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You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.
—Clouseau

Nov 232022
 

We have laws against private usury, yet where are the laws against public uxory?

Nov 162022
 

We are pleased when the serious man clowns, dismayed when the clown turns serious.

Oct 312022
 

Automated spell-check is an object lesson in tail risk: it reduces the number of errors, but by attempting to correct them with actual words, renders each a potential catastrophe.

Oct 262022
 

No matter how the world appears to be improving, it always feels like it’s falling apart.

Oct 202022
 

Every group exists by discriminating, and every campaign against its discrimination is a campaign against the group.

Oct 132022
 

All Canadians are experts on American politics in the way all childless people, who experience children mostly as squalling public nuisances, are experts on child-rearing.

Sep 262022
 

At every public lecture the audience, no matter how small, includes at least one member who doesn’t have a question, exactly, more like a comment.