1. What is Satire for?

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    A majority of comics profess to solely be interested in getting a laugh. Something about that just doesn’t sit well with me.

  2. Paul Fry on Lacan

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    One of the groovy things about our new “open” society is how venerated institutions of higher learning like Yale are being strong-armed into sharing their course content online with the unwashed masses (aka you and me).…Read more »

  3. Engaging with Buber

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    In looking for web resources on Buber to blog about, I’ve come across an interesting phenomenon:  there are very few and they are mostly introductory.  Every time we do a podcast,…Read more »

  4. Scrutability: The PPT

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    If you don’t know what the acronym “PPT” means, consider yourself lucky that you have avoided a work or social context where doing presentations is required.  If you are like me,…Read more »

  5. 15 Minutes of Fame

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    Andy Warhol famously said that “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”  This is commonly interpreted to mean that the hierarchical structure that identified worthy subjects of art –…Read more »