Philosopher; lover; scoundrel; mad man with a box, without a box.


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A few days ago I had an idea for a more efficient loyalty signal. Imagine that when he was twenty a man made a $5000 bet that he would never marry before the age of fifty. Then when he is thirty-five and wants to marry, he can send a strong signal of his desire to marry just by losing this bet. Since the bet is lost to a third party, it doesn’t hinder the bride’s ability to signal her loyalty. And assuming the bet is made at fair odds, the lost bets are on average paid to versions of this man in alternative scenarios where he doesn’t marry by fifty. So he retains the value, which is not destroyed.

This approach probably suffers from being weird, so doing this would also send an unwelcome signal of weirdness. But it is only a signal of one’s weirdness when one made the bet – maybe one can credibly claim to be less weird later when marrying. And the bet would remain potent as a signal of devotion.


The Fool On the Hill

I think my Beatle has probably always been Paul more or less.
I think a lot of women look at prostitutes like they’re scabs crossing an union picket line, where they go: «You can’t just go out and sell it for what it’s worth, we’re holding out for so much more!»

— Doug Stanhope (via iamdougstanhope)

Kristine Levine - “She’s fat… But she gives great head…”

Fight Club 2 announced.

Fight Club 2 announced.

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I got that summertime…

Summertime loss-of-appetite-and-related-digestive-issues.

Before you ask for the people to rise up and take what’s theirs, meet the people, because they’re really, really, bafoons.

— Doug Stanhope (via iamdougstanhope)

I like to think the better, calmer, more compassionate angels of my nature come from my father…

I was born in 1948, I have struggled all my adult life to understand the situation in the Middle East. In both their own simplistic ways, propaganda or not, these films [he’s referring to some videos he found on YouTube regarding Israel and Palestine] help me in my quest as they present the key issues in a clear, informative way.

I cannot judge, indeed: as a middle class Englishman, I have no entitlement to judge, one side or the other. All I know is that I see such suffering on both sides that I despair that, nearer the end of my life, I find the world in as much conflict as when I was born.

Hey. It’s the Bechdel Test again!

I believe that when you have a problem, you talk it over with your priest, or your tailor, or the mute elevator porter at your men’s club, and you take that problem and crush it with your mind vice. But for lesser beings like curly-haired men and people who need glasses, therapy can help.

— Jack Donaghy (via iamreallyintotheoccult)

And we can whisper things
Secrets from our American dreams.

Baby needs some protection —
But I’m a kid like everyone else

So let me go

I don’t wanna be your hero

I don’t wanna be a big man
I just wanna fight like everyone else


(Source: salemexplainsitall, via erikaschene)


Happy Pi Approximation Day, everyone!  Failure is just success rounded down.


This is why everyone who ever existed should respect Richard Linklater for eternity