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L-O-V-E vs. H-A-T-E

June 5th, 2016 · No Comments

Much has been made of Laughton’s decision to shoot the film in black and white; Couchman writes persuasively about Laughton’s debt to early silent film and to the films of the German Expressionists. In any case, having seen the film, we are utterly unable to imagine it in color. This is partly because the clear […]

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Tags: film · ideas

Arthur Schopenhauer says…

September 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

We love to buy books, because we believe we’re buying the time to read them. – Attributed to Arthur Schopenhauer by Warren Zevon

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Tags: books · ideas


August 16th, 2011 · No Comments

From Twitter, July 12th: We would call him President Whitehouse. He would live in The White House. On-site TV news reporters would sign off, “…live, from the Whitehouse White House.” He could never get lost. He could paint the White House any color he wants, and it would still be the Whitehouse residence.

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Tags: ideas · language · politics · Twitter


August 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

The right angle isn’t always the correct angle.

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Tags: ideas · language

Fred FM playlist: 19 December 2010 “@devakali”

December 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Approximate playing time: 47 minutes.

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Tags: CNFtweet · Fred FM · ideas · language · music · writing

NaNoWriMo word cloud

December 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Can you get an idea about what is happening in this work-in-progress by reading its word cloud?

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Tags: fiction · history · ideas · language · writing

Coyle & Sharpe: Werewolf

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments

No one is totally human, they’ve all got animal instincts in them.

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Christopher Hitchens on cancer and God

August 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Christopher Hitchens, who seems to have made a career out of frustrating, infuriating and intriguing his readers on matters of politics, history, and social culture, talks here with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about his recent encounter with, and treatment for, cancer.

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Tags: health · ideas · politics · TV · writing

Table of Measurement

April 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Little people often have oversized reactions to tiny situations, leading to enormous consequences with small chances of resolution.

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Tags: ideas · language

Keith Olberman on “Life Panels”

February 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Wednesday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann featured a special commentary by Olbermann on the current health care debate, informed by the experiences he has had surrounding his father’s recent illnesses.

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Tags: ideas · politics · TV