Narcissism

October 23, 2009

Shouting vs. Spanking

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Fake, fake, everything you do is fake, fake, fake...



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October 15, 2009

Don Draper Voted "Most Influential Man"

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The most important thing to understand is this: Don Draper does not exist.



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October 2, 2009

Part 2: Why Can't Kids Walk Alone To School


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October 2, 2009

Why Can't Kids Walk Alone To School? Part 1

136 comments on Metafilter about an article on the NYT, and none of them suggest that the problem is that adults are untrustworthy and dangerous.


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July 30, 2009

The Atlantic Recommends Abandoning Marriage Because One Of Its Writers Can't Keep It In Her Pants

It's easy to criticize, harder to explain.

Read the article here.

Or, read the article with explanatory notes to the text.




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July 13, 2009

A Surprising Number Of Teens Think They'll Die Young, Or Live Forever, Whichever Comes First

An unsurprising number of adults don't care either way.


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June 29, 2009

It's Either Narcissism Or Dementia

Michael Jackson's father gets interviewed.


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June 26, 2009

Why Do Politicians Cheat?

You all are not going to believe this-- the answer is not completely narcissism.


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April 10, 2009

The Near Death Of A Salesman

The barbarians are coming.


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March 19, 2009

Reality Responds To The Matrix


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And it says, time's up.


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March 18, 2009

Are Schools Breeding Narcissism?

Comedian Todd Barry:

The guitarist for Third Eye Blind was on MTV Cribs, showing off his house.  He picks up a guitar and says, "this is my favorite guitar.  With this guitar, the songs just write themselves."  Yeah, sure.  Blame the guitar.


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March 12, 2009

What Was The Matrix?

What are you telling me, that I can dodge bullets?

I'm telling you that when you're ready, you won't have to.


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February 25, 2009

The Action Movie Fairy Tale


The woman asks, why won't my man have sex with me?


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January 26, 2009

Can Narcissism Be Cured?

The wrong question.


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January 20, 2009

God's Cheat Code For Accuracy

One reason why not having fixed and predetermined identities may be useful to us.


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January 1, 2009

Can A Patient Postpone Their Own Death?

Why I hate.




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December 29, 2008

Heidi's Real Problem On The Hills: She's In The Wrong Movie

I can no longer find the link, but someone-- Us Magazine?  Entertainment Weekly?-- did a Most Memorable TV Moments, and the season 3 finale of The Hills was one of them.

They were right.



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December 24, 2008

The Writers of Fool's Gold Get One Thing Right


In an otherwise unwatchable movie, a surprisingly insightful 5 seconds.

Matthew McConaughey plays a sunken treasure hunter and an idiot.  The bad guy treasure hunter confronts McConaughey's partner, who is only incidentally in the movie.

"Well, well, well, if it isn't the Ukrainian sidekick."

"I don't tink of myself dat way," says the partner, whose name I don't think we ever learn.  "I am dee lead character in my own story."

Right on, man.  Right on.


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November 4, 2008

Celebrities and Narcissism

If, as I say, a narcissist is one who thinks of himself as the main character in a movie, then what about those who actually are the main characters in a movie?


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October 29, 2008

Narcissism Up In College Students; The Goal Is To Keep Them In Puberty, Part 3

Hold on-- not in all college students, and not all in college students, and not in all college students in all times...


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