Category Archives: RL – Social Dysfunction

Tales and snippets of facepalming brought to us by the meatspace reality of the human condition.

The News Today

“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 West Wing Season 4, Episode 1 “20 Hours in America” (via Aaron Sorkin, Debora Cahn, […]

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SOPA Cabana

“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. The people who support SOPA insist that the law is not intended to go after […]

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Fantasy Heroines Captioned

“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 branches while running from the serial killer as punishment for having dared to have sex. […]

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For Limited Times…

“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.” ~ Richard Stallman

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IFG (Introverted Female Gamer) Seeks Virtual Habitat

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 Introvert” Dear extroverts: you are killing us and fucking up our interwebs. Okay, so that’s […]

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