Search Results: culture
13 Mar 2007: Science as Culture, and Cultural Depictions Thereof
Politics, Science: science in pop culture, white supremacist capitalist patriarchy · 9 comments
... we learn that science is something that acts on culture, and is important to culture, but is not a part of culture - like rain, or the location of a deposit ...
23 Jun 2013: Osoberry Ossobucco
Food: Indian plum, jam, lamb, meat, osoberries, recipes, Rosaceae · 1 comment
... those undastardly forest fabricators had villeinously vinicultured, and... well. Comparing the trailing blackberry to its cultivated ...
11 May 2011: Car Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Trunk
Politics: bicycles, cars, lifestyles of the privileged minority, privilege · 4 comments
... or privileged/disempowered groups to the next. U.S. culture and infrastructure provide many amenities for car drivers, often at the ...
1 Apr 2009: Employed at Last
Whimsy: April fools, wingnuts · 15 comments
... fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture! My role will be to expand the Institute's existing "Teach the ... ever, it is vital that we act to preserve our car-centric culture, and I hope you will all join me in taking action to strengthen your ...
14 Jan 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 1 comment
... are welcome, photographic or otherwise. Discussions of culture and politics are welcome if they’re desert-related. The one ...
30 Dec 2008: Cell Phones Make You Drive More
Aimless: · 3 comments
... space caseness takes root in an already car-driven culture, it doesn't just irk some crotchety bloggers, it prevents us from ...
1 Sep 2008: The Science of Deliciousness
Aimless: · 9 comments
It might be Labor Day, but summer isn't really over until the blackberries are gone. Since it's harvest season and I'm still on leave from the workforce, I've been spending my time figuring out clever things to do with the bountiful produce of my neighbor ...
15 Jul 2008: Sizzle… fo’ Shizzle?
Aimless: · 1 comment
... There are some mildly amusing jabs at Hollywood celebrity culture, delivered with all the delicate comic timing of a bulldozer. But when ...
28 Jun 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 1 comment
... seismology, soil science, sustainability Speaking of agriculture blogging, I've been meaning to plug two blogs by ag scientists, both of ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... earthquake). The other thing that happened is that car culture came into full swing, and people started designing apartment buildings ...
22 Apr 2008: The Personal is Political, Earth Day Edition
Politics: earth day, environmentalism, feminism · 10 comments
... the end, the root of the problem lies with culture. If we can change the culture, then we may win. If we cannot, then no amount of technology or ... in which to work on the ultimately much harder problem of culture). I've spent more time in the past few years thinking about feminist ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... modern England or speculate about what modern scientific culture might have inherited from the founders of the Royal Society (doing so ... let's not pretend we haven't inherited a certain amount of culture here) it's far more important to be original and thought-provoking than ...
11 Mar 2008: Jello Salad is a Weird Ethnic Food
Aimless: · 21 comments
... stories about Germany or Scandinavia to give myself some culture, I'm not so much critiquing the way the cultural construction of ... idea that the North European-American whitebread mishmash culture I've got either doesn't exist, or isn't "ethnic". I'm not sure what ...
12 Feb 2008: Jim Watson, My Racist Corporate Overlord
Aimless: · 32 comments
... says -isms are pervasive structural problems and Mother Culture is very sneaky with the unwanted memes.) I'm not going to explain why ...
31 Jan 2008: Moving to New Internets
Meta: · 5 comments
... you're interested in my thoughts on geology, the culture of science, or pie, though, you'll need to follow me on over to ...
10 Jan 2008: Saline Injections for Venice?
Science: ground water, subsidence, Venice · 3 comments
... do the opposite of what mid-20th century industry and agriculture did to the city, and pump water into an aquifer underlying the city. ...
29 Aug 2007: Another Year Older, Another Year Fartier
Whimsy: kids today · 5 comments
... been Myanmar. Dilbert has always been ridiculing cubicle culture. Food packaging has always included nutritional labeling. I am ...
13 Jun 2007: Leaking From the Pipeline (Again)
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, grad school, life as a leak, Phi Delta Qoppa · 14 comments
... the health of my various mentor relationships, and the culture of my department. Not in public, thanks. But I've been feeling some ...
