Protesting members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were met with an unlikely group of counter-protesters Monday at Arlington Cemetery.
Hours before President Barack Obama led the nation's Memorial Day observances at the Tomb of the Unknowns, three members of the Westboro Baptist Church were challenged by others who disagreed with them -- including members claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan.
Monday, May 30, 2011
I'm almost positive that on Friday I watched this colleague sell a stack of the new edition textbooks to one of those freelancing textbooks buyers.
We've discussed the issue of selling gratis textbooks before. I wonder whether selling the textbooks that one has edited is different?
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Would someone please send out a Call for Proposals for a "pop culture and philosophy" volume on The Stone and Philosophy?
Despite the many critical remarks I have made, I would like to conclude with some positive observations. May has written a book that can be very useful in bringing Aristotle's ethics to the attention of psychologists or other academics. [...] Although the book could profit from a more rigorous treatment of Aristotle's philosophy, May deserves a lot of credit for attempting to defend Aristotle as a good psychologist who can still offer us much insight and advice.I see... it's a "positive observation" that a book written by a philosopher about Aristotle is not of use to philosophers, but could be of use to those in another disciplines insofar as it brings Aristotle-- and not the author's views about Aristotle!-- to their attention. And, further, the book's author deserves credit for her attempt (apparently failed!) to defend Aristotle as a "good psychologist."
Why even bother prefacing these comments with the claim that they're meant to be "positive observations"? This isn't damning with faint praise. It's damning with further condemnation thinly disguised as praise.
Friday, May 20, 2011
That someone waited until now to throw away that CD is surely a sign of DOOM. At the very least, it is a sign that the world should end.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Are you fucking kidding me? Apart from Stiff Little Fingers, has any punk band managed to produce an instrumental that's not bloody terrible?
Speaking of terrible....
Friday, May 13, 2011
Cops say an Oklahoma man wasn't clowning around when he hit a pedestrian then fled the scene.
The unidentified victim sustained several abrasions and was thrown into a yard, police said. Davis was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident a short distance from the scene.
The 20-year-old also faces assault charges.
Davis told police that the man who was hit had actually punched him earlier in the evening.
Witnesses told police Davis and his passenger, who has also not been identified, were arguing when the accident took place.
He is being held on a $25,000 bond.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Anyone care to share thoughts on the new Social Distortion album? the song on the radio sounded more rock than punk rock, but I met Mike Ness at a GBH show back in the day, and he seemed like a cool dude, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I think things are back in order now, so I'll get back to posting regularly. But, no, I will not be commenting on this (apologies to 729 and others).
Someone recently asked me why the APA doesn't hold one of its conferences in the summer.