I got that disease where you wake up in strange places drunk.– King of the Hill, “No Bobby Left Behind”
Behold the mind of the American journalist: Marcus — last seen in this space...– Glenn Greenwald That last line killed me.
I like how one of the first things I look up in any language is how to curse. My inner child loves knowing how to say shit in Arabic. That’s probably the word I use the most in English, so I need to know that.
Embedded Reporters at Occupy LA Can't Tweet or Use... →
Embedded media won’t even be able to use their cellphones during the raid. Karen Rayner at LAPD media relations says, “I think I heard somebody say they weren’t allowed to use their cellphones or Tweet or anything like that.” And KNX news radio confirms to the LA Weekly that their reporter at the scene has been “embargoed” from leaking information until the...
Censorship Warning: LAPD Handpicks Media to Cover... →
The LAPD announced a media pool for Occupy L.A. coverage on Monday as Solidarity Park slowly dismantles and awaits a possible police raid. Occupy L.A.’s website links to a blog post, “LAPD Made Sure The Whole World Ain’t Watching,” by journalist Ruth Fowler on the sore subject of law enforcement censoring media coverage. In the blog, Fowler includes two tweets sent out...
But of course, anarchists are collectivists. Capitalism is the one system that...– Ayn Rand OH GOD SHE ACTUALLY SAID SOMETHING CORRECT (via spacebaw) Anarcho-Capitalism: too stupid for Ayn Rand (via akagoldfish)
daisysnotebook replied to your post: I could read the works of Edward Said all day…. I just bought Orientalism. I’ll read it in a month or two; new books usually sit on my shelves for years. Not even kidding. Oh me too. Some day I ‘ll get around to actually finishing Postwar by Tony Judt. It sits there and judges me all day.
deerlyawake replied to your post: I could read the works of Edward Said all day…. hey! which of his books would you recommend for my first read, of his writings? i am so excited to read a book of his over the xmas break. :) Orientalism. It’s a tough read in parts, but it is a fundamental text.
I could read the works of Edward Said all day. That man was amazing. He could had a fierce wit that reminds me of Norman Finkelstein, but more focused and less bitter.
Game of War
shitmystudentswrite: The Korean War was a battle between North and South Vietnam. They were fighting over who would contain the other in a mad game of Dominoes.
Is it MY fault that this is happening?
sonofapritch: Supposed to be an argumentative, academic paper. Get a paper where half of it is summarizing the movie I Robot starring Will Smith, including an exhortation to “stop reading and go watch the movie.” If any of you out there wonder why your TAs act like they don’t care, this right here is why.
spacebaw: usualchatter: spacebaw: maturity should be judged by the age at which you realized Ayn Rand is the embodiment of all the evils of humanity Except she’s not. She’s just another person with another opinion. ...
A Reader’s Guide to Andrew Sullivan’s Defense of... →
Oh, dear. America’s favorite stoner blogger, Andrew Sullivan, is worried that “p.c. egalitarianism” has “strangled” “the study of intelligence.” But what does that mean? Let us help you translate! A million years ago, when the internet was just a gleam in Tina Brown’s eye, Andrew Sullivan edited The New Republic, which was a Serious Magazine...
There’s a guy in this coffee shop reading Atlas Shrugged. I remember turning 18 and thinking I was a rebel for drinking coffee and reading Ayn Rand. Douche.
Egypt imports 21 tons of tear gas from the US,... →
The arrival of 7 and half tons of tear gas to Egypt’s Suez port created conflict after the responsible officials at the port refused to sign and accept it for fear it would be used to crackdown on Egyptian protesters. Local news sites published documents regarding the shipment shows that the cargo that arrived in 479 barrels from the United States was scheduled to be delivered to the...
Is The iPhone’s Siri Misleading Women Who Need... →
“What may I help you with?” So begins Siri — the unique voice-activated assistant of the iPhone 4s that promises to deliver accurate and tailored answers for your every need. Unless you’re a woman in search of health services like birth control, emergency contraception, abortion, or even mammogram tests. Then the interactive search wizard draws a blank. Interesting. I imagine some more...
