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Birdhouse in your soul

They Might Be Giants’ album Flood was released 30 years ago. That means, statistically speaking, the blue canary in the outlet by the light switch who watches over you has been dead for at least two decades.

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From a certain point of view…

Yesterday’s post struck a nerve, apparently. Question: I am curious. How does sidelining characters who are of less importance make something “toxic”? D oesn’t that make it a story? Response: First off, I make no such claim. I suggested a … Continue reading

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Why yes I *would* jump off a bridge if all my friends were doing it, why?

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Adventures in grading

PROBLEM. Consider the following premises: All pianists dislike synthesizers. Beth is not a pianist. What conclusions, if any, can be drawn? CORRECT SOLUTION. No conclusion can be drawn. INCORRECT SOLUTION. Beth likes synthesizers. REALLY INCORRECT SOLUTION. Beth is a synthesizer.

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“My friends need to be punished.”

Conversation in the car yesterday between me and the Bugs. Butterfly: Daaaaaad, why’d you make Stitch so scary on my squiggle napkin? Me: Because your squiggle said “Draw me Stitch.” Butterfly: Yeah, but you didn’t have to make him scary. … Continue reading

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