Friday Link Encyclopedia

The wars over white-collar jobs. This is specifically the Google version of the wars but they are coming to all of us.

This is the way Trump needs to be discussed.

I thought everybody was supposed to be whatever they say. So why is anybody questioning anybody’s narrative of their weight and height at all?

I never thought I could care about the well-being of an animal, but I do feel sad for the poor critter that ended with these weird folks.

Do people realize how nuts they sound with this kind of article?

A truly scientific approach to deciding whether to have children.

Who cares if onions can make you cry? What’s needed is the kind that can be eaten without making one stink for hours afterwards.

People seem completely normal, and then you read this kind of post and discover they are raving lunatics. And this person makes a living from being some sort of a life coach, which is doubly scary.


9 thoughts on “Friday Link Encyclopedia”

  1. If blue collar jobs are disappearing and white collar jobs are going the Google route, the future of work looks quite hellish. A lot of people can’t ape the norms well enough. And it would kill academia, of course.


    1. \ the future of work looks quite hellish. A lot of people can’t ape the norms well enough.

      The problem is that no matter how well everybody will ape the norms, the number of jobs won’t increase.

      I read that link and it reminded me of ideological purity police in FSU, and in the blurring lines between public and private there. I was born too late to witness that, but heard about private lives being policed, f.e. in cases of marital infidelity. Clarissa, couldn’t cheated-upon wife take her husband for a public shaming in some kind of court?


      1. Yes, absolutely. These spectacles were common.

        As for the struggle for jobs, this is a phenomenon of the lower-ring entry-level revolving-door positions. Contingent adjuncts, Google data entry clerks, etc. Those higher up the ladder are just taking a piss. The very act of participating marks you as disposable. Which is exactly what this Damore fellow experienced.


  2. “I never thought I could care about the well-being of an animal.”

    The cat in that video doesn’t need any help — it’s obviously got the highest I.Q. in the room.


      1. The next step for the crazy woman is to find a razor and shave her legs!

        Am I the only one — okay, being a doctor, it’s my job to notice certain details on people’s bodies — that observed all that circa 1970’s ugly hippie stubble on her lower legs?


      2. “I think the next step”

        My best guess is that the next step is for her to be a single crazy cat lady. The guy does not look like he’s buying it. The averted glaze and slack lower facial muscles are a clue to feigning enthusiasm and the last picture he looks like he’s in pain rather than overcome with joy.

        He’s got a real “Time to get off the crazy train” look.


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