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By tigtog on April 4, 2014
The common-sense notion that liars betray themselves through body language appears to be little more than a cultural fiction
By tigtog on July 13, 2013
Captain Jack makes everything better.
By tigtog on January 24, 2013
I see it all the time, both online and off – Person X writes/says something, Person Y says “gee, what you just said/did was kinda *ist” and Person X comes back with “how dare you call me a *ist” (or Person Z butts in with “how dare you call X a *ist”) .
But behaviour is never a fully accurate reflection of character. Bad habits we engage in unthinkingly don’t necessarily make us generally bad people or even generally thoughtless people, but this tends to be the reaction to having those bad habits challenged as marginalising behaviours – that the challenger is calling us a bad person.
The point is that this one particular act that is being criticised has problematic cultural assumptions embedded within it, and those problematic cultural assumptions are what need to be challenged.
By tigtog on December 21, 2012
Of course The Doctor will save us – how else can we watch this year’s Xmas special? Or go and see The Hobbit on Boxing Day?
By tigtog on September 26, 2012
James Bond and Indiana Jones in the Wild West versus aliens with frickin’ lasers – but what was missing?
By tigtog on November 28, 2011
The Keep Calm trope has regularly upped my chuff levels, and I had a sudden bout of WWED, realising that Mrs Peel would definitely do her bit, so here you go:
By tigtog on January 9, 2010
I’m putting together a reference page for some of the handy dandy jargon phrases we know and love on these tubal internets, but which we also have to explain fairly often to people who haven’t heard them before. So far (pre-coffee) I’ve listed (and linked to explanations) these: Bechdel Test / Bechdel-Wallace Rule (aka Mo […]