There are some people, like Anthony Bourdain and Ricky Jay and Larry Kramer, whose loss feels incalculable, and I will never stop missing them, and the world feels diminished.
Yeah, we got Kramer longer than we should have. In my view, he should have lived until we had not only an HIV vaccine but a cure. He should have seen it.
I'm watching this thing on Anthony Bourdain and they're doing a montage on when he first became famous, and they've got Television's "Marquee Moon" playing under it and it's all I can do to not cry.
He was a big loss for me, because not only was he smart and sardonic and the perfect antidote to celebrity chefs, but he was a skinny Jew who reminded me so much of my dad's people it was scary.
Still thinking of the occult talk at #emfcamp and then came across this; now wondering if there's an occultist legal practice
Yes, and I flew an invisible plane on screen but still support abiding by the laws of air traffic (and physics). Do people really not understand reality vs. fiction?
I'm reviewing a May 1984 interview with Jim Morgan, Atari's CEO in the wake of the crash and before Jack Tramiel bought most of the company's assets. Morgan was an outsider--he came from the tobacco industry and later served as CEO of Phillip Morris.
He identified one reason for Atari's downfall as the "Silicon Valley ethic of making products that are easily made rather than products that the consumer wants." An interesting observation even today.
The entire Republican Party is like the police officers waiting in the Robb Elementary School hallway. They're cowards with no answers.
They're cowards for not having the will to act. They huff and puff all sorts of rationalizations about doors and windows because they are afraid of losing their offices and some donor money. They do not care about serving the people, not even their own voters.
Gun safety laws do work, no matter what some disingenuous attention-seekers tell you. They work in other countries. They work in this one.
In Massachusetts, to buy a gun you have to take a four hour gun safety course, get character references from two people, and have a one-on-one interview with a police officer. Massachusetts has the lowest gun death rate in America.
Japan? Kind of says it all, doesn't it?
Japan has almost no gun violence and, ironically, it owes its extremely tight firearms laws to the U.S.-
This is probably my favorite early Joy Division song. I believe they did this while they were still known as "Warsaw".
Things autism research could be about:
- How does autism radar work?
- Do we have an easier time communucating with other autistics because our ways of communication are similar, or because we've all had to learn to accomodate the people we're talking to?
- What can be done to prevent and treat autistic burnout?
- What even *is* autistic burnout exactly?
- What effects does masking have on your mental health?
- What autistic traits are actually traits of autism, and which ones are trauma responses?
- How is a non-traumatized autistic brain work?
- How can we better accomodate autistic people?
What autism research is about:
- How do we make the autistic people stop existing?
If you're here, you know what this is about.