* Great moments in CFPs: The Journal of Dracula Studies.
* There is nothing wrong with thinking concretely and practically about how we can free ourselves from social institutions that place such confining limits on the kind of society we are able to have. Because of one thing we can be certain: the present system will either be replaced or it will go on forever.
* College graduates are less likely to lose their jobs than workers with less education, but once they do they are actually a bit more likely than others to join the ranks of the long-term unemployed. And workers over 45 are especially likely to spend a long time unemployed.
* 3,863,484: The LEGO sublime.
* You don’t understand hipster post-irony, dad! But it’s true: I don’t understand what Fred Armisen is doing.
* Contact with the market can be hazardous to usability; nationalize Twitter.
* “Americans are apparently less skeptical of astrology than they have been at any time since 1983,” proclaims the most depressing lede of all time.
* The sheep look up: The Sixth Mass Extinction Event. The Sixth Mass Extinction Event. 105 Winter Olympians Call for Climate Action. Another water disaster in West Virginia. The Fossil Fuel Industry Just Had a Really, Really Bad Day.
* Change we can believe in: Why Dragonlance should be the next fantasy film franchise.
* Duke’s Own™ Mitch Fraas in the New York Times, tracking libraries looted by Nazis.
Written by gerrycanavan
February 12, 2014 at 7:00 am
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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