A 2nd Museful Miscellany



Logical flaws are like farts. You don't mind your own, but someone else's can be really unpleasant when you pick up on them.

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Cultural Identity is a chronic disease contracted through prologued contact with infected individuals, usually in childhood. Though seldom fatal, all humans, even the seemingly immune, should be considered carriers and potentially contagious. The only consistently effective treatment is for infected individuals to place themselves under quarantine and avoid all human contact for several years. However, symptoms will reappear upon resuming contact with infected persons. Another temporary, usually less effective remedy, is to exchange saliva with another sufferer of a different strain.

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When people write that "purchasing sex to me is violence against women" what they're telling me is that they are either sadly confused about what Purchasing Sex is often really about, or that they have a definition of Violence Against Women that is so contorted as to be worse than useless.

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Hypothesis: take any 100 Americans from my generation into a time machine and drop them off in an American city 30 or so years before their birth. Within one month, 10-30 of them will have killed themselves.

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The fact that what passes for the truth is often nothing of the kind does not mean that the search for truth is fruitless. Rather, it means that such a search is all the more urgent.

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One diachronic linguistic change that I personally am all too happy to see is that in 21st century English, the terms "piety" and "pious" have begun to take on more and more negative connotations.

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We Americans have this cultural assumption that peace is the norm and war the exception. But that is only an assumption.

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I notice that when people do not know how to do something, they tend to assume it is either far far easier or far far harder than it really is.

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When the history of late 20th and early 21st century America is written, a large chapter will have to be devoted to how such a large swathe of the electorate remained so clueless about how corrupt their representatives really were, in the face of so much evidence. Members of my generation will find themselves having to explain ashamedly to their grandchildren what absolute fucking chumps they were.

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"I am sick of all the fake shit being attributed to me on the internet"
-Albert Einstein

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Blue percent of Americans have synesthesia.





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