Monthly Archives: December 2012

Best of 2012

The Axis of Ego’s second year was a productive one.  This is the 105th and final post of the year, which averages out to a hair over two pieces per week.  Not a bad clip.  As of this writing, the … Continue reading

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Science < Ideology

The last few weeks have provided a veritable cornucopia of off-base commentary and unsophisticated political thought.  From David Dow’s call to impeach Antonin Scalia, to today’s suggestion by the NRA of armed guards in every school, to myriad pundits who have … Continue reading

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Childhood Wish Fulfillment (and Why Movie Theaters Are Doomed)

Tomorrow, December 18th, marks the release of the Neo Geo X, a handheld re-imagining of the Neo Geo video game system. The original Neo Geo (or, more properly, the Neo Geo AVS) was a home console designed and manufactured by … Continue reading

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Culture Trumps All

I was a political science major in college, and many of the upper-level classes in my major dealt specifically with electoral law.  American electoral law, British electoral law, continental European electoral law, comparative electoral law.  I studied systems used by … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping = Complete

Divining gift ideas gets less fun and more difficult as we get older.  One reason for this phenomenon is that people get grandfathered into our gift-giving list for years after we stop seeing them on a regular basis.  Of the … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 12/6/12

30 Rock won back its crown (with a wedding episode, no less!), turning back a decent effort from The Office and a mediocre League.  I hate writing these intro parts, so let’s just dive right in, shall we? We get … Continue reading

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Good Cause, Bad Slogan

The burden of being Tom Garrett extends beyond my profound lack of social interaction, incompetence at parallel parking, and maintenance of an inexplicably-large retro video game collection (although it occurs to me that the former and the latter points may … Continue reading

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