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Friday, October 21, 2011

The white man's tendency to indulge in narcissistic self analysis makes ethnographic research in europe very difficult. there is not one psychological or social phenomenon that has not been examined in scores of books. As soon as europeans have written up their theories, they start to believe in them. If you read these works of egocentric self justification, you risk being taken in by the elaborate style in which they are written, and by the seemingly logical arguments....If you want to keep a clear head, avoid all white self-interpretation and rely on your own common sense.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This looks interesting...

Over at Pajiba, TK posts the trailer for "Chronicle," a forthcoming tale of superpowers ruining a friendship.

I hate it when that happens.

I think I want to see this right now.

I've always been torn between wanting superpowers (What? Like you don't?!) and knowing that it would be a *terrible* idea. My temper is not well-suited to any of the abilities I'd want. Especially the fire-based ones.

What do you mean, what fire-based ones? Obviously, in addition to telekinesis and teleportation, I'd want to be able to set things on fire with the power of my mind. Doesn't every want that one? Oh.

Well, I *did* say that it would be a terrible idea.