Author Archives: Diogenes

About Diogenes

Cynic, digital cosmopolitan

Breaking Bad Ended Well, Updated

Two more links that weren’t available when I published my (now pen)ultimate Breaking Bad post, but fans should check them out: Over at The Dish, Andrew Sullivan has his own digression about Breaking Bad being a Machiavellian drama. And a group … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad Ended Well

Breaking Bad ended its wildly successful run last Sunday. The show’s finale broke records for both ratings and piracy. The song playing during Walt’s death has enjoyed a resurrection: a 3000% increase in sales since Sunday. [oh yeah, spoilers – … Continue reading

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Look at that beautiful banner!

I finally found a high-resolution image of Diogenes [that you like, at least] to use for the banner. In the process I discovered that the image is from one of my favorite painters, Jean-Leon Gerome. [yes, yes, we love the … Continue reading

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Leibniz of the Day

While I had a poll going to pick the next featured philosopher I received this write-in from a reader: Leibniz pleeeease 😀 Ask and ye shall receive: “I also take it as granted that every created thing, and consequently the … Continue reading

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Good News, Happy Friday Edition

Happy Friday, readers! Here is a quick recap of some good news from the last few days. It makes me feel good, deeply good, to know that our collective fear of death (inflicted most cruelly on the dying) may be … Continue reading

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Good News Special Edition: Obamacare Cometh!

  Enrollment in health care exchanges starts next Tuesday, October 1st. Coverage begins on January 1st. The good news is millions more Americans will have health insurance. [can we stop calling it insurance? insurance is something you think you might … Continue reading

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OMGWTFBBQ! Breaking Bad Links and Discussion

Achtung! This post is spoiler free until you hit Continue Reading – then it is spoilers galore. Come on, you know you want to. [no, really you want to – spoilers should be called sweeteners, anyway] Welcome back, fellow Breaking … Continue reading

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Good News for your Good Morning

  A wedding being canceled is bad news, or good news if the couple would have been unhappily married. At any rate, the planned reception being donated to feed 200 homeless folk is definitely good news! It’s the one good … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. of the Day

Louis C.K. – “Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.” A reader writes: It’s very likely that you’ve seen this, but I thought I’d share in case you haven’t. I love the one you posted, and this is another favorite. … Continue reading

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Good News for your Good Morning

  Good morning! Starting with the good entertainment news, J.J. Abrams finally said something about his plans for the next Star Wars film: I remember reading a thing somewhere, someone wrote about just wanting [the new film] to feel real; … Continue reading

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