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For the memory banks. Minor tweet storm about Trump support and the underlying psyc principles. Starts here: (I can’t generate the embed code on the app it seems. If I can be bothered I’ll update this later with the embedded tweet.)

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Storify: Politics isn’t politics

[View the story “Politics isn’t politics.” on Storify]

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Football Game & Eric Garner

Podcast confluence today. I listened to this: You Are Not So Smart episode 41, which opens with a discussion of a divisive Ivy League football match in 1951, and the studies where students from the two schools watched tape of the match and simply couldn’t see their own side’s poor behaviour but were really quick […]

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Chekhov’s Dissonance

Observation: Chekhov’s gun is to fiction as cognitive dissonance is to life. (The above probably needs to simmer for a while to reduce into something pithier, but I think the recipe is right.) (Emerged from an extremely lengthy ramble about a larp game I played on the weekend, which the foolhardy among you can find […]

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How Wrongness Happens

The BBC: Photos uncovered by the National Archives show how the police spied on the suffragettes. These covert images – perhaps the UK’s first spy pictures – have gone on display to mark the centenary of the votes-for-women movement. Ninety years ago, a Scotland Yard detective submitted an unusual equipment request. It was passed up […]

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