Dear Google Translate

Dear Google Translate:
In my polyglot friendships you really are a lifesaver! However when I go to a sample webpage full of Lorum Ipsum text, guess what – I really really don’t want you to translate it into Italian, mmmk. Are we clear? Yeah get on that.

Muphry’s law

Muphry’s law is an adage that states: “If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.” The name is a deliberate misspelling of Murphy’s law.

via Muphry’s law | Wikipedia


Becker on Malraux

“A person spends years coming into this own, developing his talent, his unique gifts, perfecting his discriminations about the world, broadening and sharpening his appetite, learning to bear the disappointments of life, becoming mature, seasoned – finally a unique creature in nature, standing with some dignity and nobility and transcending the animal condition, no longer a complete reflex, not stamped out of any mold – and then the real tragedy: That it might take sixty years of incredible suffering and effort to make such an individual, and then he is good only for dying.”
– Ernest Becker discussing Andre Malraux


If your anger decreases with time, you did injustice; if it increases, you suffered injustice.


— Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Bed of Procrustes, 2010

Progressive Called Out On Twitter, Tumblr For Defending Insured’s Killer To Avoid Payout To Victim’s Family

I’m so hoping (but know it is unlikely) that Flo can get out of her contract, because I really don’t want her associated with this mess: Progressive Called Out On Twitter, Tumblr For Defending Insured’s Killer To Avoid Payout To Victim’s Family. Also for the original post that started all of this:



“I’ve never seen her be able to keep her legs together at competition of this level”

#InadvertentSlutShaming #NBCfail #OlympicsCoverage

Overheard on the Street

Favorite Moment of the Week: Hanging at Hobo Chess Park when a homeless man yells into cell phone: “I won’t eat your pussy, you’re my daughter” – there isn’t enough therapy in the world that could erase that memory.