Category Archives: RL – Social Dysfunction
Tales and snippets of facepalming brought to us by the meatspace reality of the human condition.
“The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. They’re our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels…” ~ Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet in The … Continue reading →
“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” ~ Potter Stewart It is about to become a felony to engage in what a big company thinks should be considered copyright infringement. … Continue reading →
“I am my own heroine.” ~ Marie Bashkirtseff I have a friend who has long made the case that Twilight is an abstinence-supporting conspiracy to turn young girls into brooding, swooning extras from 80s horror movies that trip over tree … Continue reading →
“The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors’ works have survived even in part.” ~ … Continue reading →
Researchers have found that introverts who act extraverted show slower reaction times on subsequent cognitive tests than those allowed to act introverted. Their cognitive fatigue testifies to the fact that “acting counter-dispositionally is depleting.” ~ Laurie Helgoe, “Revenge of the … Continue reading →