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First seasons of TV shows without *that* character

Ever begin a binge through a TV show that you haven't watched in a long time, only to realize, Hey, wait -- what? OH RIGHT. That guy wasn't on the first season! Weird. Well, I've noticed that a lot. And it is really weird. Just look at all these shows: The first...

“Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang

I just read "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. You can find it here: Stories of Your Life and Others. The Kindle version is $7.69. It's really good. It's reminded me (somewhat) of that Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode, "Darmok," where the universal...

Slavoj Žižek on wrapping your head around Hegel

Standard Žižek. Vulgar jokes combined with an encouragement to not settle for your initial, first-glance interpretation.   Also, the idea that Hegel somehow thought that history's over with him, that he comes at the end. It's -- I mean, it's empirically not true. […]...