Archive | November, 2012

Caffeinated Resurrection, Part 2: After Action Report

Aristotle brings it

So Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Husserl faced off at the Gnu’s Room. I wore dark glasses and made the case for Aristoteleanism as a way to stop being stupid without becoming crazy. (Stupid = the unexamined life; crazy = believing stuff you can’t coherently live.) At the end the audience voted to keep Aristotle alive and to return the others to the grave. Mission accomplished.

Caffeinated Resurrection

It’s time for more Philosophy at the Gnu’s Room! (I forgot to announce our last one, “Philosophy & Technology,” Oct. 24.) Tonight’s session (Weds., Nov. 14, at 5:00 p.m.) is a panel of Dead Philosophers, at which various department members will be representing their favourite dead philosophers. I’ll be playing Aristotle. Come on by!

A Scandal in Bilbohemia

You know the Hobbit movie?

No, I mean the animated Hobbit movie.

No, not that one. This one:

Explanation here.

So Dale looks like Prague. And Bilbo marries the princess and they rule Prague together. Wacky!

There Will Be Chrome, Part 5

The first two episodes of Blood and Chrome are online and lookin’ powerful purty. If your bandwidth can handle it, be sure to push the quality up to 1080 and the size to fullscreen:

So there’s no way Coker makes it out of this alive, right?

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