Monthly Archives: January 2010

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Phantom Menace: The Ultimate Review

Milwaukee-based videographer/editor/critic Mike Stoklasa produces the most hilarious and insightful reviews of science fiction films I have ever seen.  If you have 70 minutes to spare, this review of The Phantom Menace demonstrates his brilliance, both in his criticism and the creepily funny persona he adopts for the reviews. Note: Not Safe for Work.

Bookmarks for January 12th from 02:43 to 13:18

These are my links for January 12th from 02:43 to 13:18: The Ruse of the Creative Class | The American Prospect – Cities that shelled out big bucks to learn Richard Florida’s prescription for vibrant urbanism are now hearing they may be beyond help. Zombie Economics: Introduction – habits of mind and thought are hard to change, especially when there is no ready-made alternative. The ideas that brought the global financial system to the brink of meltdown, and have already caused thousands of firms to fail and cost millions of workers their jobs, still underlie the thinking of those who […]

Bookmarks for December 14th through January 5th

These are my links for December 14th through January 5th: Representation, Evidence, and Justification: Themes from Suppes – Reviewed by Kenny Easwaran – This book is the first in a planned series, the Lauener Library of Analytical Philosophy. Each volume will consist primarily of versions of the papers presented at a symposium in Bern, Switzerland, honoring the winner of the biennial Lauener Prize for an Outstanding Oeuvre in Analytical Philosophy. This book honors Patrick Suppes, the recipient in 2004. (Other winners of the prize are Dagfinn Føllesdal in 2006, and Ruth Barcan Marcus in 2008.) It contains some interesting overall […]