Re: Self-awareness

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Apparently I need to do a better job of valuing the heart as a repository of knowledge.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 4:33 PM
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Are you mean or sarcastic when someone asks "what does the mean?"

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Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 4:44 PM
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I don't want to essentialize too much, but man. The Anishinabe academics I know in Minnesota are way less uptight than that.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 4:44 PM
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Speaking of exaggerated laughter, how about that guy at the beginning of The Magnificent Seven who laughs at the guy challenging James Coburn? "HAW-HAW!" I wonder whatever happened to him? Probably wound up being Nelson Muntz's great-grandfather.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 4:51 PM
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Somehow the fact that she chose to format it as a quiz just kills me.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 4:59 PM
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By halfway through the quiz I was looking for the next question to be "Do you even know what you did wrong?"


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 5:02 PM
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That made me laugh.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 5:05 PM
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Do you fail to understand that knowledge may not be friendly and happy?

Friendly knowledge! Happy knowledge!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 5:41 PM
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This is just a secular lefty version of scrutinies. Unless it is ironic.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 5:42 PM
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About half of them are asking about "impure thoughts".


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 5:47 PM
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2: You've broken #30.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 5:58 PM
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I'm not sure what is meant by "do you think knowledge is linear?".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 5:59 PM
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I assume it means that knowledge is exponential.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:00 PM
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Knowledge is logistic regression.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:04 PM
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Knowledge must be used exactly once.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:06 PM
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I think it means knowledge is supposed to be circular, like time, which is some bullshit right there, I tell you what.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:08 PM
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You could ask in the comments there.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:09 PM
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I think it just means that if you keep at it, eventually your knowledge will be more than the sum if its parts.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:11 PM
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Of its parts.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:11 PM
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Happiness runs in a circular motion. Love is like a little boat upon a stream.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:15 PM
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How do you score it?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:15 PM
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Is it, like, one point per question?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:15 PM
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knowledge is a warm gun.


Posted by: turgid jacobian | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:16 PM
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'Splain, 'splain, colonial, colonial.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:17 PM
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20 like a steve miller song
21 how hopelessly linear


Posted by: turgid jacobian | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:18 PM
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I guess I should have gone with "colonize".


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:18 PM
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Question 34 really has question 1 dead to rights.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:20 PM
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Donovan, I think, not Steve miller.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:21 PM
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Colonize, masturbate, colonize, colonize.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:21 PM
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#41 confuses me because it is trying to entrap allies, I'd think.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:23 PM
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28: *like* not "from"


Posted by: turgid jacobian | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:24 PM
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Do you deny that knowledge is an economy?
Yes?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:25 PM
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28: *like* not "from"


Posted by: turgid jacobian | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:25 PM
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The Pawnee used the word "entrap" to mean "accept the extra collision coverage" in the context of renting a car.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:26 PM
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30: purity police lurve entrapment


Posted by: turgid jacobian | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:26 PM
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I had somehow missed 24 when I wrote 29. Or I was mansplaining.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:30 PM
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Is it just me or does the term "lateral violence" imply accepting an objectively determined, external hierarchy?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:36 PM
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Anyway, Canada is so nice that its earnestness is nearly indistinguishable from our sarcasm.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:40 PM
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Don't project your paradigm's criteria, Moby.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:40 PM
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God, way to be unable to value that there are parallel paradigms of knowledge production.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:44 PM
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I think the rough draft of this quiz had "or what?" Tacked on the end of each question.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:45 PM
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Not "or what?" This is so Canadian it would have been "eh?"


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:49 PM
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The fact that I find this funny is why they have nationalized health care and we don't.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:51 PM
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41 -- My dad proposed to my mom like so: you going to marry me or what?


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:57 PM
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While holding a gun.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:58 PM
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Happiness.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 6:59 PM
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Happiness is an awkwardly phrased marriage proposal.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 7:52 PM
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46: like a room without a roof.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 7:55 PM
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Happiness is orthogonal to knowledge.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 7:56 PM
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Do you fail to understand that the meanings inherent or under words, symbols, icons, and colour are fluid and shift?

The meaning under the color is fluid! It's seeping out everywhere and oh god the colors


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:04 PM
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Doesn't #32 invalidate the whole quiz?

Also, I was hoping that there'd be a key to reveal my fun personality type based on the number of yeses I answered.


Posted by: Buttercup | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:12 PM
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Also, anthropological studies have pretty definitively shown that colors are not fluid and color perception identification is pretty universal. This is some pop Sapir-Whorfianism that has been pretty definitively disproved. #academicpedantry #missingthepoint


Posted by: Buttercup | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:15 PM
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#8 sounds hella anti-intellectual to me, and I say that as a stereotypical religion-hatin' internet atheist. (Also, linking to a dictionary definition? Yeah.)

#6 is strange, although perhaps it's making some sort of distinction between jealousy and envy. I'm sure I would understand if I went to Mirriam-Webster.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:24 PM
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I think her name is Miriam Webster.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:29 PM
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#30, my friend. Possibly also spell-correct.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:30 PM
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Merman Webster, the lexographer of the sea.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:35 PM
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I should probably sleep.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:36 PM
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Merman Webster

There's no business like word business.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:39 PM
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#8 is weird in part because of the use of "deconstruct". Yer classical iconoclast isn't doing any abstract philosophizing, y'know.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:41 PM
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Maybe it means the kind of deconstruction you do with a hammer.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:48 PM
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56 is the best.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 8:53 PM
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Happiness is orthogonal to knowledge.

Is this where we finally, in our quoting of every goddamn line in Love & Death get to do "to love is to suffer"?!


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 10:03 PM
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15 is the most obscure programming language joke ever made.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06-15-14 10:42 PM
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63:

It was appreciated.


Posted by: Jean-Yves Girard | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 1:14 AM
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64:

More than that, it was resourceful.


Posted by: Another Jean-Yves Girard | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 1:21 AM
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Do you fail to understand that the meanings inherent or under words, symbols, icons, and colour are fluid and shift?

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to understand that the meanings inherent or under words, symbols, icons, and colour are fluid and shift.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 1:46 AM
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I think it means knowledge is supposed to be circular

And there I thought it meant knowledge was supposed to be multidimensional. Boy do I feel stupid no.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 2:24 AM
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+w


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 2:24 AM
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I'm not taking that quiz unless it will tell me which era David Bowie I am at the end.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 3:21 AM
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The quiz is a bit officious, but it doesn't seem quite so bad. I must be mellowing in my old age.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 5:09 AM
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70: Who are you, and what have you done with flippanter?


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 5:20 AM
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70: Who are you, and what have you done with flippanter?


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 5:20 AM
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Would have done well on Buzzfeed if titled "Which Pop Philosopher are You?"

The answer, of course, would have been randomly selected.


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 5:33 AM
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62: Is this where we finally, in our quoting of every goddamn line in Love & Death get to do "to love is to suffer"?!

I hope you've been getting all of this down.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 5:47 AM
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72: Jetlag, my one weakness!


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 5:55 AM
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68 is, like, totally linear.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 6:08 AM
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I don't know what any of the questions were after about #11, but I'm hoping one of them was "Did you TL;DR this quiz?"


Posted by: Evan | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 1:08 PM
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The tl;dr summary location is filled with "Please like and share this blog."


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 06-16-14 3:04 PM
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Do you engage in exaggerated laughter when you do understand the profoundness of the knowledge offered yet you do not want your followers to engage in the critical thought required as you prefer them to remain an ignorant follower?

duh.


Posted by: cleek | Link to this comment | 06-19-14 8:32 AM
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