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vive la insurrection Posted: Wed, Feb 1 2012 9:30 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handedness_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper_orientation

 

 

Also notice how there are 50 different in depth articles on various pieces of equipment on Batman like the utility belt, batmobile, bat suit etc.

 

I love the internet

 

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Left-handed people are secretly ruling the world. It's a conspiracy!

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Ariticles we should do:

 

Ron Paul's car

Ron Paul's Belt

TV apperances of Ron Paul

Handiness of economists

Luwig von Mises in pop culture (ex: http://mises.org/books/batman/)

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Do not forget "Orientation of 'The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money'".

Oh, wait, this is just a special case of the article you mentioned... :)

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Merlin replied on Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:14 AM

The ultimate real-life example of emerging order. All hail Wikipedia!

The Regression theorem is a memetic equivalent of the Theory of Evolution. To say that the former precludes the free emergence of fiat currencies makes no more sense that to hold that the latter precludes the natural emergence of multicellular organisms.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_that_most_frequently_use_the_word_%22fuck%22

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Cortes replied on Mon, Mar 19 2012 9:11 PM

Wikipedia's great... except for megalomaniac, militant, absolutely humorless editors who form wikipedia editcults, turning many contentious articles into their little internet juntas that only echo their point of view. (too many examples of this, biggest that comes to mind is that global warmist zealot dude)

Kind of a nice microcosm reflecting our society really. Planned chaos (crazy wiki editor cults) vs Emerging order (the rest of the damn internet using it)

Otherwise yaayy wikipedia...

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Thanks for posting those links, John. Very interesting.

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Cortes replied on Wed, Mar 21 2012 10:12 PM

I find hilarious the inherent absurdity of "WP:NPOV". I have wasted far too much time going through talk page comment wars of contentious articles and seeing all the bickering sides hold its torch and pander to it like some vague Holy Grail. What a bludgeon for abuse that concept has become.

This comment on Tucker's Mises blog entry (btw, "Potentional"? lol) is quite succinct (no idea if Jimmy Wales actually is an Objectivist. That would be hilarious):

 

 

this wales fellow, an objectivist, got the idea that you could design and implement a formal system which would encompass liberty. that’s right: freedom by prescription.

the creators are forced to go so far as to fashion ridiculous orwellian concepts such as “NPOV” which basically means “play semantic games to ensure that an article’s POV does not look like one.” unfortunately, the choice of which facts to include is itself one made subjectively. POV is inescapable, unless entirely meaningless, in which case, why bother trying to eradicate it?

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Yeah, he is, apparently.

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A critical analysis of hipsterdom.

My favorite quote:

"Both groups, meanwhile, look down on the couch-­surfing, old-clothes-wearing hipsters who seem most authentic but are also often the most socially precarious — the lower-middle-class young, moving up through style, but with no backstop of parental culture or family capital."

I want to see an austrian analysis of cultural capital in the hipster sub-culture.

they said we would have an unfair fun advantage

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That is nowhere near as amazing as the 3 archived pages of endless discussion and debates that went on to see the page you read now

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The talk pages are a real treat.  There's an argument about whether hipsters can be libertarians!

they said we would have an unfair fun advantage

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There's an argument about whether hipsters can be libertarians!

 

I wonder if in today's world Ayn Rand would call us "the hipsters of the right"

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