What I’m watching/reading/listening to: Legion (the FX tv show)! David Lynch! Wes Andeson! Stanley Kubrick! Terrance Mallick! Pink Floyd! Mix in a bit of this and a bit of that and some amazing writing and this is what you get!
Weekly bits: Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. -Bertrand Russell. Did you know that trying to convince someone that they’re wrong, even if and especially if you have overwhelming evidence, often backfires and makes that belief even more entrenched. Here’re some techniques to help fight that. And in case you think you’re somehow immune to the backfire effect…you’re probably not.
Quote o’ the week: Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids. -East of Eden”
Song o’ the week: Erin and Her Cello. You gotta love a song that rhymes “you” with “poo”!