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Like the postmodernism generator, but funnier

Good news for pomophobes, Julian Baggini has a new game poking fun at certain critical postures in academia: Žižuku. I much prefer this to the postmodernism generator as a satirical tool. The postmodernism generator is something that follows language rules to produce...

The five best Police Academy Films

I had a surprisingly busy day today so here’s the meme I’ve been working on: The Five Best Police Academy films. 1) Police Academy 2 – Their First Assignment Jerry Paris, the genius behind other social commentaries like Happy Days took the...

The Little Professor is being Critical

Le Penseur. Photo by Mark Paciga. There have been two interesting posts on the subject of theory in literature studies, but which are probably relevant to many of the social sciences. The Little Professor has a long but rewarding post Critical which tackles an article...

Shopping for Philosophy II: This time it’s personal

Is this where I lose the plot? One reason for rejecting critical theory as used by many archaeologists is that I cannot take it seriously. A helpful book I read was Intellectual Impostures by Sokal and Bricmont. Not because it gave me an excuse to ignore a large body...