Monday, August 22, 2011

You Can't Plan a Head

My deblogging will continue through August, at least. As always, I have no plan to blog and no plan not to. Frankly, there is no plan except not having one, and certainly no plan to ever start planning to blog, but rather, to continue following the unplanned plan to the letter.


Blogger vanderleun said...

... Strong letter to follow.

8/22/2011 08:47:00 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

"So what your saying is,
there's a chance."

8/22/2011 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger mushroom said...

You Can't Plan a Head, but you can write on the wall of the stall in one.

8/22/2011 09:11:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

You probably don't need this, but on the off chance it might be useful there was a good article last week at the Art of Manliness blog on plateau busting.

I hope you're having a good break, Bob. As always, whatever you do or don't do in the future, may it be fruitful, but never overly ripe.

8/22/2011 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger Djadja said...

Live in the slack until the slack, once again, lives in you.

8/22/2011 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger mushroom said...

The dangers of watching too much Monty Python

8/22/2011 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger mushroom said...

This means we have an open thread, right?

It takes a real man to rock a skirt.

I'm guessing Americans were hindered by the current White House resident and our recent Weiner-gate. But Slow Joe is making us look, uh, good.

8/22/2011 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Van said...

As was once said by the toppermost of the poppermost,

" ♫ ♪ ♬ Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans ♬ ♪ ♫"

, and which, since I think we can safely say he conclusively proved his point, we should all carpe slackum, and plan to keep an Aye out.

Honest to God, wv offers this for our consideration: phook

8/22/2011 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger mushroom said...

Oops. I didn't realize the Master had already skewered Plugs.

8/22/2011 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Peyton said...


Thanks for keeping up with Manliness. It's a rough job -- which is why most of us men avoid it!


8/22/2011 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger mushroom said...

And speaking of men being different: Instead, boys reported that talking about problems would make them feel "weird" and like they were "wasting time."

The researcher could have saved time and money by watching re-runs of "Leave It To Beaver".

8/22/2011 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Mushroom - you've got wv in teers of laughter.

Re. the guy with the fish, was it an halibut?

Peyton - I like to keep up with things pertaining to manliness; partly because as often as not it's about adultliness (see also "repuberty"), and partly because understanding manliness necessarily helps in understanding womanliness. 'Cuz you can't have one without the other.

8/22/2011 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger mushroom said...

Halibut is a good choice, as would a flailing with flounder.

Personally, I prefer to hit 'em in the bass with a paddlefish.

But the perpetrator appears to have an affinity for carp.

8/22/2011 02:20:00 PM  
Blogger mushroom said...

Manly, yes, but I like it, too.

What this thread needs is a picture of a guy singing to his cat.

8/22/2011 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger Peyton said...

The Chief wanted to read while sitting in the stall, so he installed an electric light. He became the first man to wire a head for a reservation.

8/22/2011 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger mushroom said...

Peyton, you are my kind of person. I'm not sure that's a compliment, but it's true.

8/22/2011 04:38:00 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

It's like irrigation...

8/22/2011 06:31:00 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Actually, I meant aeration.

8/22/2011 06:37:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...


Both are helpful, in their ways...

8/22/2011 06:48:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Speaking of aeration and irrigation...

8/22/2011 07:11:00 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Julie -

Ah... refreshing. I was hoping that somehow both words could be relevant after posting, but that is even better! He's so big! So cute. Thanks for posting... Love that wet, full head of hair. The last photo I saw was about like the one in your profile photo, about that age. Really great to see how he is springing up. Sorry, could not resist the pun...

Btw, I DO hang around kids that I babysit, even today--a 14-month old girl--so hopefully this isn't too gushy (another pun). I remember you mentioned that people who are not around kids much can seem to be deprived. And I do hope to join the crowd sometime, just haven't quite yet.

8/22/2011 07:31:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Thanks! He is definitely growing like a weed :)

I bet you'll be a great mother, when the time comes. Babysitting is so helpful, too - it's a lot easier to be calm about things when you've had practice being around small kids.

Re. the photo, I guess I should update my profile one of these days, but I'm always behind the lens, not in front of it :)

8/22/2011 08:09:00 PM  
Blogger Cond0010 said...

Sometimes it is good for the field to go fallow, Bob.

As with the philosophy of Oriental paintings, there is importance also to the empty spaces.

One must leave room for those times, too.

8/23/2011 01:25:00 AM  
Blogger robinstarfish said...

Duly noted in my Day Unplanner.

8/23/2011 07:19:00 AM  
Blogger JP said...

Anyone else here net short the stock market?

8/23/2011 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger ge said...

Bob Bob Bo-Bob
Fee Fi Mo Mob----Bob!

8/23/2011 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger William said...

For Bob:

8/23/2011 09:24:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Satoshi Kanazawa. The perfect fit for William's level of intelligence.

In March 2011, Kanazawa wrote an article titled, 'Are All Women Essentially Prostitutes?'

In May 2011, popular protests against Kanazawa were provoked by s post written by him asserting that black women are less attractive and intelligent than women from other racial groups.

P.Z. Myers, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Minnesota, has called Kanazawa "the great idiot of social science."

On May 16, 2011, a petition was launched demanding that Psychology Today remove Kanazawa as a contributor to their website and magazine. The petition cites Kanazawa's "discredited research" and "racially biased articles."

The University of London Union Senate, the Union's legislative body representing over 120,000 students, voted unanimously in favor of calling for a campaign for Kanazawa's dismissal. The reasons stated for this call for dismissal include flawed research and unscientific bigotry.

An open letter signed by sixty-eight evolutionary psychologists states that "He has repeatedly been criticised by other academics in his field of research for using poor quality data, inappropriate statistical methods and consistently failing to consider alternative explanations for his results."

In the British Journal of Health Psychology George Ellison wrote that the theory is based on flawed assumptions, questionable data, inappropriate analysis and biased interpretations. Ellison wrote that Kanazawa mistook statistical associations for evidence of causality and falsely concluded that populations in sub-Saharan Africa are less healthy because they are unintelligent and not because they are poor.

"Summarizing the views of other evolutionary psychologists, cognitive scientist of NYU and blogger for Psychology Today, Scott Barry Kaufman asserted that a prominent paper by Kanazawa showed “poor logic, lack of nuance, and blatant disregard for the totality of the evidence."

8/23/2011 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Van said...

willian lisped "why-liberals-are-more-intelligent-conservatives"

Q:Why do dumb asses (literal and political iconography intended) feel the need to tell everyone how smart they are?

A:You don't need a psychology paper to answer that – it’s because they're dumb asses.

8/23/2011 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Psychology Today: For when Television is just too complicated.

8/23/2011 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

The Peter Principle strikes again. He should limit himself to keeping a waiting world apprised of his sluggish bowel movements.

8/23/2011 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Oh, man - I shouldn't have looked. I was hoping you were kidding...

8/23/2011 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Cond0010 said...

Nice Rebuttal to Williams' article, Bob.

Its reminiscent of this very lopsided outcmoe between "Inflictor vs Minifirdge" (Only more so):

Ho ho! No mercy!

8/23/2011 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Re: the Psych Today article...

I didn't read all of it, but it was pretty funny. (And scary and all of that, too.)

8/23/2011 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Ace did an outstanding job of fisking one of these sub-moronic "studies" yesterday.

8/24/2011 07:15:00 AM  
Blogger Cond0010 said...

"Ace did an outstanding job of fisking one of these sub-moronic "studies" yesterday."

It looks like Science has beat out Religion as the last refuge the scroundrel'.

Its a new world...

8/25/2011 12:18:00 AM  

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