Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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An update to the U of Wyo. Philosophy Department’s whiteboard.

“No, just Greek” is my favorite answer to “Was Plato bad at grammar?”

An update to the U of Wyo. Philosophy Department’s whiteboard.

“No, just Greek” is my favorite answer to “Was Plato bad at grammar?”

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Cognitive Dissonance Marks Valentine’s Day 2012

Love it or loathe it, Cupid’s arrow and Valentine’s Day are bearing down upon us. Hopefully you Skyrim fans won’t get a love arrow to the knee.

Here’s the playlist for tonight’s show, with suggestions from those following the site here, radio show listeners and Laramie peeps, plus Facebook fans of my radio show. An asterisk denotes requests:

  • "The Internationale" by Billy Bragg [Standard show open]
  • "Stay Forever" by Ween [When Andrew and I got married, this was our first dance song]
  • "Amazed" by Poe [dedication for my husband]
  • "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service*
  • "88 Lines About 44 Women" by The Nails
  • "Baby, I’m an Anarchist!" by Against Me!*
  • "Your Favorite Thing" by Sugar
  • "I Will Possess Your Heart" by Death Cab for Cutie*
  • "Modern Romance" by TV on the Radio
  • "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" by Wilco
  • "Go It Alone" by Beck
  • "Love Of The Loveless" by Eels*
  • "St Louis Elegy" by Mark Lanegan Band
  • "I L U" by School of Seven Bells*
  • "We Used to Be Friends" by The Dandy Warhols*
  • "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" by The Darkness
  • "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails*
  • "This Is Love" by PJ Harvey
  • "Fresh Blood" by Eels
  • "Cold Days from the Birdhouse" by The Twilight Sad
  • "How Long Must I Wait" by Dr. Dog
  • "Love Is Paranoid" by The Distillers
  • "Hysteric" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • "It Could Be Sweet" by Portishead
  • "Come On Over (Turn Me On)" by Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
  • "I Hate People" by Jemina Pearl & Iggy Pop
  • "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyoncé*
  • "Valentimes Is Serious Times" by Sledding With Tigers*
  • "Pirate Radio" by Mojo Nixon [Standard show close]

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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I do not think that word means what you think it means

Today, my Race and Ethnic Relations class was playing a game where we all had poker chips signifying resources/power. Periodically, we drew more chips. Then this happened:

Girl sitting in the back: “Oh my God! I got, like, chips of all the same color! It’s, you know, so ironic!”

Professor: “Is it, Alanis Morissette?”

Made my freakin’ day.

The sad part? I think maybe half the class got it - if that. In case you’re in the half that’s lost, here’s an explanation.

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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