How is boredom even a thing when The Internet exists?
- "Would a reasonable person exercising ordinary care summon a swarm of wild bats in a crowded city?"
- "The cheese was a metaphor for more flogging"
- "...when doing policy analysis, one should spend as much time as possible doing neutral positive analysis of what is likely to happen if one does nothing, before proceeding to normative analysis of what actions would be best."
- "to make matters worse the editor keeps writing snarky shit in the footnotes basically being like “this other historian added words to make this catastrophe more readable but I took them all out because i enjoy causing pain.” seriously why are people so concerned with keeping shit like this accurate? like, let’s say you bought a really juicy steak in nineteen-fifty-five that steak is not going to be nearly as delicious today as it was fifty-eight years ago if you hang onto that exact same steak no one is going to applaud you on your historical accuracy you are going to need to buy a new steak my friends you cannot just keep using the same steak forever this is a thing you learn when you start to live on your own"
- "It's not because Cosmo and Jezebel attract dumb women, no, not exactly, it's that they teach their readers to want certain things over other things. They teach them how to want. What resists them? Nothing. Then who can unbrainwash them? No one. The person that should have was their mother, and they read Time."