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A civilization that speaks in smarm is a civilization that has lost its ability to talk about purposes at all. It is a civilization that says “Don’t Be Evil,” rather than making sure it does not do evil. — On Smarm. This essay broke my brain, and made me sad. We have lost the ability to communicate.
I could be more easily convinced of the importance of nurturing the practice of female circumcision than I could be entreated to watch a single episode of American Idol, yet here we are ten years and 30,000,000 albums later and Kelly Clarkson is writhing her way through a Christmas album and pretty much every American with a stick-figure family on the back of their SUV will own a copy. —
John Roderick > Kelly Clarkson - The Talkhouse
Never. Not in my heart. But I understand those who do.
September 1, 1983 — see The Complete Peanuts 1983-1986
We best remember Wallace, a walking dead man in our psych ward of a world, by looking past his own life and personality and looking instead at our fallen American condition with the heightened senses and iron-willed focus he did some part in helping cultivate in us. As readers and as citizens, we best honor what he argued for by growing up. — Lee Konstantinou, Unfinished Form