Category Archives: digressions

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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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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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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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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Louis C.K. of the Day

After last Friday’s poll, and a most excellent appearance on Conan that same day, Louis C.K. has been selected as the philosopher of the week. This week will feature clips of Louis CK in his most philosophical moments. Louis C.K. – … Continue reading

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Tao of the Day (with digression)

“Words of truth are not high-sounding; high-sounding words are not the truth.” These two lines are from Chapter 81 of the Tao teh Ching, as translated by C. Ganson. There are a number of other translations and this is one chapter … Continue reading

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Ethics of Cynicism FTW

First let me say that this post [along with a lot of good toilet reading I’ve been doing lately] would not be possible without the excellent Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I read the entry on Cynics this weekend and decided … Continue reading

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Mmm, crow! Breaking Bad edition

Not so long ago I dedicated a post to a dear friend, potential copyright litigant, and Breaking Bad fan. I admitted at the time: I don’t watch the show (it’s too harsh for me), but I love it as a modern … Continue reading

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A digression on today’s Tao quote

Today’s quote from the Tao was “for those who practice not doing, everything will fall into place.” The principle of non-action is essential to living in harmony with nature – the essence of Cynicism and Taoism both. This is why I … Continue reading

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