random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  To think of the future and wait was merely another way of saying one was a coward; any idea of moderation was just another attempt to disguise one's unmanly character; ability to understand the question from all sides meant that one was totally unfitted for action; fanatical enthusiasm was the mark of a real man... Anyone who held violent opinions could always be trusted, and anyone who objected to them became a suspect.

tagged: war, nuance, machismo, debate, dissent
  —Thucydides , The quote is from Thucydides, the Daddy of History, as they say, writing about the day in 415 B.C. when Athens sent its glorious fleet off to destruction in Sicily. Remembered on the occasion of US Presidential Election 2004, with the posturing of George W. Bush. .

celebrity sex tapes: tell us something we don’t know

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Broadsheet @ salon.com is usually a pretty fair source for recycled news and commentary about women, gender, and sexuality. But Tracy Clark-Flory’s recent commentary about yet another celebrity sex tape — Kendra Wilkinson, who I had to look up after reading this article — is possibly one of the most pointless articles on the phenomena […]


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