(posted and compiled by chris the cynic, written by members of The Slacktiverse)
I’ve started a second deconstruction, entitled The Very Soil, of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. First post (which is all there is so far) is here.
On the topic of money, have you ever seen something that made you think, “When I’m rich I’m totally getting one of those”? Well I recently have, just one problem, I don’t know what it is. I know that it’s a brass kaleidoscope with stained glass and a music box, but that’s not enough to track it down. I don’t know if it was unique or manufactured in mass, I don’t know who made it, I don’t even know what it’s called. Pictures here. If you’ve got any ideas do tell.
Have you ever stopped to think about how we will explain to future generations about marriage inequality. They’ll have questions, we probably won’t have very good answers. Follow the link for a hypothetical classroom of future students grappling with the concept.
I’d like to add a feature to my blog, a randomly selected quote from the blog appearing in the sidebar every day with a link to what article it comes from. Obviously a first step in such a process would be gathering snippets to be randomly selected from. So I asked people to help with that and provided a few examples of what I’m talking about here.
On the Slacktiverse itself:
- Open Thread: Introductions and reintroductions
- Writer Workshop
- Board Business, January 9th, 2014
- Deconstruction Round Up, January 11th, 2014
In Case You Missed This
Simply giving money to the poor makes them better off and is cheaper than conventional welfare programmes. It really is time for a basic income.
Pluralistic ignorance: how people conform to their mistaken estimates of “how most people think”.
Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail. Hates just about everything.
Unashamed of printing blatant lies. Hugely successful.
Top Hollywood films that passed the Bechdel Test earned more in 2013.
(Dodgy methodology but an encouraging concept.)
Things You Can Do