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Archive for the ‘Narcissism’ Category

Adorno explains Palin’s tactics, but Obama’s?

April 19, 2010

Under the subject line “Adorno explains how Palin is able to deploy such psychologically sophisticated tactics…”, I recently sent Andrew Sullivan the following quote: “The leader can guess the psychological wants and needs of those susceptible to his propaganda because he resembles them psychologically, and is distinguished from them by a capacity to express without […]

Mundane Wonderment: the myth of the microwave

August 7, 2009

The microwave, that most mundane and mysterious of appliances, occupies a prominent place on the counter of the North American meta-kitchen. It is absolutely accessible, able to be operated by children without supervision. At the same time, as a plastic and digitized machine it is pure artifice. When it is activated the interior comes alight, […]

Thesis extention means lockdown extention

July 30, 2009

… probably for the next two days. Sowy. To learn about the shitstorm that is partially contributing to my opting to hold off on submitting, check out this link (it’s encyclopedia dramatica, so again, if you’re at work… click at your peril).

Thesis lockdown

July 27, 2009

No more posting until Thursday. If I do, kick me in the mouth.


July 9, 2009

Slow post day… I’m going outside. To feed the non-existent content demanding beast, and in case you’ve been missing it, blogbytom and I have been engaging in some back and forth over my Paglia post from yesterday. Check it out here. I’d be interested in other people’s thoughts. Also, here’s the text of a banal […]

Media theory with Sarah Palin

July 6, 2009

Via HuffPo And yesterday, from Palin’s lawyer: To the extent several websites, most notably liberal Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, are now claiming as “fact” that Governor Palin resigned because she is “under federal investigation” for embezzlement or other criminal wrongdoing, we will be exploring legal options this week to address such defamation.  This is to […]

The amazin’ self-impalin’ Palin

July 4, 2009

You’ve probably seen this elsewhere, but I’ll put it up anyway: I polled the most important people in my life, my kids, where the count was unanimous. Well, in response to asking, ‘Hey, you want me to make a positive difference and fight for all our children’s future from outside the governor’s office?’ It was […]

I <3 American Governors!

June 24, 2009

OH SHIT! South Carolina GOP Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday to an affair, and resigned his position as chair of the Republican Governor’s Association following a strange week in which the governor dropped off the grid and could not be located. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/24146.html#ixzz0JNLHVZOZ&C These guys are hilarious. There’s so little impulse control.

America: shall we take another dance?

June 10, 2009

So my question of the hour on this very slow news day (both of Drudge’s “SHOCK” headlines are minor fashion faux pas by the Obamas) is very self-centered. Should I stay in America next year? I’ve been granted a free year to work in the States, as all foreign nationals do when they complete a […]

1,000 pageviews!

June 9, 2009

So Kanye West, who’s the voice of our generation now??