So the other day I caught a glimpse, by accident, of one of those entertainment shows, on which someone talks about and to actors, rock stars, and so on, and it hit me: we pay people who pretend to be doctors more than we pay people who actually are doctors. H7WV382QQHUR
August 2012 archive
Why is it that so many people claim, usually with considerable passion, “I’m an American!” or “I’m Canadian” or what have you? To identify yourself by country is to accept the territorial divisions made by people with economic power eager to retain that power. So why the passion?
The neat thing about television coverage of the Olympics is that women’s events are shown a lot. Often within close temporal proximity to men’s events. Comparison is inevitable. And interesting. Consider basketball. Men’s basketball isn’t even a sport anymore. The guys are simply too big. Give me a ball small enough to hold upside-down with …