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Archive | May, 2013
Cordial and Sanguine, Part 56: The Mind Cannot Foresee Its Own Eternal Recurrence, Recurrence the Second
Re this, its a good thing Corey Robin didnt know that Hayek used to tell people to pronounce his name hi-yek, as in high-explosive. Only a short step from there to I am not a man, I am dynamite.
Cordial and Sanguine, Part 55: Istanbul Redux
[cross-posted at BHL]
An outline for my upcoming talk in Istanbul.
10 + 11
The BBC claims that this clip is a thank-you gift for fans who were mistakenly sent the Doctor Who season finale and didnt reveal any spoilers.
I rather suspect that this clip was already filmed and scheduled to be released pretty soon anyway. In any case, most of the season finales plot twists have been circulating as rumors for a while albeit intermixed with other stuff that turned out not to be true.
But, whatever. Enjoy the clip:
Congratulations to Kim Stanley Robinson, whose novel 2312 which is set in a libertarian-socialist future of Mondragon cooperatives that is sort-of connected to his Mars books has just won the Nebula award.
Words Mean Stuff
The media keep saying that Ariel Castro held three women hostage. If only that were true; then their captivity wouldnt have been a secret for the past decade.