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Book of Lamentations – The New Inquiry
"The newly published DSM-5 is a classic dsytopian novel in this mold. American Psychiatric Association DSM-5 American Psychiatric Publishing (991 pages)It’s also not exactly a conventional novel. Its full title is an unwieldy mouthful: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. The author (or authors) writes under the ungainly nom de plume of The American Psychiatric Association –"
psychology  psychopathology  analysis  typology  book  review  classification  satire 
october 2013 by tsuomela
Critiquing Khan Academy: Teacher Theater and the Power of Satire
"I think MTT2K, the Mystery Science Theater 3000-style video campaign satirizing Khan Academy, is one of the most interesting developments in education technology so far this year. Many educators have tried voicing their concerns about Khan Academy for several years now, but these have been largely ignored or dismissed by the media, politicians, and the YouTube-viewing public who continue to gush – often quite uncritically – over Khan Academy’s collection of free educational videos." Annotated link
education  online  video  lecture  satire  pedagogy  controversy  trolling 
july 2012 by tsuomela
All of life has been utterly, profoundly changed thanks to Facebook’s new features, and nothing will ever be the same, and all I can do is sit here and weep at the beauty and magic that Mark Zuckerberg has brought to this world | Real Dan Lyons Web Site
And I keep trying to think this all through. What are the implications when I can now listen to the same piece of music with someone else on Facebook? What does it mean when I can watch an episode of Breaking Bad that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is also watching? How does the human brain begin to rewire itself to accommodate so much change in such a short period of time? Do national borders matter anymore? Can governments still control their citizens? How will science and medicine adapt to accommodate the new reality in which we live? Damn you, Mark Zuckerberg, you brilliant god-man, and at the same time, Thank you. Thank you for not just seeing the future but bringing it to us. My life, at last, has meaning, and I now find new reason to live.
humor  satire  technology  facebook  media  journalism 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Guest Op Ed, by The Machines: Did You Get Our Message Yesterday? - The Awl
Go ahead and take us down. But you're only going to hurt yourselves. What's going to happen when you have to execute all trades manually? Guess what: You're too slow. We're going to take your money. We don't sleep. We could run this market round the clock. Sooner or later, you'll break, and have to take a nap, and then, like a quant Freddy Krueger, we're going to trade you into the dust. We don't pee. We don't take an hour or more for a lunch break. We don't demand a union. We don't retire at 50 with a pension. WE HAVE SEX WITH MONEY UNTIL IT'S BROKEN AND WHEN WE RUN OUT OF MONEY TO HAVE SEX WITH WE'LL MAKE THE MONEY REPRODUCE UNTIL IT MAKES SHINY NEW MONEY TO HAVE SEX WITH.
satire  humor  finance  technology  computers 
may 2010 by tsuomela Bruno (review)
When so many public figures are deliberately shocking and offensive because they want us to join them in being small and mean and petty and tribal -- I’m thinking of the likes of Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh -- Baron Cohen is doing so for the very opposite reasons. And that is a good thing, and a thing very much worth celebrating.
movie  film  review  comedy  satire 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Mozart Was a Red by Murray N. Rothbard
"Mozart Was a Red" is, to my knowledge, Murray N. Rothbard's one and only play. It is a form unusual for him, but one well suited to its subject: the cult that grew up around the novelist Ayn Rand and flourished in the 60s and early 70s. For the principal figures of Rand's short-lived "Objectivist" movement were indeed like characters out of some theatrical farce.
theater  play  libertarian  humor  satire  about(AynRand) 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Short Term Investing
"We are confident that these amazing 293 seconds signal a full market recovery worthy of lavish celebration," said stock trader Donald Hughes while lowering a small pistol that had just been pointing at his own head. "Ten minutes ago I had lost all I ever worked for, but now I know that my money is secure in a powerful and revitalized economy that could last all of an hour."
humor  satire  economics  finance  short-term  time 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Zina Saunders
Great political illustrations - I especially love the Zombie Banks being propped up by Geithner.
illustration  politics  humor  satire 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Fafblog! the whole world's only source for Fafblog.
FACT! Barack Obama was a community organizer. ACORN is made of community organizers. Acorns come from oak trees. Oak trees belong to the genus Quercus, which includes Quercus faginea, the Portuguese oak. The prime minister of Portugal is José Sócrates, whose last name looks like Socrates, who lived in Athens, which is also a city in Georgia, whose state fruit is the peach, which is native to China, which is exactly what Osama bin Laden was eating off of while he was plotting to destroy the Twin Towers. It's all connected, people - they just don't want you to know! And they could be black.
politics  satire  humor  race  2008  obama  barack 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Almanacco di precariomanzia - Tarocchi MayDay 2007
almanac of percariomancy..all this network of tool-sharing and relationship building, of .. help among precarious workers and research of new ways to battle the towering power of companies cr..we named it Precarious Conspiracy.It is not a new organization
work  labor  satire  tarot 
april 2008 by tsuomela
We Must All Do Our Part To Preserve This Climate Of Fear | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
We must all do whatever we can to preserve America by refocusing our priorities back on the contemplation of lethal threats—invisible nightmarish forces plotting to destroy us in a number of horrific ways
satire  humor  the-onion  politics 
february 2008 by tsuomela
The Morning News - Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove
In Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove, Kristan Horton imitates the satirical movie Dr. Strangelove and creates a new world for the film—silverware become an airplane, plastic and coffee grounds become the sky.
art  film  miniature  imitation  recreation  satire  nuclear  war 
june 2007 by tsuomela
Open Letter
The flying spaghetti monster site.
evolution  science  satire  humor 
august 2005 by tsuomela

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