Gerry Canavan

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Wednesday

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Three More

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* Stupid people saying stupid things: Glenn Beck explains how excessive government regulation created slavery, while Jim DeMint argues that sexually active single women (and homosexuals) should be banned from teaching in public schools. In 2010.

* The Scope-Severity Paradox is the cognitive bias that explains why our empathy doesn’t work: we feel worse for smaller numbers of victims than for larger numbers. Via MetaFilter.

* And Zack Snyder will screw up Superman next.

Questions No One Should Ask Until I Have Tenure

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September 1, 2010 at 10:38 am

Sunday Night

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* On the strength of “Plastic Bag” and “Play,” it’s clear that Futurestates is the Twilight Zone of March 2010. Looking forward to having time to watch the rest.

* Indiana Threatened By Giant Poop Bubbles. Stay safe, Hoosiers.

* The most depressing thing you’ll read tonight: A Harvard undergraduate is sick and tired of all this useless diversity. Americans of color have undoubtedly done some things of note, but their “encounters” and “experiences” are not of paramount importance to a university education. The ethnic studies movement is motivated by an attempt to direct more attention to a topic that deserves no more attention than it already gets, and probably a good deal less. Other similarly useless departments, like Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality serve similar purposes—no one would deny that Macbeth’s wife is an interesting study in the construction of femininity, but such occasional instances of relevance do not justify an entire academic field.

* Game of the night: Splitter.

* And there’s nothing that can go wrong with you that Tetris can’t cure.

Another Reason to Be Depressed

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Dolphins hate us.

British researchers believe that human interaction with dolphins is akin to harassment, preventing them from resting, feeding or nurturing their young.

They found that swimming very close to the bottlenose dolphins and trying to touch them was incredibly stressful to the animals.

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March 17, 2010 at 9:56 am

Dollhouse Canceled

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Dollhouse canceled.

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November 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm

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Sounds Like Great Television

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Fox is reportedly developing an “epic Western with a sci-fi twist.” Sounds like great television; why hasn’t this been done before?

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October 7, 2009 at 4:40 pm

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August 20, 2009 at 2:53 am

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