Meta, Politics: blogular wanking, feminism, role models · 7 comments
... being. I extend the Golden Rule to my own role in forming culture: I contribute to culture as I would have others contribute, I enforce the social norms that I ...
25 Aug 2006: Am I an Old Fart?
Teaching, Whimsy: college mindset, old fogeyism · 9 comments
... Ringo Starr's status was last an important piece of pop culture in what year, again? Professional athletes have always competed in the ...
10 Jul 2006: Sunday, Day of Links
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics, Science: fascist police states, Joseph Campbell, science studies · 2 comments
... gender lines, the stories that epitomize girlhood in our culture, like girl's moral development itself, is often a mirror rather than an ...
13 Mar 2006: The Rhetoric of Patriarchy
Human Fuzzies, Politics: feminism, patriarchy, rhetorical tactics, words · no comments
... bloggers) we need to look at examples from that subculture. One of the shiniest examples of how I see "patriarchy" used by ...
14 Feb 2006: You Say Patriarchy, I Say Pahtriarchy
Politics: feminisms, patriarchy, rhetorical nit-picking · 4 comments
I won't be participating in Blog Against Sexism Day, because I need no such kicks in the pants to rail against the form of oppression that happens to affect me most. But I'm looking forward to Bitch | Lab's promised entry on why "patriarchy" is a dumb word ...
4 Feb 2006: Easy glide
Human Fuzzies: queerness, swear words · no comments
No one is allowed to stop talking about Brokeback Mountain until the Oscars. Which is fine by me, but only because this reading should score me some points in the House of Applied Queer Theory: The idealization of the Lady (or queer love/assfucking) is ...
31 Jan 2006: Procrastinating Things
Links, Politics: blog carnivals, denmark, offensive humor, patriarchy, psychology, racism, relationships · 3 comments
... The Myth Of Empowerment: Women And The Therapeutic Culture In America, which draws a line straight from the Victorian domestic ...
19 Dec 2005: Happy Whatever
Politics: atheism, Christmas, holidays, religion, secularism, thanksgiving · 6 comments
... checked, the word "secular" meant "nonreligious", not "non-culture-specific". Which means that Twinkletrees can be secular, and so can ... and trees and gifts are frequently misinterpreted by the culture-at-large doesn't mean they are somehow inherently religious artefacts ...
25 Nov 2005: The Shoppingest Friday iTunes iChing of the Year
Whimsy: consumerism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests · no comments
... never managed to make an adequate entrance into consumer culture anyway, so I might as well continue in my deviant hippie ways. Except ...
23 Nov 2005: Own Your Own Conditional Penultimate Paragraphs
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 2 comments
... to claim that I could write a better essay on science culture with a monkey tied behind my back, but I won't make that claim. After ...
16 Nov 2005: On Co-ops and Community
Human Fuzzies, Politics: co-ops, consensus, intentional community · 4 comments
... we're technically run by majority rule, we maintain a culture of consensus-seeking for most house decisions. Consensus doesn't scale ...
14 Nov 2005: Eaten the First Time
Links: anti-racism, Barack Obama, blog carnivals, new holiday, pirates, student parents, women in science, work vs. family · 1 comment
... by means of bigotry one has swallowed from the culture, and subsequently coughed up without thought, always sound so whiny? ...
1 Nov 2005: Plebiscite Time Is Fun Time
Politics: abortion, California ballot propositions, co-op living, MediCal, teacher tenure · 9 comments
... broader role of ballot initiatives in California political culture, exaggerated caricatures of my actual opinions, and total nonsense. I'm ...
23 Oct 2005: Peevishness and Science
Human Fuzzies, Links: pep bands, project management · no comments
Last night I was about the crankiest I've been in a long time, largely as a result of the full-on pep band playing crap arrangements of mid-90s pop tunes outside my window. I mean, I've played in pep bands, I like a lot of pep band music, even at midnight ...
21 Oct 2005: Friday Friday Friday
Whimsy: earthquake prediction, Friday random ten, search requests · no comments
... Bay Area quake is a vital mythic element in modern culture. How aspiring geophysicists fit into the Jungian framework, I don't ...
