Clearing My Desktop

Here are all of the things I have been meaning to post but have not yet had the time… If the face is the window to the conscious mind, a few psychologists have cracked the code. Sylvan S. Tomkins and Paul Ekman spent years decoding the face, and deduced far more about human emotion made…

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Revisionist History – Star Wars Style

Turns out, R2-D2 and Chewbacca are some of the most important characters in the original canon: Originally © Keith Martin 2005. Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III If we accept all the Star Wars films as the same canon, then a lot that happens in the original films has to be reinterpreted…

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Proverbial Misunderstandings

I don’t know which of these I can appreciate, but here they are anyway, proverbs from around the world: A shroud has no pockets. (Scotland) No one is a blacksmith at birth. (Namibia) The absent always bears the blame. (Netherlands) One cannot make soup out of beauty. (Estonia) Bad is called good when worse happens.…

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When Should You Shoot a Cop?

Let’s get controversial… Here’s an article by the same name as this post that people all over the political spectrum are infuriated about. But most only read the article name. The text of the thought experiment is much more interesting, especially in light of the reaction by the media, as it was a predictor of…

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