Ordinary Times Call For Ordinary Measures

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Ordinary Times Technical Notes

Not everyone who has been an occasional (or even regular) user is aware that the State of the Discussion feature is available again.

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The Second Civil War

The rush to proclaim a second civil war is a symptom of ahistorical thinking common in the social media age.

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On Iceland

“We’re going to Iceland. In April. I can get two hotel rooms with my points. You get the car.” So I went to Iceland. You should go to Iceland.


Under the Ban

“Rich kids fuss because they want to play with *us*!”

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The Return of the Bedroom Police

Like the latest installment of a bad horror movie franchise, the bedroom police are back. These things must be repudiated. 


The Sour Cream

How to start the day after qa thunderstorm all wrong.

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Politicians are Cheap

The underlying factor in this transaction is that, compared to most other complex questions in society, politicians are relatively cheap.