Via Maria, Voting in the Age of ‘Dr. Phil’
What Americans really want when they look into a politician’s eyes is to see their own images reflected back, like in Narcissus’ pool. The presidency in particular has become the highest ground in the culture war. Americans want a candidate who validates them personally. “I’m voting for him because he’s a hunter like me.” “I’m backing her because she’s a woman too.” “I’m for that guy because he’s angry like me.” Such sentiments have colored the presidential contest for so long, they’ve saturated it like stain into wood.
“Authenticity” – on which voters supposedly place such a premium – is really just a label put on self-validation. Bill Clinton infamously promised he felt our pain. Hillary Clinton similarly sold her 2000 bid for the Senate by arguing that she was more concerned about the issues that concern New Yorkers than her competitor. Question: Would you prefer a blase surgeon remove your appendix or a very concerned plumber?
Did the Ronulans disappear overnight?
More on Ron Paul here.
Via Beth, Do women prefer a man to be hairless or hirsute?
All I can say is, gentlemen, don’t wax.
Will the museum get a better door?
Stolen Picasso found in Sao Paulo
All the thieves had to do to get in was to use a hydraulic jack.
Yes, but did he get grounded?: A Mexican boy glued his hand to his bed because he did not want to go back to school
WARNING: Video contains the f-word:
Can anyone enjoy watching a movie on a screen smaller than a greeting card??
I agree with David Lynch.