Morning Ed: Society {2016.01.11.W}

A cool hockey story… of revenge.

This is the conclusion I found most surprising: [T]he gender difference [in self-esteem] was larger in more developed countries characterized by values that espouse equality and freedom.

This is a funny story.

How Lucille Ball made Star Trek happen.

Message in a bottle! And another, and another…

Beware the man (or woman) with the passport, for they are immoral!

Finn Paul writes of choosing one’s trans name. The only trans person I knew as one gender and then the other took her grandmother’s.

Wow, comic book writer Gerard Jones arrested for child pornography, and manga editor Park Jung-Hyun was arrested for murder. I really like just about everything I read of Jones. Really off-the-wall. Of all the child pornography crimes to commit… uploading it to YouTube is a really weird one.

And lastly, a song for your enjoyment:

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6 thoughts on “Morning Ed: Society {2016.01.11.W}

  1. Hockey: Ballsy kid. Kudos.

    Alexa: I’m waiting for someone to hack this thing and give Alexa “personality” like when they did that to the MS AI that spewed out racist comments. Sniff, God bless ‘merica.

    Desilu: I remember seeing that name on the Lucy show and always thinking “She’s got her own company producing. Nice move”. She was in a class by herself.

    Passport: Well, exposure to alternative views of morality does tend to all one to question your own preconception. I credit my extensive travelling to finding it difficult to pass my companies “Foreign Corrupt Practices Ac” training every year. Sadly, there is not a response to the program, when it says “it seems you have a differing view of US law”, such as “The law is an ass”.

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  2. So if you set Amazon to require a pin for purchases, you’ll get a very interesting shopping list, like semi nerd reindeer.

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  3. So basically we have Star Trek because Lucille Ball made a mistake on what the show was about based on the title? We then have an unprecedented act of corporate generousness on NBC’s part in ordering a second pilot.

    The passport study will end up a Talk Radio talking point on how people from the heartland who don’t travel are more moral than these effete cosmopolitans from the coast that do.

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  4. ” [T]he gender difference [in self-esteem] was larger in more developed countries characterized by values that espouse equality and freedom.”

    It’s another expression of the toothpaste problem. If you only have one choice, it’s easy to convince yourself that you’re happy about it. If there’s the possibility of something else, then it’s easy to convince yourself that you’d be happy with something else–something that you haven’t got

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  5. I’m named after an RPG character of mine, who took on a life of her own. She in turn was more or less named after Veronica Mars — although I do like the name on its own terms. So there is that.

    We get to name ourselves. It’s pretty cool.

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