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"If you could speak to animals, which animals would you want to talk to?"/"Deep-sea fish."

From "The Stylist Embracing Messy Hair/Meet Dylan Chavles." Just a New York Magazine set of questions for a person, this one happening to be a hair stylist who stole the idea that I had when I was 10. I became famous in my own fantasy as the designer of The Mess-Up, the brilliant new approach to hairstyling done by messing it up.And I'm also pretty sure that deep sea fish have nothing interesting to say. You know, they're under a lot of pressure, but they don't even notice.ADDED: There's always ...
Tags: Law, New York Magazine, Hairstyles, Wittgenstein, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Animals Are Jerks

"So, then, how much suffering and death of nonhuman life would we be willing to countenance to save Shakespeare, our sciences and so forth?"

"Unless we believe there is such a profound moral gap between the status of human and nonhuman animals, whatever reasonable answer we come up with will be well surpassed by the harm and suffering we inflict upon animals. There is just too much torment wreaked upon too many animals and too certain a prospect that this is going to continue and probably increase; it would overwhelm anything we might place on the other side of the ledger.... One might ask here whether, given this view, it would also...
Tags: Law, Empathy, Philosophy, Shakespeare, Todd May, Ann Althouse, Animals Are Jerks

"Yeah, they’ve been fighting and killing each other. They have mole-rat wars to determine who’s going to be the queen..."

".. or who’s going to breed with the queen. We’re hoping things will calm down a little bit now." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Rats, Ann Althouse, Animals Are Jerks

For the annals of civility.

The problem with this tweet is that you are a foul, disgusting liar and a stain on American public life. The stench of your deceit and your views pollutes your district, your state, your party, and the United States. — John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) December 16, 2018 I had to look up whether John Podhoretz has expressed pieties about civility. I found this quote: "I think making a pretense of civility toward Eric Alterman is like making a pretense of civility to a scorpi...
Tags: Law, Metaphor, United States, Civil War, Trump, John Podhoretz, Weekly Standard, Steve King, Podhoretz, Ann Althouse, Civility Bullshit, Animals Are Jerks, Eric Alterman