Category: Society

  • Power Dynamics, Academically

    I just remembered that I made a narrated video a couple years ago during grad school that explains the basics of power dynamics within groups according to French and Raven’s important theory. Power dynamics are always worth checking in on I believe because they’re constantly at play in most interactions. Take a look.  

  • Thinking About Free-Market Capitalism

    It’s surprising we haven’t burned it all to the ground already.

  • Maybe Money Isn’t That Bad

    The updated $100 bill design isn’t as bad as some of the shit-talkers are making it out to be.

  • Quote

    Via this article by Fake Steve Jobs (aka Daniel Lyons): “We all know that there’s no fucking way in the world we should have microwave ovens and refrigerators and TV sets and everything else at the prices we’re paying for them. There’s no way we get all this stuff and everything is done fair and…

  • Coolest Thing Ever: Airplanes

    This might be the coolest thing ever: Actually, the coolest thing ever is the BBC miniseries Britain From Above. Especially this:

  • Last Words

    I just came across this quote of Giuseppe Zangara‘s alleged last words as he was lead to the Electric Chair. Not bad. I’ll have to think of something to have handy if I get the chance to deliver some dramatic last words. “Get to hell out of here, you son of a bitch [spoken to…

  • Link: Can the Cars

    Some press on Wired about reducing space allotted to car based transit in major cities. Duh, that makes sense. I’d like to see more of this kind of talk.

  • … and the level after that.

    Taking it to the next level, and the level after that. Only a pretentious, pompous, self-satisfied ego-maniac would ever claim to live life by such a maxim. I certainly make no effort to engage in life so extraordinarily: I seldom even behave as if the notion of passionate engagement had ever even crossed my mind. But that…

  • Black and White Debates?

    How about if the debates were filmed and broadcast in black and white? I was just looking at some photos (here) from the first Presidential debates that made me realize that I really love Obama as a person, even though I still intend to vote for Ralph Nader on principal. Holy Jesus, I hope Obama…

  • @: How to be Creative

    Found a great post: How to be Creative (via Steve Olsen)