my movie would have done well if it weren't for the world in and for which I made it
after years of searching I found the guy who is not a man of his time
I haven't seen it and I don't have strong feelings either way but if anything gives me pause -- as an Xennial -- it's probably the haircuts

when conferences come back I imagine I'll see it in some Hilton while I pack for the morning flight
"oh, it's that," I'll say, speaking as an Xennial

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it's unfair to judge period films by the standards of our time
you may not like The Patriot but it's pretty easy to throw stones from the comfort of 250 years away
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A reputation for civility/passive aggression is no bar to embracing and promoting junk science
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the cloud just means there is no boundary between work and not work
your own movements are increasingly irrelevant

this is the dream
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when you are very good at Critical Thinking...
...and also just an all-around decent person
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Also, there's plenty of space in my Irish Studies class, coming in January!
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the University of Austin is a land of contrasts
why, there are more contrasts here in a week than Australia had in 200 years
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or that they couldn't even stick it for two weeks,

or that Haidt and Gladwell are "sending" people to a nonexistent campus
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