1 Oct 2005: An Open Letter
Human Fuzzies: bluegrass, Earl Scruggs, marijuana, open letters · 6 comments
... do a better job of segregating your numerous subcultures in the ...
5 Aug 2005: Shark vs. Bear
Whimsy: bears, cultural appropriation, hipsters, sharks, yuppies · 1 comment
... in Buttfuck, Utah: so we can form an authentic wacky nerd culture, uncontaminated by aristocratic sport and Hollywood ...
3 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 0-3
Personal: photoblog · 5 comments
... a digression on some minor point of Icelandic history and culture, of the type you can research at home and drop in just where it will ...
30 Jun 2005: Offloading Tangential Meta-Rape Discussion Gripes
Politics: rape, rhetorical nit-picking, rhetorical tactics, the Pussy Oversoul · no comments
... feminist blogospheric discussion on rape culture endures, and it's quite good, if getting rather meta by now. The ...
3 Jun 2005: Feminist Web Notes
Links, Politics: feminism, rhetorical tactics, the Pussy Oversoul · no comments
Long (and old, but I'm cleaning out the blog folder today) but good discussion at Alas, A Blog about rape and the oh-so-tremendous power wielded by we gatekeepers to the Pussy Oversoul: parts 1, 2, and 3. But it's best encapsulated by this comment from Sam ...
1 Jun 2005: Academic Insecurity Builds Character
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, brain in a jar, impostor syndrome · 6 comments
... far more insightfully about the ways in which academic culture asks us to pretend to be dehumanized brains in jars. Suffice it to say ...
4 May 2005: Penis-Talk Redux
Politics: lifestyles of the privileged minority, masculinity · 11 comments
... a bad thing. It's good to pay attention to problems with culture and embodiedness and blah blah blah, so I still insist that men are ...
18 Apr 2005: Reading Material
Links: anger, environmentalism, gender, kittens, motherhood, pharmacists, theology · 12 comments
... and anger: Our culture has a huge problem with women who do not appear to be happy every hour ...
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: essay contests, googlefu · 3 comments
... charged with a crime. You may be a mixed blessing for agriculture. A long-term care insurance quotes from multiple lenders, even if you ...
31 Mar 2005: Today’s RSS Zeitgeist: Cheapskates
Politics: classism, consumerism, eccentricity, money · 6 comments
... homemade gift? The only way to live affordably in our culture, even on incomes considerably higher than those of these two examples, ... or whatever. These bullshit incentives don't just create a culture of waste and environmental catastrophe; they help perpetuate poverty. ...
27 Feb 2005: More WordPress Babbling
Meta: quizzes · no comments
... little use for the materialism and consumerism of modern culture. You know the value of hard work and try to be self-sufficient as much ...
7 Feb 2005: Monday Links to Stuff
Links: brain drain, Iowa, nerdy jokes · no comments
... First, the phrase " for values of * that" indexes a subculture that includes programmers as well as mathematicians and others. Second, ...
20 Jan 2005: Fantasy Cabinet
Politics: fantasy politics · 9 comments
... of the Interior: Wangari Maathai Secretary of Agriculture: Eliot Coleman Secretary of Commerce: Atrios Secretary of Labor: ...
17 Jan 2005: The Daily Day: MLK Edition
Personal, Politics: colds, Larry Summers, Martin Luther King Jr., mathematics, nurturing, sexism · 4 comments
... liberal culture was more firmly entrenched, wouldn't we all recognize that the failure ...
6 Dec 2004: An N Things Post: N=2, Politics
Links, Politics: gender, US party politics, USDA · no comments
Been meaning to link to two posts as Mousewords on feminism as a frame for the Democratic party: I: bouncing off the marginalization of women in the punditry and II: a succinct followup: You cannot reply to accusations that your side doesn't have a vi ...
21 Sep 2004: Non-Marketing Non-Future
Whimsy: branding, consumer culture · no comments
... in the whole wide office fridge so unaffected by consumer culture. And anyway, yogurt is a crummy product to play this game with, it'd be ...
