More Thoughts on Various Subjects, Abnormal and Converging

(To provide some content for this blog’s grand opening, I’ve decided to recycle articles I’ve written previously, and in some cases published elsewhere. This is one such article. It was originally published in issue #146 of the Glia Society’s journal, Thoth, in October 2020.)

A man is known by the company he keeps and by his propensity to use andronormative language in general statements.

Pointing a finger elsewhere is easier than lifting one of yours.

Movements to eradicate racial slurs have a Chinaman’s chance of succeeding.

I am the world’s leading expert on the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

The recent journalistic trend of capitalizing “Black” in reference to the racial group seems to indicate that its promulgators have been spending inordinate amounts of time on websites for White supremacists and Dom/sub fetishists.

Never trust anyone who capitalizes the name of a disability that isn’t normally capitalized.

Understanding self-referential statements always puts more strain on your working memory than you expected, even when you account for Hofstadter’s Law.


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