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Social Dynamics and the Politics of Helping People

0r How to not be "Helpy." The other day I was at an outdoor cafe and witnessed a scene that bothered me. A woman was sitting at a nearby table with a small dog of the inveterately yappy variety. A family passed by trailing kids of various ages. The dog took exception to this, sprang… Continue reading Social Dynamics and the Politics of Helping People

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The Unheimliche Maneuver

New Crimson Peak trailer has me (and the rest of certain corners of fandom) swooning into a puddle of unf. I know I was overcome by a fit of hysteria and desirous of a visit to a physician to have my condition treated with one of those newfangled vibrating devices.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zBlG8Lv01k   I was… Continue reading The Unheimliche Maneuver