Sunday Link Encyclopedia and Self-Promotion
Spoons now have gender! I always knew there was something kitchen utensils were sorely missing. We now need to assign nationality to them and maybe even give out little passports.
Religious homeschoolers breed dependent doormats.The first paragraph of the post is apologetic, servile, and meaningless. But the rest of the post is very good.
Yet another sex-deprived, unpopular, miserable and lonely guy screeching about those bad, mean, “arrogant” women who dare manage their own reproductive health without asking for his opinions. My blogroll has been populated by one desperate post after another written by pathetic men with no lives of their own who are heart-broken that women are not inviting them to manage their uteri. Are they not seeing how ridiculous this makes them look?
“The claim that vaginal birth is an “achievement” or “empowering” or worthy of praise makes as much sense as believing your eye color is an achievement or empowering or worthy of praise. You have to be pretty desperate for positive attention to take credit for bodily attributes that are beyond anyone’s control.” Hear, hear!
This great post debunks the myth that more time is what you need to produce a lot of high-quality academic writing.
“I know it will never happen, but I am waiting for the dozens of “I’m sorry world, for being such a fucking idiot” posts from all of the eventheliberals who for years imagined that a Grand Bargain could be struck with the anti-choice movement if only stupid liberal bloggers would be nicer to them.” Exactly. There is no arguing, compromising, or finding common ground with unhinged, miserable people. Mollycoddling them is a losing strategy. They see your weakness and start bullying you. We need to speak their own language to them and scream them down. Nothing else will work.
Publishers turn the concept of “open access” into a joke by charging authors huge sums of money for placing their own articles into open access. The sleaziest, nastiest jerks congregate at publishing houses. The good news is that the institution of a publishing house will soon die out completely thanks to digital publishing and self-publishing.
A great post from a promising new blogger from Israel: “I’m willing to sacrifice a lot in order to make a secular, democratic, open Israel a reality. Some religious folk are willing to sacrifice a lot to see the Third Temple built on Mount Moria and the Judian kingdom re-instated, its laws firmly based on Jewish Halacha.”
Will Quebec save Canada? (My personal answer would be yes, of course.)
A very valuable post for academic writers. Highly recommended.
Want to get awarded the title of the best post of the week by Clarissa’s Blog? Write a post denouncing Lloyd Blankfein and end it with the following statement: “As soon put your faith in the goodwill of a rearing cobra, as in the soulless eyes of the CEO of Goldman Sachs.” Yes, yes, yes!