Pity the illiterate (a person who cannot read), for they are missing out on the most crucial aspect of human life, the passing on of information, knowledge and stories in the form of graphic symbols, properly arranged to impart wisdom. Do not pity the alliterate (a person who knows how to read but chooses not to, whether through ignorance, laziness, or just plain idiocy), for they are sucking leeches on society, dragging down the collective consciousness with their lowest-common-denominator thoughts. While we may be glad that these dumbfucks leave little in the public record, since they probably do not write either, they do impart their unceasing ignorance to their offspring, leaving behind more alliterate idiots whose sole reading experience comes from checking the TV listings. Thank Mario you are not one of them.
Loop Quantum Cosmology - Bye Bye Big Bang? - ( Anil Ananthaswami - New Scientist )
Tintin Sucks, But The Europeans Love Him - ( The Economist )
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Be Nice To The Countries That Lend You Money - ( James Fallows - The Atlantic )
Time After Time: Rhythms of Life-The Biological Clocks that Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing - ( Oren Harman - The New Republic )
Why Music?: Biologists are addressing one of humanity’s strangest attributes, its all-singing, all-dancing culture - ( The Economist )