aléatoire 文法練習
  • 「かな」
    • 含意が知ることが出来るかな。
  • 「も」
    • 一回も自転車の事故はない。
  • 「おう」
    • 宇宙人が会うつもりで宇宙に行こう。
    • おもちゃの兵隊の電池を含もう。
Some things I noticed 05/14/2020:
  1. “People who once upon a time command civil office, now restrains itself for just two things: bread and circuses” – Juvenal
  2. can’t even fight in peace anymore without being a Jeff Goldblum doppelgänger on the net 🤣
  3. On Thomas Piketty’s Capital and Ideology
    • “Under typical conditions, the rate of return on wealth exceeds the economy’s rate of growth”
    • “It is bleak to imagine that the most clearly-proved way of reducing inequality is to have a gigantic world war”
    • “I insist that the realm of ideas, the political-ideological sphere, is truly autonomous”
    • “wealth claims can easily be established in areas that have no clear relationship to production at all”
  4. On Barry Gewen’s The Inevitability of Tragedy re: Henry Kissinger
    • “Only if you do not ‘calculate’ will you really have the freedom which distinguishes you from the little people.”
    • “victors ransacked history for analogies to gild their triumphs, while the vanquished sought out the historical causes of their misfortune”
  5. If you hesitate a single day, our daily clock may stop for a month.
  6. If deflation becomes embedded in the economy, it can be difficult to uproot
  7. What happened to him? He just stepped aside and we don’t see him anymore.
  8. Dolores Abernathy sings to Clementine Pennyfeather’s piano playing
  9. Rodrigo y Gabriela: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
  10. Superman – Goldfinger

Tricky Dicky

Day 9 of the rewrites. It gets worse.


I fell into the quicksand of talking about writing as if one is already in the future. I assumed humans have agency and that one’s actions could affect the future. But no one is capable of self-fulfilling a prophecy. That is, unless one backdates it after the event, claiming foreknowledge afterwards. Isn’t this how most of the so-called prophecies of the past actually came to be?

Some very intelligent people believe that all possible things are happening at once. In some all encompassing dimension, all hypotheticals, subjunctives, and options are real. All the possible possibilities are windows to a growing number of branching worlds. If so, there is a non-zero chance there’s a world where one actually wrote a self-projection. That is, writing a self-reflection of one’s future self and it actually coming true.

Of course, I only know of this from philosophers who justify their existence on podcasts. They need to, because what is the use of thinking about these things anyway?

My thoughts are now on how card guessing games work. Also, how probability has weird features that could nudge people to believe prescience. This whole writeup is already too long though, so I’ll climb out of this quicksand tomorrow.

Enough for today.


After these rewrites, I should stick to posting the Some Things I Noticed Section. Weird that it took me this long to notice that.

Some things I noticed 02/02/2020:
  1. controversial to those who impugn controversy
  2. differently colored wheelbarrows are fine too
  3. Nixon and Kissinger practiced eating with chopsticks.
  4. Positive thoughts
  5. This we call pinggá
  6. Yagyag! Ay di nagpanumbi!