Matthew Phelan
matthew-phelan
6/4/18
11:49 AM
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You can still use a modest bit of toilet paper (to dry off your newly clean butt, after you buy a bidet).

3/1/18
12:43 PM
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I thought the cold open was a little ham-fisted too, but I think there was a novel thread running throughout, driving home the idea that the biggest threats from AI come not from their potential sentience or apocalyptic unintended consequences, like Elon Musk’s frequent paper clip analogy, but from the fact that Read more

2/23/18
12:14 PM
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Judging from those sleazy texts in Making a Murderer, it’s actually not that hard to get unprecedented access to District Attorney Ken Kratz. Hey-YOOOOOOOOO! Up top!

2/2/18
2:39 PM
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This is the most unimportant comment I’ve ever written (maybe), but I forgave Chipotle almost immediately. Nom, nom, nom, nom, nom.

10/10/17
3:08 AM
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Friendly Counter-Point: Every successful intervention that Elon Musk stages into a field that has been traditionally dominated by the bureaucratic institutions of a democratically-elected society (be it space exploration, climate change, or the electric grid) is a net benefit for “the Libertarian Idea” that every Read more

3/22/17
1:31 PM
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I have always wondered if I should go back and check out FX’s Golden Globe award-winning police drama “Da Shee-uwd.”(This was a fun post to read, also. Thank you.)

3/1/17
4:03 PM
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I just wanna thank you for taking the time to expertly paint that dystopian portrait of modern military life. (Your main point is duly noted too!)

3/1/17
2:18 PM
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Pink Skull is correct here. If the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had been waged by conscripted troops instead of ROTC kids and outright mercs, the War on Terror would be over by now. There’d be like a Weather Underground-esque wing of Anonymous under FBI and DHS investigation. Mass protests in D.C. on the reg. Etc.

1/19/17
4:04 PM
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I think if everyone thought about this real hard, they would all agree with me that Peri Gilpin (who played Roz on Frasier) is the only woman who could reasonably step in to replace Carrie as Leia.

9/8/16
11:29 PM
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This was great. I’m glad you wrote this. I wish I had something more to add, other than: I like imagining all the posts on the Concourse as monologues people are delivering while on line for expensive baseball stadium concessions, hot dog sweat in the air, stale beer and weird human smells emanating from the concrete Read more

6/9/16
4:00 PM
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I had a couple (2-3) of these over the course of 2015, for what it’s worth. “You are not alone,” etc. There’s something really bracing and corrective about just seeing “suicide hotlines,” “good suicide hotlines,” “suicide hotlines w chill vibes” in your search engine’s autocomplete for a while. Best wishes. Stay cool. Read more

3/28/16
11:50 AM
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In terms of suspense, this Jon Lovitz reveal was like a horror movie (or, at the very least, some uncomfortable UK-style cringe comedy.)