Daily Archive: 16 Nov 2013

Nov 16

The Three Types and the Truth

Austin Frakt posted this image over at The Incidental Economist (it is originally from Dog House Diaries.) It got me to thinking who these three types of people are. I think the “Awesome” people are your general liberally minded people. I don’t mean “liberal” in a political sense. I just saw that 60% of Republicans …

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Nov 16

Socialist, Communist, and Doodie Pants

There has been a lot of excitement about the fact that Kshama Sawant seems to have won her race for the Seattle City Council. The reason is that she ran as a socialist. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t mean that much. The world “socialist” has lost most of its meaning both on the left …

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Nov 16

Two Greats, One Composer, One Actor

It’s a big day in drug history. Seventy-five years ago, Albert Hofmann synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD. I remember a story (possibly apocryphal) dating back to the 1970s. On the first day of Introduction to Chemistry, a certain professor would walk in and write “C20H25N3O” on the calk board. He would say, …

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