A: …yeah, there aren’t any good shows on TV any more. B: Not like Leave It to Beaver. A: Or Seinfeld. My Dad always used to watch Seinfeld - it had some good jokes. B: There’s this one new show called Last Man Standing, it’s with Tim Allen. It’s really funny - all his shows are good. I like it: they make fun of socialism, and they make fun of people who tolerate...
Vagueness in Predication and Composition
I’ve uploaded a new paper to my website: Vagueness in Predication and Composition It’s a response to Noonan 2010’s objection to the Lewis/Sider vagueness argument. Comments are really welcome.
Sometimes it's just a picture
No links in this post are NSFW. There’s a recent tendency toward calling any image that someone might actually want to look at “_______ porn,” as in “food porn” or “chart porn” or “font porn” or even “mil[itary] porn.” And I saw someone on Reddit the other day refer to a picture of a cute cat as “animal porn,” which...
Drum Circle at the Bond Trading Desk
Amidst a bunch of cynical crankery, a good tactical suggestion: Instead of occupying Wall Street, a Manhattan street that most bankers and traders never set foot on, why don’t you attempt to occupy the offices of Goldman Sachs? Not hurt anyone, not destroy property, just stage a sit-in in their offices. Ride the elevator up with 200 of your closest friends and hold your vegan drum circle right...
OWS Getting CEO Attention
I had gone down to Zuccotti Park to see the activist movement firsthand after getting a call from the chief executive of a major bank last week, before nearly 700 people were arrested over the weekend during a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge. “Is this Occupy Wall Street thing a big deal?” the C.E.O. asked me. I didn’t have an answer. “We’re trying to figure out how much we should be...
Well, nevermind what I said before
It’s impossible not to hope that Occupy Wall Street keeps this up, and that the similar movements in other cities gather steam.