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Brains deals with the slow erosion of human souls - Elf M. Sternberg
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Brains deals with the slow erosion of human souls
These are tearable puns. Not an original idea. I just couldn't find a PDF of it, so I made one.

James Lipton gives advice, both touching and useful, to Mitt Romney on how to act human.

On the other hand, the more Romney demonstrates his position as a classic callous/unemotional neuroatypical (what people used to call "a psychopath,"), and the more we learn about its origins in biology, the less I find the idea of a psychopath's rights movement all that funny. What kind of ribbon would there be? Blood-spattered? Or merely decorated with cartoon illustrations of children's tears?

Just a reminder: The conservative movement is now in the grips of psychopaths who truly do believe that "The mass of mankind is born with saddles on their backs, a favored few born booted and spurred to ride." This was the goal all along.

Unwed mother, wannabe grifter, and conservative welfare queen Bristol Palin lectures our Christian, monogamous, still on his first marriage president Barack Obama on his parenting skills. My irony meter just died.

Recommended reading: What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets. If we are allowed to sell our organs, than the poor become "convenient containers of spare parts" and the rich start to define who's human. We don't need Kazuo Ishiguro to tell us where this leads.

Grand Old Party is a data visualization of the popularity of the the various Republican Candidates throughout the primary campaign. It is also a series of butt plugs. [NSFW]

Climate changes is such a big threat, we're too scared to talk about it. Money quote:
It may seem impossible to imagine that a technologically advanced society could choose, in essence, to destroy itself, but that is what we are now in the process of doing.
Enjoy!

The Black Widow was the most important character in The Avengers, but male reviewers didn't notice.

Welcome to Life. The post-human future, completely ruined by lawyers.

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featheredfrog From: featheredfrog Date: May 16th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
aside from all that...

...looks like I'm actually going to have to see The Avengers now. Good article.
memegarden From: memegarden Date: May 16th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the links on psychopathy! You continue to provide synchronicity to my life through your references, since I'm currently intensely interested in sociopathy/psychopathy.
nbarnes From: nbarnes Date: May 17th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Funny, that. I read the piece on psychopathy. Now I need to find my son and hug him for a while.
zanfur From: zanfur Date: May 18th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
"I tried to prospect for gold, but it didn't pan out" ... I'm pretty sure this isn't actually a pun, as the phrase "to pan out" did, in fact, come from prospecting for gold. :-P
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