Truncation error of the week

Apr. 18th, 2015 09:08 am
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What TV Guide called Larry Wilmore's show

That may beat the online Sports Illustrated's "Parents claim coach jerked off their son *click on link* 's helmet and hit him with it."

The bad old days

Apr. 18th, 2015 08:49 am
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More than 50 years ago, when I was at Swarthmore, a fellow student committed suicide. I learned about it when I was in the hospital for a minor infection and saw in the newspaper that a decapitated female body had been found on the railroad tracks. I worried that it was one of my friends (a number seemed capable of it) and felt guilt-laden relief the next day when I learned it was someone who was only a name and a face to me.

The Alumni Bulletin now informs me that everyone's first guess was right: A friend of hers tells us that the case was a powerful argument for legalized abortion. She adds that the Dean of Women (whom I had thought of as a minion of the repressive establishment) had been helpful in similar cases. Good for her.

The Rumpelstiltskin Principle*

Apr. 18th, 2015 08:20 am
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On the importance of having a named disease
*Thank you, E. Fuller Torrey

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker

Neurotrash

Apr. 18th, 2015 08:04 am
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Scientists find a part of the brain that trusts anything called "neuroscience."

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker

Secret masters

Apr. 17th, 2015 05:55 am
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All conspiracy theories are the work of a secret organization that's up to no good. Here are ten people who are behind the Bavarian Illuminati theory. Or that's what they want you to believe.

Thanx to RAW Illumination. Of course.

Funny if it hadn't killed someone

Apr. 13th, 2015 07:31 am
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Rich white moron pays police to let him do cosplay with them, kills black guy because he can't tell stun gun from gun gun.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] sciamanna

Horror story

Apr. 11th, 2015 08:50 am
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Lehman Brothers is a zombie. It's dead, but it keeps doing harm. Specifically, it eats brains, preying on universities. I have long suspected that I am living in dystopian satire, but I always thought zombies were scientifically implausible horror.

Romance

Apr. 10th, 2015 07:56 am
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How Harlequin does it

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] amaebi

ETA: Harlequin solved the problem Brad Torgersen has been complaining about: inability to tell a book by its cover. When new elements (such as sex) were introduced into the formula, the covers and brand names were changed. A romance reader needn't open the book to know whether the protagonists will copulate.

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