Tag Archives: Culture

creeping Sokalism in the academy now extends to entire groups of marginal journals

By ann summers There was once an angry white guy who felt that some Other was doing less reputable academic work outside of his own field and decided to hoax a publication that did not practice rigorous peer-review. Alan Sokal … Continue reading

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The ‘many sides’, of the RWNJs’ phantom enemies

By ann summers YouTube Video The only reason for an American to hold a Nazi flag is if it has been captured in battle. pic.twitter.com/g44h8PSZyd — Senor O (@TKOastIsBack) August 12, 2017 Like Joe McCarthy’s ‘reds under your bed’, the … Continue reading

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Earth art… “Most people wouldn’t know (art) if it came up and bit them on the ass.” – Frank Zappa

 “Most people wouldn’t know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.” – Frank Zappa By ann summers This is why I always wanted my own bulldozer… (2015) Artist Michael Heizer, in the Nevada desert for 43 … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop – Onbashira Matsuri (御柱祭), “Sacred Pillars Festival” (video)

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day. From OH! MATSURi, a film about Onbashira Matsuri (御柱祭), i.e., the “Sacred Pillars Festival”:  Every six years for 1,200 years, people in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture risk … Continue reading

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“like Slavery, only with extra steps…”

a full array of Chocolate Weapons that will let you satisfy your sweet tooth, with a tastefully tactical appearance except when you want to get past airport security       By ann summers Ice cream can taste like so much Death … Continue reading

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