Monthly Archives: January 2012

Revisiting Cthulhu (with videos!)

There’s been an avalanche of inquiries and more than a few requests that we look back in on Cthulhu and the rest of the pantheon of Lovecraft‘s Very Creepy Ones. But lest we speak too much of them, and stir … Continue reading

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Rebuttal to libertarianism

Found myself in a verbal disagreement with a libertarian today. Which was disconcerting, because just based on etymology, I’d assume I’d be in agreement with anyone self-identifying with a variant of the root word ‘liberty.’ Indeed, I’d even self-identify as … Continue reading

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Nevermore

Today, January 19th 2012, was Edgar Allan Poe‘s two hundred and third birthday. It was the third consecutive year that the Poe Toaster failed to materialize. The Toaster, for all my life and much longer, offered an elegant annual salute … Continue reading

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Turn off your damn phone

In the great scheme of things and compared to the larger woes of the world, it’s not that big a deal. On this we can probably all agree. But those woes, those great schemes, are precisely what we seek to … Continue reading

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Cultural destruction

Art inspires emotion. That is its reason for being.┬áBut what if those emotions are incomprehensibly negative? What if the inspiration is to destroy? No idle speculation, this. A brazen (not to mention expensive) bit of art vandalism occurred just last … Continue reading

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100 Years in 10 Minutes

What were the most consequential events of the last century? A more subjective question can’t be asked. This video takes a crack at it though, with one hundred years worth of highlights; from Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition in December … Continue reading

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