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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Now that I'm no longer a child prodigy, but a bum in a pink bathtowel, I no longer feel the need to guard my identity so closely. I estimate that 14% of all libertarian bloggers are engineers or programmers.

Anyway, I invented a new form of irony today. I've been using it for a while, but only this morning did full understanding dawn upon me.

Essentially, you make a statement whose intended veracity is ambiguous. Is it meant to be taken seriously, sarcastically, whimsically, or is it sarcastic but secretly true for PC purposes? No one knows what you really meant, but the point of the statement is, like a koan, to make the audience reflect on the contradictions inherent in society's consensus truth.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quote for 2008

"The results, I confess, were somewhat surprising, and not in a good way," - John Dugan, head of the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

What? You mean a single individual can't comprehend the economic activity of 300,000,000 Americans, 6 billion foreigners, and countless legal entities in their awesome totality, in real time, and then by a few specific actions redirect the entire system like some sort of Butterfly God? My goodness!

Pride goeth before the fall.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Presumably none of the lost googlers stumbling through here are political junkies and manga fans, but here.


This is why Japanese comics are better. Those of you who have no interest whatsoever in manga should also d/l it. What was I going to say....