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Professional Discourtesy

There is an old joke about a shark refusing to eat a lawyer in the sea because of professional courtesy. In not all cases do we find professional courtesy that is granted where we might expect it to be. For … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe Your Eyes

One of the more intriguing trends that one can see in contemporary music videos (and in contemporary communication) is the popularity of the deepfake. There are essentially two general ways in which people can try to create a deepfake. The … Continue reading

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Believe The Evidence

Like many people, I have an interest in celebrity trials. This is not because such trials are consequential on their own–they are not–nor because celebrities are often worthwhile people, because most of the time they are not, but rather because … Continue reading

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How Old Is Azeri?

This morning I had the chance to read someone with a scholarly interest in the Azeri language talk about their own personal reflections of Azeri and its connection (via its shared particles with various other languages) and the implications of … Continue reading

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From Moaning Myrtle To Dolores Umbridge

We previously discussed the tendency of contemporary jesters to desire more than merely to entertain. There is, for example, a great deal of video and posts that was saved before it was scrubbed for a new subcabinet official in the … Continue reading

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The Revolt Of The Jesters

When I was an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California, I took as one of my general education courses (in arts & letters, if I remember correctly) a course where we had to watch Sullivan’s Travels, a classic … Continue reading

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He Kept Us Out Of War

One of the more strange electoral campaigns of American political history took place in 1916, as World War I waged in Europe and other parts of the world, and the United States vainly thought that it would be able to … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Criminal Mind: Part Two

When I spoke about the criminal mind previously the reader may think that the criminal mind is in rebellion against civil society or against any authority, and on at least a certain level this is true. Criminals certainly are hostile … Continue reading

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No Defense At All

In a previous post I discussed the possibility that the Tu Quoque argument could have limited worth in reducing the penalty for offenses in an atmosphere of widespread rulebreaking. We are used to viewing the Tu Quoque (“you too,” or … Continue reading

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You Always Have To Coalition

Yesterday evening as I was getting ready for bed, I found some interesting commentary on some people who were concerned that their opportunity for sleeping had vanished because some dramatic news sank the weak governing coalition in Israel when a … Continue reading

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