Archive | August, 2012

The Sign of Three

A friend recently sent me this postcard from Germany:

Zeiten ändern sich

The phrase at the top means “times are changing.”

My friend’s comments:

The age of anarchy is over. Remember all that anarchy back in ’91? Phew! Crazy times. Now we know where it’s @. … This was a free postcard, and in no way do I vouch for the product/service advertised.

In addition to the silliness about 1991 being the heyday of anarchism (though, come to think of it, 1991 was the year I became an anarchist, so I guess it was the age of anarchy for me; I think I got onto the internet before 2011, though), there’s the implied silliness of thinking of these three symbols as competing rather than complementary. (In fact the third is often used online as a way of representing the second.)

Universally Preferable Announcement

I am happy – well, not happy so much as rationally compelled – to announce that the Molinari Institute is changing its name to the Molyneux Institute.

Molyneux Institute

We plan to host a series of lengthy video monologues on such topics as “Libertarian Antifeminism: Can This Marriage Be Saved?” and “Why College Larnin’ Rots Yer Brain.”

The Molyneux Institute has broken all ties with its previous, differently named incarnation, in a triumphant act of fourth-dimensional self-de-fooing.

Our first affiliated scholar, Dr. David Gordon, will hold the Molyneux Chair and End Table in Apodictic Universology.

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