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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,"...

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....