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Label Toss

/ Semiotics / My Mislabeling post (1997) carried this ball for a while, linking to dozens of other theme developers. (This extension was simmering as I slept this morning.) I see that this draft fails to make my title intelligible, … Continue reading

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Special Context

“Man may think he’s pretty special, but to a mosquito he’s just something to eat.” So said the cockroach in Archy and Mehitabel. My sister read it, laughed, and read it aloud. Don Marquis’ humor was getting recycled in the … Continue reading

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I Love My Country

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Epistemology / I Love My Country I Hate My Nation I loathe, fear & despise the State and the damn Government! I love my country. … Continue reading

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Four-Letter Words

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Survival / Social Semiotics / ¬†Scrapbook on Dirty Language “Four letter” words, basic words, dirty words: what a subject! I have no time and only a … Continue reading

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If You See the Buddha

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Survival / Social Semiotics / Remember at all times: it’s not for Jesus to hail himself as Christ; first John has to recognize him, then Peter, … Continue reading

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Harvard Firings

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Epistemology / Homeostasis / We all know that Timothy Leary became every moron’s easy example of a nutty egghead. Many of us know that the … Continue reading

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Exceptional Ism

/ Social Semantics / Notes further developing a ubiquitous K. attitude This one relates to K. Reading Notes: Sarah Vowell Unfamiliar Fishes Wordy Shipmates The marvelous Sarah Vowell is wonderful on the history of the idea of “American exceptionalism.” I … Continue reading

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Nazi 2

/ Social Semantics / Two Kinds of Nazi Notes further developing a ubiquitous K. attitude This one relates to K. Reading Notes: Erik Larson, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. thanx rainydaybooks … Continue reading

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Dusk, Dark

Dusk to Dark I spent the first couple of years at Columbia sitting in this or that class, knowing only a point or two of what was going on, hopelessly behind in the reading, utterly without an explanation for why … Continue reading

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Symbolic Lies, $1

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Survival / Social Semantics / There was an article the other day on CEO’s earning $1 a year. I laughed my head off as a late … Continue reading

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