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The NYT blithely dispenses with Scott Walker as a GOP presidential candidate.

The column is "Taking Account of Republican Presidential Contenders," by Albert R. Hunt, which begins with the assertion that this year "hasn’t been so kind to... Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin." That's backed up only with this:Mr. Walker of Wisconsin, ... [Published Althouse - 6 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Before the performance...

... of "Travesties" at the American Players Theater the other night. This play was so good — as a text and as a performance — that the next day I bought tickets to see it again. And I also bought tickets to see "The Importance of Being Earnest" a couple ... [Published Althouse - 6 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

What if your employer gave you a Fitbit to wear and reduced your health insurance payments if you racked up the right number of steps?

"We think the device is easy to use, gets people aware of how little they are walking and helps trigger people to get active.... BP doesn’t see any of the data except in the aggregate."  Yes, but isn't this creepy, the boss making you wear a bracelet ... [Published Althouse - Aug 21 2014]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Neurocinematics.

The science of why people cry at movies is deployed to design movies that will make people cry. If movie makers could really figure this out decisively, would you go to movies or avoid them? I'm very resistant to manipulation when I perceive it, but ... [Published Althouse - 12 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

"When someone negates their existence, they cancel themselves out in my mind."

"I have many records, books and films featuring people who have taken their own lives, and I regard them all with a bit of disdain. When someone commits this act, he or she is out of my analog world. I know they existed, yet they have nullified their ... [Published Althouse - 13 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

I found a metaphor in the garden by the front steps.

The shed skin of a cicada :In China, the phrase "to shed off the golden cicada skin"(金蝉脱壳, pinyin: jīnchán tuōqiào) is the poetic name of the tactic of using deception to escape danger, specifically of using decoys (leaving the old shell) to fool ... [Published Althouse - 14 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

"'When she sings the song Pi,' whose chorus is a recitation of the mathematical digits, 'she really brings the emotion to it.'"

"'She’s able to deliver things that on the surface seem odd.'"From "An Encore 35 Years in the Making/Kate Bush Fans Travel to See Rare Concerts in London." (Video of "Pi." ) ... [Published Althouse - 15 hours ago]
Entities: Kate Bush, London
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"Are airstrikes against ISIS putting US on same side as Assad?"

"The Obama administration can't partner with Assad overtly at this time, but the logic and trajectory of White House policy in Syria leads in that direction...." ... [Published Althouse - 15 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

"It was a guy I knew a little bit about, and I didn’t like his reputation... I just kind of interposed myself..."

"... and started talking to her about something. The guy got the message and he took off," said Adam Erickson, a Yale sophomore, describing something he did at a party where a female seemed to be drunk and a male seemed to be sexually interested in her. ... [Published Althouse - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

"I guess, all in all, I wish I wasn’t American."

Said James Foley, shortly before his beheading, quoted in "How the U.S. and Europe Failed James Foley/America doesn't negotiate with terrorists. Should it?" Linked by Instapundit, who says , "The response to Foley’s beheading should have been a MOAB ... [Published Althouse - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

"If you choose an answer to this question at random..."

"... what is the chance you will be correct?" ... [Published Althouse - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Assignments given to me in the comments.

1. "The hula hoop thing was github. Google github and hula hoop. It was a story with lots of hidden stuff, office romance, etc., so don't take any one article as definitive. I don't trust my memory enough to tell the tale, but my take away was that ... [Published Althouse - Aug 21 2014]

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"I have many records, books and films featuring people who have taken their own lives, and I regard them all with a bit of disdain. When someone commits this act, he or she is out of my analog world. I know they existed, yet they have nullified their existence because they willfully removed themselves from life. They were real but now they are not. I no longer take this person seriously. I may be able to appreciate what he or she did artistically but it’s impossible to feel bad for them. Their life wasn’t cut short — it was purposely abandoned. It’s hard to feel bad when the person did what they wanted to. It sucks they are gone, of course, but it’s the decision they made. I have to respect it and move on." That's not the only point Henry Rollins makes in "Fuck Suicide...
"'She’s able to deliver things that on the surface seem odd.'"From "An Encore 35 Years in the Making/Kate Bush Fans TravelTravel to See Rare Concerts in London." (Video of "Pi." )
"The ObamaObama administration can't partner with Assad overtly at this time, but the logic and trajectory of White House policy in Syria leads in that direction...."
"We think the device is easy to use, gets people aware of how little they are walking and helps trigger people to get active.... BP doesn’t see any of the data except in the aggregate."   Yes, but isn't this creepy, the boss making you wear a bracelet that counts your steps? Meanwhile, Fitbit stands to do well if this catches on...

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Neurocinematics. [Published Althouse - 12 hours ago]
"When someone negates their existence, they can... [Published Althouse - 13 hours ago]
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"'When she sings the song Pi,' whose chorus is ... [Published Althouse - 15 hours ago]
"Are airstrikes against ISIS putting US on same... [Published Althouse - 15 hours ago]
What if your employer gave you a Fitbit to wear... [Published Althouse - Aug 21 2014]
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"I guess, all in all, I wish I wasn’t American." [Published Althouse - Aug 21 2014]
"If you choose an answer to this question at ra... [Published Althouse - Aug 21 2014]
Assignments given to me in the comments. [Published Althouse - Aug 21 2014]
Poor Obama! [Published Althouse - Aug 21 2014]
Spike Lee doesn't want "a riot." He wants an "u... [Published Althouse - Aug 20 2014]
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Let's talk about Rick Perry's mugshot. [Published Althouse - Aug 20 2014]
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The NYT blithely dispenses with Scott Walker as... [Published Althouse - 6 hours ago]
The column is "Taking Account of Republican Presidential Contenders," by Albert R. Hunt, which begins with the assertion that this year "hasn’t been so kind to... Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin." That's backed up only with this:Mr. Walker of Wisconsin, ...
Before the performance... [Published Althouse - 6 hours ago]
... of "Travesties" at the American Players Theater the other night. This play was so good — as a text and as a performance — that the next day I bought tickets to see it again. And I also bought tickets to see "The Importance of Being Earnest" a couple ...
Neurocinematics. [Published Althouse - 12 hours ago]
The science of why people cry at movies is deployed to design movies that will make people cry. If movie makers could really figure this out decisively, would you go to movies or avoid them? I'm very resistant to manipulation when I perceive it, but ...
"When someone negates their existence, they can... [Published Althouse - 13 hours ago]
"I have many records, books and films featuring people who have taken their own lives, and I regard them all with a bit of disdain. When someone commits this act, he or she is out of my analog world. I know they existed, yet they have nullified their ...
I found a metaphor in the garden by the front s... [Published Althouse - 14 hours ago]
The shed skin of a cicada :In China, the phrase "to shed off the golden cicada skin"(金蝉脱壳, pinyin: jīnchán tuōqiào) is the poetic name of the tactic of using deception to escape danger, specifically of using decoys (leaving the old shell) to fool ...
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