A Puff of Absurdity: On Comparing Existentialism and Stoicism

This summer, I went on one camping trip with a book on Stoicism, then another camping trip with a book on Existentialism, and I was intrigued by the many similarities. Then I came across this video that has some overlap with what I had noticed. As they say in the video, Massimo Pigliucci (MP) on Stoicism ...

A Puff of Absurdity: HyperNormalisation or Welcome to The Age of Absurdity

I added the subtitle above because this is one trippy film, but it’s important to see (or read this summary in about 15 minutes) after last night. It actually helps explain Trump. After Adam Curtis’s The Century of the Self, a very straight-forward documentary (albeit 4 hours long), this one, at just shy of 3 ...

A Puff of Absurdity: If You’re Not Turned on to Politics…

…. politics will turn on you.  – Nader Hedges is at his most impassioned in this debate with Robert Reich. It’s just the last 35 minutes of the show. But his point was made years ago by Rage Against the Machine, in this video directed by none other than Michael Moore. At less than four minutes, ...

A Puff of Absurdity: If You’re Not Turned on to Politics…

…. politics will turn on you.  – Nader Hedges is at his most impassioned in this debate with Robert Reich. It’s just the last 35 minutes of the show. But his point was made years ago by Rage Against the Machine, in this video directed by none other than Michael Moore. At less than four minutes, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Don’t Worry Dudes it’s is Just Anecdata – Move along, Move along.

Now that we’ve dispensed with that missive and hopefully all of the egalitarian fun fem types, we can be begin proper on the little ways of that being human and female are different in society. My faithful readership thoughtfully intones,”But why Arb, you’ve posted stuff like this before… we get it.” I’m sure you do, ...

Dead Wild Roses: We are post-feminsim, post-patriarchy and post-racism…honest.

Trigger warning for Language, Homophobia and Racism and violence in general. This is by no means a scientific finding.  This isn’t even a good sample, but lets background that for bit and look at what is going on in the video.  How many times do you hear the word “Bitch” or “Fag” or even more ...