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Ku Hye-sun

Six Months. I Made It Six Months But I Fell Off the Korean Bandwagon … I’m 15 Hours Into 꽃보다 남자;

I’ve never smoked.  I hate the taste of alcohol.  I’ve never done drugs.  I did well in school and became successful at an early age.  I save way more than I spend, growing my family’s investments every year.  I’m far more productive than the typical person in my country.  Specifically, the average American spends a staggering…

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Cool Words

Yeah, Right

Many decades ago, Oxford Philosophy of Language Professor J.L. Austin and Columbia philosopher Sidney Morgenbesser reportedly had this exchange: “In English,” Professor Austin said, “a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn’t a single language, not one, in which a double positive can…

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Alanis Morissette Ironic YouTube

The 4 Types of Irony You’ll Likely Encounter in Modern Life

Irony is one of those words you see misused all over the place.  Most people think they know what it means, but they don’t.  It’s irritating to those who care about the spirit of words, and has even prompted New York Times articles discussing the constant abuse the term endures at the hands of society.  To spot, and utilize, irony, requires, as the paper puts it, “sophisticated writing” that the author “counts on the reader to recognize”.  It takes skill.  It is going to go over most people’s head a lot of the time.

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Superman Man of Steel Henry Cavill

Reflections on Superman and Mickey Mouse

I was reading a film review by actor James Franco of the new Superman movie, which I saw at the midnight premier right before I hopped on the flight out to California for the weekend.  My family wanted to go, and I’ve always like Henry Cavill’s work since the adaptation of the seminal work of Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo, so I thought it would be fun.  When we were in the theater, the talk turned to the actual character of Superman.

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Joan

I Forgot How Much I Loathe Don Draper in Mad Men

While I’ve been working the past week or so, I’ve wanted some background noise so I loaded Netflix and began watching the 5th season of Mad Men, which I hadn’t started, yet.  I forgot how much I truly hate Don Draper.  I feel … contempt.  I loathe – that’s a rare sentiment for me but accurate, loathe – everything about him; how he treats people, how he betrays, without knowledge or consent, the women to whom he has made a commitment and whom love him, how he refuses to open himself up to others about his past or live in any sort of authentic or honest way with his family.

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