Frank Moraes is a freelance writer and editor with broad interests. He is educated as a scientist with a PhD in Atmospheric Physics. He has worked in climate science, remote sensing, and throughout the computer industry. And he has taught physics.
He doesn’t like to talk about his day job because he’s afraid his employer will learn that he’s secretly a Marxist and plotting to take over the means of production. But he will reveal this: he is the editor of a large tech website. His life is everything that he ever wanted, and he now spends a lot of time wondering why he aimed so low.
Moraes’ pet projects are an unproduced video series called “The Post Postmodern Comedy Hour” and a collection of theatrical essays. In his spare time, he memorizes speeches from plays because despite suffering from agoraphobia, he is a great actor alone in his room.
Oh, he’s also really opinionated about books, film, theater, music, pens, politics, and just about everything else. Not that there is much else.
Email: Frank Moraes.
Most Popular Articles
I love some of these. Others I hate. It just goes to show that you never can tell.
- Bugs Bunny: Rabbit or Hare?
- This is an odd one. Before I wrote this article, no one had ever addressed it. To me it is obvious. This is one of the great questions — up there with, “Why is there evil in the world?” I’m pleased that a lot of people are interested in the question.
- Charlie Pierce’s Clever Names for Things
- This is a surprise hit. I wrote it mostly just so I could keep track of all the amusing names that Charlie Pierce has for people. But the page is one of the most popular on the site. And a great thing about it is that commenters will mention things to add to the list.
- Analysis of the Short Film Madame Tutli-Putli
- This is an old one — written the first year of the blog. I like articles like this. It’s popular because the film is not well known. And it is so strange that few are willing to stand up and explain what it means. I stand by my original analysis, which I wrote six years ago.
- This Is Not a Math Joke
- This is one that appears to get posted even couple of weeks on reddit. I didn’t think much of it when I wrote it. It’s just a rant — my complaints that people confuse math with the language we use to talk about math.
- A Late Valentine
- Map Projection Cartoon
- Innumeracy in Rocky
- Numeracy in Shakespeare in Love
- Earth vs. Burt I. Gordon!
- How Good is Scott Turow?
- Woman in Red
- The Meaning of Marlene on the Wall
- That Mitchell and Webb Look Gets Serious
- The Mythical Perfect Government Killing Machine
- Justin Bieber and the End of Western Culture
- Just Philately
- Don Quixote and the Death of Culture
- Republican BS
- Cleverbot Not So Clever
- Anthony Weiner Pronounces Name Wrong
- Master Class with William Bennett
- Librarians: Be Afraid; Be Very Afraid
- Zombies (and Kory Stamper Fans) are Attacking!
- The Death of Hope: Sweet Charity and All That Jazz
- Clean, Well-Lighted Sentences
- This is Not Your Father’s Rene Magritte
- Madame Tutli-Putli
- El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha!
- Politics: 31 August 2010 (Flame War!)
- The Sound of One Hand Clapping
- On Evil by Terry Eagleton
- Two War Films in One Day
- Indian Rope Trip
- J. D. Salinger Dies 19 June 1965 at Age 46
- Let’s Make a Deal
- The Twilight of Painting
- 80% of All Statistics
- And I Won’t Even Complain About Not Much Liking Shakespeare
- Blue Moon