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Oh! Sweet Nuthin’: Standard Time

Alan Lightman wrote a book in 1996 entitled "Einstein's Dreams." Einstein was famous for his facility with hypotheticals, and solved some of physics' hardest problems by spinning yards and yards of thought experiments. He had enlarged parietal lobes, apparently...

Oh! Sweet Nuthin: Greatest American Rock Band

And I think of rock and roll as such an American sound! I mean, we invented it, in the sense that our political system treated a certain race of people badly enough they had to sing the blues, which, when combined with enough sex, drugs and electricity, turned into rock and roll...

Travel Well

This Winter Break I went to India and finished "Infinite Jest." India was an experience: I still haven’t quite processed it, but I’m getting closer. On my last night in Kolkata, I bought a couple illegible children’s books, one comic book, and one “Lonely Planet Magazine, India.”

Oh! Sweet Nuthin’: Boss Tweed’s Ghost!

A friend of mine last month came out of the post office and was assaulted by a young lady with a clipboard. Not unusual. The girl wanted to talk about the legalization of marijuana, which my friend supported, and she did too, naturally...

Paint Party! Panties? Oh Please.

I just wanted to comment on the marvel that Columbae’s Quarterly Body Painting Party is. Because you would think that a general admission boozy naked college party would get super sketchy super fast. But the fact is that it’s a remarkably wholesome affair, that continues to be well attended, even by the squeaky-clean-est of co-opers.…

Accidentally Fascinating

When I was in High School, the brother of a friend of mine was in an Acappella group in college. They were cute, did campy renditions of “Men in Tights,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” etc. Fine voices, decent execution. Whatever. Its acappella. Some of the videos of the group while he was a member have made it…

OkAlready!

OkCupid is a dating site. People use the internet to find things. People crave human companionship. OkCupid is one way to use the internet to seek human companionship. It involves photographs and lots and lots of survey questions. The best part about this? They have an infoporn blog. There are a lot of goodies here.…

Oh! Sweet Nuthin’: Theolinguistess

He swings doors open and lunges into rooms, flourishing his free hand and saying to his chosen audience member their name, then a beat, then, "You are a goddess." The word floats in the air for minutes afterwards, because how could anybody launch into an ordinary conversation after that

Oh, Sweet Nuthin’!: Guerilla Trends

Some of my time this summer was spent "vandalizing." A friend and I chalked a few reproductions of famous paintings on University surfaces. It started the day before Bastille Day when my friend, both artist and Francophile, called me with a suggestion for celebration: chalking “Liberty Leading the People” as a mural on the stage behind White Plaza...

Infoporn

Were you aware that WIRED Magazine runs a feature titled Infoporn?  I wasn’t until today. It’s a two-page spread of sexy, sexy graphs. The latest issue features the world’s oil consumption/production patterns, starting in 1960 and extrapolated into 2020. On either side are graphs of the same information broken down by content. The color scheme…

Oh! Sweet Nuthin’: Cory Doctorow

A new website has gone viral. It’s called “I write like,” and you can find it at http://iwl.me. Enter any text and it tells you which, of the works of 50 famous authors, the writing is most similar to...

Oh! Sweet Nuthin’: Concept Art

ut what about when I say thoughts are linear? Linear thinking is a progression from one thought (the conjunct of your premises), to its logical consequence, then to its logical consequence, and so on...

Oh! Sweet Nuthin’: Peep Psychology

The patient child has already learned to suppress his impulse for immediate gratification, opening up many doors for him later in life. The impatient child's will, on the other hand, is like the marshmallow he has such trouble resisting: soft, yielding, insubstantial...
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