Also on my FB feed…
Burrito thought. is there some sort of Burrito aesthetic I don’t know about? That dictates the ingredients be like in strata inside the burrito? Because I’d rather have more mixing. Why not put all ingredients in a bowl (at like an eatery), THEN nix them and then into burrito. More bite similarity across the eating experience.
Very Sporkful question.
Comment thread from FB:
So, several important themes are here.
1) Why have no burrito joints created this innovation? are there costs to bowls and cleaning that make it not viable?
2) If people want it, why have the markets not provided what we want?
3) Are there proper aesthetics or culinary philosophies guiding burrito creation and consumption?
Found this gem buried in Alan Meyer’s (and Tsui and Hinnings) essay on Configurational Analysis….
The history of life contains “long periods of boredom and short
periods of terror.”
Stephen Jay Gould, The Panda’s Thumb
I realize now this essay for me was a key link from the kind of deterministic quality of pop ecology stuff and the re-emergence of institutional theory point to where I mean to be myself: moving beyond a kind of narrow fit to envronment of contingency theory to one that sees a multivariate and dynamic relationship betwenn an organization,, multiple fields, and complex environments.
Meyer, Tsui, and Hinnigns citation:
Configurational Approaches to Organizational Analysis
Author(s): Alan D. Meyer, Anne S. Tsui, C. R. Hinings
The Academy of Management Journal,
Vol. 36, No. 6 (Dec., 1993), pp. 1175-1195
There are other events to go to, but this looks like an interesting film.
Friend posted this link to a Chronicle of HE article about a study of atheists.
Author of blog post Tom Bartlett headlines his review with this headline:
“Do Atheists Really Believe in God?”
“Do Psychologists Really Believe in Skin Test?”
Meh. I think author’s question about whether any imagined external force, God, Squirrel, Bad Luck makes one “anxious’ is the right one. id they bother trying to figure out if one is an atheist, what they think the statement “I dare God to kill my children” means? Like, right now, I am thinking about this, I am aetheist, and I am thinking “what a shitty thing to happen” and I am aware that there is some external mechanism or cause of the badness. I mean, if God does something bad, it is usually through an agent- a flood, a burning topiary, or a bearded guy. It is not like he shows up like Zeus and bangs some chick for no reason. So, really, maybe the statement reminds us of how there are unknowns out there and it is frightening to think about them. So belief in God is really a fear of the unknown. And so the title could have been “Belief in God is fear of the unknown.” So, interesting study. But like 99.9% of social science, what to make of it depends on interpretation.
See, I am actually working all week.
Two new words…
I am an inveterate neologist…
Here are two…
Not sure if I invented this one or am recycling.
administrivia- trivial tasks associated with coordinating or administrating work; also, can be obscure regulations or rules of administrative bureaucracies.
The administrivia soaked up an hour of time.
procrastiduction/procrastivity/procastiduce: When you avoid doing the most important work (writing) by doing other work (emails to students, grading, upgrading CV).
Yes, well, I did not finish my book. But I wasn’t surfing facebook, I was procrastiducing.
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