A poet is a lazy philosopher - K. Choi, lazy poet
Dear Miru, Your calculating is improving and you actually like it. We play with numbers together. Two times ten is twenty. Six plus five is eleven. Ten minus 2 equals eight. It is all very playful. You learn how to figure out calculations by making drawings of dots, lines, squares on the whiteboard. You don't ...
Reading: Résumé by Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) has lead a tempestuous life with several marriages, some suicides attempt and employment by Vanity Fair. One of her collections is called 'enough rope' and I can't supress a sinister feeling. However, she stayed alive and became a productive screenwriter and poet. I sample a very short piece here, because short verse ...
Phallacy (m) - A fallacy caused by phallogocentric contemplation, or, in colloquial terms, thinking with one's dick
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life — Terry Pratchett
Well, if it's a choice between my personal interest and the good of my country, how can I waver? No one shall say Ninotchka was a bad Russian. - Ernst Lubitsch, Ninotchka
For maggots, happiness is just around the coroner
Disclaimer for my new book: Don't read while driving, operating heavy machinery or when you suffer from incontinence.
How a slew of privileges earned me a Basic Income
I don't think it's because I am white. My online clients don't always see my profile photos and my first name, Kamiel, doesn't radiate whiteness unequivocally, while my inofficial surname, Choi (최) is unambiguously Korean. Though the name might play a role, I am sure there are other factors. I was once given two academic ...
The obsession with equality, forged in the boredom of the post-war world order, has spawned concepts like ableism, genderism, and so on. By claiming to be fully inclusive, they make the denial of those differences not protected by the neologisms all the more cruel. Manufacturing an -ism for each difference, alluring as it is because ...
To drink or not to drink
Counselor: "You should go to AA for your own sake." Japanese alcoholic: "You bet I will."
Trump threw me in prison!
Dear kamiel79, We have intercepted a lot of communications coming from your accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Google that have lead us to believe you hold certain extremist views. We don't like your views. They're terrible views. So, we're gonna punish you. We hereby convict you of believing the wrong truth and condemn you henceforth ...
hyper-realistic human holograms of virtual citizens. You can only interact with them through your phone.
envy is not a sin
before you got published, you were jealous of someone who did when you got published, you were jealous of someone who got a second print when you got a second print, you were jealous of someone who sold 100,000 copies when you sold 100,000 copies, you were jealous of someone who won the Booker Prize ...
Give her a break, her first boyfriend was an AI
News outlets should put the DATE in the headline to prevent zombie sharing.
Relax. Give yourself a $500 neck massage. You are worth it.
Welcome to the Internet. You will now be enslaved within the comfort of your own mind.
They could not have known, at the time, that their son would become such an important Facebooker.
Congratulations! You now belong to the league of people who have read the words twerk and soliloquy in one sentence.
Trump vs. Sanders
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