Sunday, December 26, 2010

What I'm reading

Ken Robinson on "Changing education paradigms":

"This is deep in the gene pool of public education, the idea that there are really two types of people: academic and non-academic, smart people and non-smart people. And a consequence of that is that many brilliant people think they're not, because they've been judged against this particular view of the mind."

Rep. Barney Frank smacks down a reporter from a Christian news outlet about the issue obsessing all opponents to the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell-- "omg what about the showers!"

Some DADT Q&A by Ari Ezra Waldman.

Pat Robertson wants to decriminalize marijuana, and the loony tunes commenters at The Blaze agree, while failing to understand that it's mostly the fault of people just like them that it's still illegal.

Warren reviews the year's best and worst albums at Aural Eyes. The Top Ten are here.

Lisa of Naked Conversations discusses a different strain of "mean girls" that she hadn't considered before:

...[Y]our average guy in a gym might—and everyone’s qualifying here, because this is just so messy and awful that we’re all bound to hurt each other’s feelings, and there’s no help for it—just might, see a cute girl dressed in somewhat provocative gym-wear who is also ignoring his (obvious?) desire and decide that she’s deliberately provoking, teasing, him, just to be mean. Who knows, maybe we up the ante if she’s at a night club in something skimpy and she dances with him. Maybe we don’t. I don’t fucking know. None of us really do, I imagine. And nobody seems to be talking about it, which seems to me to be the real problem.

Have you read, seen, or heard anything interesting lately? Link to it in the comments!