7 Sep 2004: Happy Arrival Day!
Politics: booze, cultural appropriation, Judaism · 4 comments
... all were Americans" - trinketized caricatures of American culture have certainly found their rightful place in campaign memorabilia but I ...
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... rather should be taken as a serious effort to unite pop culture with the philosophical tradition of silly gedankenexperiments. I ... and technique. Something something popular culture used as a lens for history, stuff. 2. Sex as Ethos In the interests ...
20 Jun 2004: Squid Fan Art: Part N
Links: molluscs · 4 comments
Squid-head woman - did the squid eat her head first? ...
13 Jun 2004: Sunday Review: Things That Are Red
Human Fuzzies: cola, gardening, graphic design, pop, reviews of stuff, Solanaceae, tomatoes · 2 comments
... of escapism, rationalization, and red wagons in popular culture, and how the red wagon under scrutiny is most effective at escaping ...
11 Jun 2004: Water on Black Mesa
Politics: · 4 comments
... litterbug ways!" model of a monolithic Native American culture but don't yield much insight into the technical or political issues ...
13 May 2004: Life of the Mind
Politics: cultural criticism, intellectual elitism, intellectuals, unpaid work · 12 comments
... a discussion on the purpose of liberal arts in broader culture, and how academics and "intellectuals" might nurture or twist the ... etc.], not to disparage them, do not meet American culture's broader needs for preservation and refreshment. ...A salutary ... of students or the preferences of teachers. If American culture needs refreshment, and can't turn to those who continually create what ...
4 May 2004: Garden Post
Personal: car repair, cars, container gardening, gardening, heirloom tomatoes, tomatoes · no comments
... my garden, but that won't stop me from wonking out on horticulture. Also ruminations on tomato variety names and hipster gardening if ...
24 Feb 2004: Petty Consumer Activism
Politics: advertising, Food and Drug Administration, funny, open letters, sexism, soup · 6 comments
... don't blame food packaging for the effects of a complex culture, and I don't really want to spread evangelical feminism among the ...
22 Feb 2004: Le Tutoiement des Blogs
Human Fuzzies: french, net culture · 3 comments
... distinguished person to the (presumably) intimate bloggy-culture seems to have thrown the French for a loop. Not my problem, as I have ...
14 Feb 2004: Lutefisk and Yams
Human Fuzzies: Dr. Seuss, parody, Scandinavia, Vikings · 4 comments
Dr. Seuss meets Ole and Lena jokes: I would not eat them on a raid, I would not eat them with a maid, I would not eat them on a trip, I would not eat them on my ship. I do not like lutefisk and yams. I do not like them, Sven I am. Surely there m ...
24 Jan 2004: Ha ha
Politics: Internet activism, same-sex marriage · 2 comments
So that silly little marriage poll? It failed, miserably, to reflect a particular noxious constituency, and the AFA is disgruntled. Now, Smith says, his organization has had to abandon its goal of taking the poll to Capitol Hill. "We made the decisio ...
25 Nov 2003: Pie Is Fightin’ Words
Food, Human Fuzzies: book reviews, Iowa City, pie, pie shakes · 2 comments
... before this woman bought her first-ever mixing bowl. My culture's sacraments have been carelessly mocked by an outsider, and I'm not ...
14 Nov 2003: Inherent Problems
Personal: cubicle living, domesticity, old fogeyism, quilting · 5 comments
... am partaking of a classic old person's domestic hobby in a culture that values youth and mobility! Rebellion at last! So now I'll kick ...
10 Sep 2003: Epic Immuno-Suppressing Battles
Human Fuzzies: · 6 comments
... trickier. While monkeys and robots duke it out in art and culture, in full view of society, the battle between Hipster and Nerd takes ...
25 Aug 2003: Things I’ve Never Done
Personal: · no comments
I have never laughed so hard and so unexpectedly that stuff spurted out of my nose. This is a problem with a) my sinuses or b) my sense of humor, but which? Tell me, I implore you. I've never been to Burning Man. I'd list that as a reason to quit my job, ...
