Yes Margaret

I am reading Robert Axelrod's the Evolution of Cooperation after seeing its work on The Prisoner's Dilemma turn up over and over in Garett Jones' Hive Mind: How Your Nation's IQ Matters Much More Than You Think. There is considerable research (indeed, a whole book's worth) of material here dealing with cooperation and the Dilemma with a […]

These Days was written by Jackson Browne at the age of 16, and was first recorded in its most famous version by Nico. Like most ballads, the lyrics dip back and forth between past, present and future with the singer living in the present. These days are behind, these days are now and these days are squarely in the future. The […]

From the idiots at Salon, specifically, Matthew Rozsa, MA in History from Rutgers: Regarding his claims about so-called “SJWs” wanting superiority instead of equality, it is worth noting that his line of reasoning sounds an awful lot like the tripe you tend to find on Reddit. This is, most likely, not a coincidence. …So how do we […]

Entitled Step Aside, Idris Elba and Chris Hemsworth: Robert Mueller Is America’s New Crush… My first beef is the fact that Idris Elba and Chris Hemsworth are absolutely NOT the standard American crushes. Not because, oh, you know, Idris Elba is English and Chris Hemsworth is Australian, but because we haven’t have American heartthrobs in at least […]

From the Catholic News Agency: …a group of seminarians in Cardiff over the weekend when they went to The City Arms pub to celebrate the July 29 ordination of Father Peter McClaren. Thinking they were a rowdy stag party in fancy dress, pub management initially asked the men to leave. Realizing their error, they invited the men […]

Halifax, Nova Scotia. My home town! From our terrible newspaper, The Chronicle Herald, whose writing staff has been on strike for well over a year: A Halifax axe-throwing bar has received a barrage of online hate for declining to serve the Proud Boys. Jeffrey Schade, an axe-throwing coach at the Timber Lounge in Halifax’s north end, wrote […]

Jessi Slaughter became a viral meme at age 11 after posting a video on YouTube about her ‘haters’ and her looks The internet quickly turned on Jessi and began harassing her with death threats and insults, which destroyed her family life She was placed into foster care after the video exacerbated her abusive father’s rage The following […]

The Emoji Movie is currently batting a perfect zero at Rotten Tomatoes. Sony scrapped Genndy Tartakovsky of Samurai Jack fame’s POPEYE origin story (below) for that steaming pile. Actor T.J. Miller who starred in The Emoji Movie had this to say recently: The lead voice actor for The Emoji Movie insisted in an interview Thursday that the […]

But the most electrically charged sect of all was the 19th-century invention known as Spiritualism. Spiritualism started in 1848, when Margaret and Kate Fox of Hydesville, New York, claimed to have made contact with the ghost of a murdered drifter. Their communication with this lost soul consisted of a series of rappings and tapping deeply reminiscent of […]