't patriotic! Patriotism can't be patriotism if there's an opposition to the government!) to make everything a claim about economic realities. Nice try, dimwit protagonist! This is better than your usual efforts! Pretty soon you might start...
6/26/16 at 12:47pm
^ hey, I think fuuma reposted this from my colleague who is mysteriously Facebook friends with fuuma in some sort of Montreal alliance. In any case, I'll just cut-and-paste my response to this article on that colleague's Facebook wall: I think what needs to be explained further is the relationship between the actual "elites" (i.e., upper-echelon corporate and political leaders) and groups that don't necessarily grab the same share of the money but reap a more diffuse set...
6/25/16 at 4:33pm
Magpies was disappointing. Girlfriend got the honey yuzu (a little mild on the yuzu flavor), which was better than my strawberry rhubarb (mostly just acidic). We agreed that we both preferred something cheap like the cones at Chik-fil-A. The only consolation was standing in line in front of a B list celebrity.
6/25/16 at 4:31pm
6/24/16 at 6:39pm
I think that'd be fine.My original improper example would be fine if the use of the word "is" (in "Pork roll is Philly") were literally true rather than meaning something like "Pork roll exemplifies something about Philly." I guess your example skirts around that by applying the phrase "[a]nything Philly," which is shorthand for "anything that comes from Philly in such a way that it captures something essential about that city." [[SPOILER]]
6/24/16 at 5:28pm
proper syllogism: pork roll is (in spirit if not in fact) from philly all things from philly are vile pork roll is vile improper but superior syllogism: pork roll is philly pork roll is vile and only barely tolerable when drunk philly is vile and only barely tolerable when drunk disclaimer: i have never had alimentary relations with that pork roll
6/24/16 at 1:43pm
6/24/16 at 12:14pm
6/24/16 at 12:06pm
To be fair, my work has been much more focused on one of those other famous dead white assholes, but Shakespeare pays the bills.The bigger point: my first gig was at a university system that had gone through a disastrous experiment with an open-admissions policy. Obviously, there's a balance of keeping academic standards up and promoting social good by allowing underrepresented students to get a shot at educational & career advancement. The foment in the late 60s that you...