Category Archives: Hatboy’s Nuggets of Crispy-Fried Wisdom

A Shallow Dive into Deep Waters

Day 42. 106 pages, 48,176 words. A wise person once said that social media is so distressing because what we see of everyone else (and what we share of ourselves) is a Greatest Hits reel, while the reality that sticks … Continue reading

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The Big Weekender of Meta Reviews, Part 3: No, Really, Is Star Wars Dead?

Day 40. 99 pages, 44,958 words. Here’s what I really don’t get about the hate Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi has gotten: The scene in the casino. Everyone seems to want to dump on it. Now, could the … Continue reading

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The Big Weekender of Meta Reviews, Part 2: Red Letter Media’s Turn

Day 39. 99 pages, 44,958 words. So there was an interesting thread on Twitter the other day, basically calling out Red Letter Media with some pretty specific and pretty damning criticisms. In honor of Red Letter Media's "review" of THE … Continue reading

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The Sorry Case of the Truck Full of Shoes

Day 36. 96 pages, 43,197 words. Here’s another incident I only just heard about, because of what was in my opinion a really big-hearted and mature backlash to said incident. In the midst of a season characterised by high levels … Continue reading

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Schadenfräulein, Cola Fanta and Other Random Stuff

Day 35. 91 pages, 40,763 words. Yesterday afternoon I was mostly entertaining myself with schadenfreude (and, yes, unangebracht freude), over Laura Huhtasaari’s plagiarised Master’s thesis. It’s a very small and petty thing and it doesn’t actually matter, since the university isn’t pursuing it … Continue reading

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The Rules

Day 30. 83 pages, 38,803 words. Okay, I know I’ve been dumping on Jordan Peterson a bit since learning who he is, but this video is hilarious and quickly veers off the Peterson topic. Which is fine with me because … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement

Day 27. 81 pages, 36,717 words. One year ago (Saturday), Turku Finland was the unhappy site of a criminal assault, a terrorist attack resulting in the deaths of two women. The following is a public service announcement regarding this tragic event. … Continue reading

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