Monthly Archives: February 2013

Plunging Rules (Life Observation Series)

Being a minor or XX chromosome-d seems to impede developing the life skill of plunging.

A low flush toilet (Gerber Toilets, I’m looking at you), that requires five flushes for every #2 is a pile of shit.

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Fun tidbits from session 3, including an interesting ethics and sports situation with Ivan Fernandez and Abel Mutai.

Read this and hack!

Session 3 snap word: phenomenon

Session 3 snap style: In most contexts, use as the subject of a sentence the actor (one that takes action) that a reader expects.  Hence, I argue in this paper.  We can see in this example.  Deontology requires following duty.  NOT, this paper argues.  It is illustrated in this example.  It is deontology that requires following duty.

Sort of on topic is this re-do of the classic Schoolhouse Rock song, “The Tale of Mr. Morton.”

Quick ethics: Is it fair to win in sports when your opponent makes a mistake not of performance but of understanding the rules?

Ivan Fernandez, an emerging Spanish distance runner, could have beat Abel Mutai in a race.  As they entered the last 100 meters or so, Abel thought they had crossed the finish line when they had not in fact.  He eased up on his stride.  Ivan could…

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