Oh, Ayn Rand! For some, she is a beacon of wisdom! She is the founder of the philosophy of objectivism and graced humankind with her teachings! Her beliefs are the very embodiment of American ideals! She even has two official fan clubs, the Ayn Rand Institute and the Atlas Society. Dear Ayn Rand. How some revere thee. Read More Gif Party: How I Feel about Ayn Rand
Here’s what we read this week:
We always like sharing links to other interesting places on the Internet frontier, but I’m especially proud of the depth, scope, and randomness of the list behind the cut. Read More You Complete Me, Internet: Ooh! Shiny! Edition
Last time on Mad Men:
We were more than half-finished with the season!
Joan went on a trip and left Roger feeling whiny, so he drank all of Don’s booze and fondled his wife, so Don made him puke oysters in front of some political bigwigs. Peggy continued to work two jobs with no extra pay and even less respect. Oh, and Betty slapped a bitch up in the supermarket. Read More Mad Men: “The Hobo Code” for This Guy’s a Jerk
We like to fancy ourselves as bookish and clever around here, as we advertise right up top. Today, instead of talking about writers I love or relishing one of my favorites, I’ve decided to dish a little dirt. After the break, a Very Biased List of who I consider to be The Worst Published Writers in the World. Read More Cerebus Chow: Writers Who Shouldn’t Have
In researching this topic, what I found most interesting was how many searches for famous or notable teachers came up with a list of dead white men. The only women listed in the first several lists I saw were Maria Montessori and Ayn Rand. Since I know there are hundreds of remarkable women who taught at some point in their lifetime, white women and women of color alike, I dug deeper. Read More Badass Ladies of History: Ten Teachers Who Made the World Better