Category Archives: non-informative filler

Three quick bits of silliness

Colin Berry doesn’t like Elysium. He complains that the characters are free of nuance and subtlety, and that despite ostensibly being about Serious Issues, the movie wallows in carnage and violence. I haven’t seen it, so I can’t comment on … Continue reading

Posted in non-informative filler | Comments Off on Three quick bits of silliness

Happiness for others

I’m happy to see Andrew Gelman express this: In the old days I used to be upset when other people made progress on ideas in which I had persistent but unformed thoughts (just as others were perhaps upset when I … Continue reading

Posted in me, non-informative filler | Comments Off on Happiness for others

Obama’s nerd street cred

A couple days ago, Obama made reference to a “Jedi mind meld,” and, not surprisingly, the internet kind of blew up. Look, for example, for the #ObamaSciFiQuotes hashtag on Twitter. This is not surprising because, while Jedi mind tricks are … Continue reading

Posted in language, non-informative filler | Comments Off on Obama’s nerd street cred