Snark and Deep Philosophy and Shit

Posted on January 4, 2014 by richardgoulter
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Read the comments, too. (Except for the one about Obamacare? I’m not sure how that one got in there..).
If you have time, perhaps even go so far as to read the opinion piece about Scocca wrote. Seems to be quite long without saying much, though.
There are some interesting viewpoints.
It’s easy to agree (or disagree) with a viewpoint, but trickier to see conflicting viewpoints and synthesize a view which pleases most, right?

This stuff is kindof interesting.
There internet offers many avenues for ‘interesting’ things to provoke thought, sure.

I’m quite the fanatic, sometimes. Or perhaps all the time.
Reading GoodReads reviews is a mixed bag for me. Sometimes I’ll whole-heartedly agree, “YES!”, a review loved all the things I loved. :-) Sometimes it’s quite the opposite, and I’ll get annoyed at how much someone disliked a book I liked (or liked a book a disliked. ;-) ).
Sadly, I fall for the trap of thinking that whatever I read first/early is the view held by the consensus. (Might as well, right?).
– But GoodReads relates to the above, as a review site you’ll be hard-pressed to guess, since some of those reviews which pissed me off on GoodReads have been snarky as hell.

Seeing as you’re just as good an authority as I in terms of extracting gold from the opinion piece and its comments, we might as well leave each ourselves to it..

But some of the points/questions raised are worth highlighting. (In no particular order).

Hmm, hmm.

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