Implied Dissent

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Is this passive aggressive?

Or aggressively passive? Either way, nice.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I don't know why this entertains me, but it does. Inspired by Kottke, here are my 2009 cities, in the order I stayed there, only counting the first trip if there was more than one. Boston counts from when I lived in NYC, and vice versa, and Durham isn't a city so it doesn't count.

Washington DC
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Some things are, and some things are not

I loved this piece in Esquire trying to show all that Obama has accomplished. About 90% of the things listed fit into at least one of these categories:
A) Haven't happened yet (a push for something isn't an accomplishment)
B) Are bad (increased drone attacks are good?)
C) Are overstated (banning torture by the US is good, but the vast majority of the problem comes from rendition based torture)
D) Aren't accomplishments (if appointing someone to a vacancy on the Supreme Court is an accomplishment for a President, then so is selecting a running mate, and so is me making breakfast)

I agree that some of the complaints against Obama are weak sauce. That some of the things he's trying to do take time, so complaining that they aren't done yet is silly. However, blind faith support of the man doesn't help us.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Some pretty amazing animation that was turned by the Family Learning Channel (NSFL). Also, some snowmen inspired by this.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009


- It's a trap! I mean, it's a frap!

- How not to ace psychology (hint, don't take a hint).

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Give them what they really want

Nay, what they really need. Perhaps NSFW, if your work is sucky about this stuff.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Bigger than Twitter

I wish I had a pithy line to put an exclamation point on this, but I don't. Read it.

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Note to self

Don't try to walk from the source of the Amazon to its mouth.