12 Aug 2003: Erasing Time
Meta, Politics: California politics, elections · 2 comments
... There are at least eight Ph.D. theses on political culture to be written, and enough human interest stories to fuel all the high ...
24 Jun 2003: Am I an Ex-Academic?
Personal: · 3 comments
... what my academically successful friends are doing. The culture of being locked in to an academic career, because that's what smart ...
17 May 2003: If I Were A Matrix: Reloaded Focus Group
Human Fuzzies: movie reviews, sci-fi · 1 comment
... crap. But the scene was fine, it gave us insight into the culture of Zion. Why don't you put in some more drums? You could make them out ...
10 Jan 2003: Stick Up Your Etiquette
Personal: · 1 comment
... me absolutely bonkers. I start off feeling boorish and uncultured, then I realize why, take a hearty dislike to the person on the other ...
23 Sep 2002: Signs of the End Times
Links, Whimsy: Astrid Lindgren, literature · 1 comment
... must, as with the literature of any culture, take an intertextual approach to the literature of Sweden. Swedish, ...
27 Jun 2002: I’m Done! Whee!
Personal, Politics: · 1 comment
... ... (blank stare as I realize once again that pop culture feminism has somewhere gone terribly, terribly wrong) ... look, just ...
1 Mar 2002: rocks and a promise
Meta: puns · 2 comments
... fluffy posts, and pedal-powered airplanes till - agriculture ...and of course I've got waay too many categories, some content ...
21 Feb 2002: Academic Angst
Personal, Teaching: · 3 comments
... enough for my energies without trying to reform a whole subculture, and so of course I keep making little notches of defeat and bitterness ...
22 Jan 2002: hoom, hoom
Politics: · no comments
... holiday about it: we can all feel proud of ourselves as a culture for not having slavery or segregated water fountains, and we can also ...
10 Jan 2002: the cat came back
Personal: culture shock, diary, repatriating · 1 comment
... throughout the afternoon. mmm, ice cream. Homecoming culture shock is still an intermittent thwapping on the inside of my cheeks. ...
28 Dec 2001: More On Malls
Politics: capitalism sucks, malls, urban sprawl · no comments
... stores, and the malls they occupy, are inevitable in a culture that encourages lots of gallivanting around and resettling halfway ...
16 Nov 2001: gobble gobble
Human Fuzzies, Personal: cooking, thanksgiving · no comments
... without ever trying to foist Thanksgiving onto other cultures as well. It's a bit of an unbalanced view, I think. Sure, no starving ...
29 Oct 2001: HT for kunst
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: art criticism, photography, poststructuralism · no comments
... effects of our postmodern industrialized worker bee culture. It is probably* a poststructuralist reading of apophatic discursive ...
Human Fuzzies: liberal guilt, tourism · no comments
... language, or don't speak it well enough to please the Evil Culture Masters (one of these days, thugs from the académie ... I become like-it-or-not a representative of all the pop culture that by virtue of an economic bludgeon has spread round the globe and ...
19 Oct 2001: trains
Personal: · no comments
... all funny. In fact, imagining people as members of their culture's most recent barbaric regime is only funny in Scandinavia. I think ...
15 Oct 2001: No More Mr. Nipple
Whimsy: nipples, wtf · no comments
... been sexualized, commercialized and commodified in our culture, so that they exist (in a sociopolitical sense) only for the men who ...
16 Sep 2001: Salvaged Item #2: a list
Aimless: · no comments
... Blogdex is about the best look into creepy blog subculture that I've seen, and the other site just makes me want to wash my hands ...
6 Sep 2001: outside my window
Personal, Politics: · no comments
... States has a lot to do with this, as does American car culture. As does the fact that I'm sheltered as all ...
20 Aug 2001: please, please
Human Fuzzies: Danish, language quirks, manners · no comments
... with language quirks. The next one, I promise, will be a culture quirk or even a rambling introspection, even if I have to say something ...
26 Jul 2001: Red Pop and Hans Kirk’s The Fishermen
Human Fuzzies: book reviews, pop · 21 comments
... people aren't nearly so puritanical, and the subsequent culture clash. It was an actual, compelling, and subtle portrayal of ...