I stuck with Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD even when some friends gave up, because I know Joss Whedon often takes some time to get going, and I figured Jed might need the same.
Then it started to get pretty good.
Then Captain America: The Winter Soldier happened.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is amazing, and I’m glad I stuck with it. No judgement on those who left: you can catch up pretty easily, and enjoy the show with me.
What’s that? Movies featuring women don’t actually do worse than movies not featuring women? Even internationally? Those claims are based on faulty or circular reasoning? You don’t say.
The footnotes are interesting, too.
When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.
April Fools’ Day is amateur hour for people who aren’t funny the other 364 days of the year. It’s much like New Year’s Eve for people who don’t party or Valentine’s Day for people who aren’t romantic. They feel like they have to do this on this exact day, which of course leads to an embarrassing situation for everybody.
There are two ways to explain what’s missing in this picture: French social theory and Dr. Seuss.
No, Nate, brogrammers may not be macho, but that’s not all there is to it
I missed the backstory, having seen nothing from Nate Silver nor Emily Bell, so my endorsement of this article has nothing to do with them. I find myself challenged by this article because I realize that I do think of myself as “an outsider, basically,” and yet by a panoply of objective measures, I’m not. Not mostly. Not any more.
We pretend love is complicated, but it’s actually really simple. That other stuff, it isn’t love at all.
I would be more excited about this if it weren’t replacing a dead drive.
Abortion rates in Europe and Russia
I started off thinking that if nothing else, this chart demonstrates just how unhappy people seem to be in the red countries. That is, I don’t think a country of women who choose to end more than half of all pregnancies can be said to be happy with the conditions under which they live.
But then I noticed that the color for 30.0-49.9% is the same as the color for 50.0-66.6%, so I started digging around for data. I found a list with some slightly more up-to-date data.
So Russia is at 39.9%, nearly twice the United States, but no country quite hits 50% any more.
The parallels between bitcoins and frequent flyer miles are staggering.
Except frequent flyer miles are more stable in value, because there’s a small group of central authorities: the airlines.