England knows Egypt; Egypt is what England knows; England knows that Egypt...– Edward Said destroying the British logic of imperialism This is the exact same logic applied by the US in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In other words, it’s simply a given that war with all of these Muslim countries,...– Glenn Greenwald, The secrecy-loving mind of the U.S. journalist
This opening from the pro-Afghan-War NYT Editors is meant to provide balance and...– Glenn Greenwald, The Victims the NYT Editors Forgot
Porn isn't the problem, it's capitalism
akagoldfish: A day or two ago, I wrote a critique of a post by stfufauxminists in which she explicates why the “pro-porn” position held by many feminists in tumblr is inadequate at addressing the exploitation and misogyny which exists in the porn industry. While I was basically in agreement with her argument, it unfortunately did not go far enough, stopping short of making a more salient...
If Congress’s approval drops any lower, they’re in danger of being erased by the margin of error. That would be amazing.
I Want to Teach a Class Dressed Like Tom Wolfe
I predict it will be at least one week before any students call me out on it.
Oh yeah, remember when Thomas Friedman included...
mohandasgandhi: When you cannot find a single garden in your city, but there is a mosque on every corner — you know that you are in an Arab country. When you see people living in the past with all the trappings of modernity — do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country. When religion has control over science — you can be sure that you are in an Arab country. When clerics are referred to...
Writing my novel, listening to MGMT, and checking Tumblr. Hipster credentials established.
liberal-linguaphile replied to your post: liberal-linguaphile replied to your link: Arabic… Not complaining! But, can I be nosy and ask why the language related posts? Is this your field of study? I’m doing my MA in Middle Eastern history, so I’m learning Arabic. Also, I did a lot of linguistics work in my undergraduate days (last year), so I’m still interested in all of...
dagNotes: The only absolute is "Money gets...
dagseoul: The positivists won’t admit that they have a real problem with verifiability. Science has a money problem. Elite private entities have as much if not much more at stake in scientific research, as an industry, than do public entities conducting similar research. We have a competitive scientific market, and several forms of competition exist for a finite amount of funding resources. ...
liberal-linguaphile replied to your link: Arabic Language Resources You had posted something like this before, no? I think it was a Romance language, though. Also, I might totally imagined that… Yeah, I think I did. I think it was to one of the vocab lists. Oh well, it won’t be the first or last time I’ve reposted something.
Arabic Language Resources →
I don’t know if anyone who follows me is studying Arabic, but in case you are, here’s a great resource. Vocab lists with MSA and Egyptian, grammar, lots of links, etc. If you want more resources, send me an ask and I’ll compile a list (which is probably something I should do anyways.)
NBA Deal Reached - Games Start Christmas →
On a frantic Black Friday in Midtown Manhattan, the biggest deal was consummated in a law office tucked between FAO Schwartz and the Apple Store. With a few handshakes, and surely a few sighs, the N.B.A. and its players resolved a crippling labor dispute, paving the way to reopen their $4 billion-a-year business in time for the holidays. Resolution came on the 148th day of the lockout, at the...
metonymia: i have this theory
paxamericana replied to your post: White Collar has these weird scenes that were… God, you watch the worst TV. I’m not watching The Wire just to piss you off.
White Collar has these weird scenes that were obviously filmed in front of a green scene but then a horribly fake background was edited in. This is a major TV show with a budget. Can they not film on location? It’s always Peter and his wife too. /drunkramblings
iggyjack replied to your post: I’ve been watching White Collar over my… I stopped watching after I came to the realization that those were petty crimes in terms of what we see in real life. According to the show, people love stealing art. I’m not so sure that’s accurate.
I’ve been watching White Collar over my Thanksgiving break. I’ve learned two thing: I need to dress better and crime pays.
So I did some research into the Florence & The...
Wow, it’s like a mini-lesson in white privilege. Seriously, reading the justifications her fans threw out for racist videos was like reading the rantings of petulant little children who have never been denied anything in their lives. “She really appreciates the culture, so it’s okay for her to do this!” etc. And of course, the ever-present “Well, people are just too...
The problem with the IAEA report on Iran's nuclear... →
mohandasgandhi: The Times reported, in its lead story the day after the report came out, that I.A.E.A. investigators “have amassed a trove of new evidence that, they say, makes a ‘credible’ case” that Iran may be carrying out nuclear-weapons activities. The newspaper quoted a Western diplomat as declaring that “the level of detail is unbelievable…. The report describes virtually all the...
Reblog if you love to write.
thegoddamazon: Whether it be fanfiction, original stories, drabbles, songs, poems, books, or anything that has to do with creative words, then reblog. Let’s gather all the writers of Tumblr together. Reblogging because I love writing that much. :3