First Amendment vs. Anti-Discrimination

cakeColorado has made national news again, this time not with its dope-smoking agenda but its bigotry. Oh good. We’re moving up in the world. Continue reading

Not All Answers

So it seems lately my blog has turned into a place where I give a one-sided, poorly-researched critique of someone else’s one-sided, poorly-researched blog post, but hey, isn’t that what the Blogosphere is for? Nobody but a very small group of people give a crap about anything I say, anyway.

Today’s topic is mass killing. We’ve heard all the arguments before, right? So can we just stop beating this anti-misogynist/pro-gun control/pro-mental health dead horse of a topic? No, goddamn it. We’re going to fucking pulverize it. Continue reading

Chao’s Theory

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Uneaten Stone Lion

During my brief study of Mandarin, I learned about the poem “Lion Eating Poet in the Stone Den,” written by linguist Yuen Ren Chao as a peaceful and humorous, but poignant protest to Sun Yat-sen and the Kuomintang Movement’s initiative to abolish Classical Chinese Script in favor of full Romanization of Chinese writing (what later became pinyin). Continue reading

I’m Not Stupid, I’m Just Not You!

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OK, let’s see how many of my FB friends drop me after this.

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Don’t Be This Person

20140309-135539.jpg A coworker lent me this movie.

It was not a movie I had expressed wanting to see, nor really known about until it came up briefly in conversation the day before, where I had ambivalently shrugged it off. And then it turned up on my desk the next morning with a Post-it note endorsement of, “Enjoy!” Now this puts an enormous amount of pressure on me to set aside 112 minutes of my day to watch this thing, which still looks like a title with no appeal to me whatsoever. I am not the target demographic for this movie. But that’s beside the point. Continue reading