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Khatzumoto, You Say to Imitate Japanese People Faithfully, But Why Do You Overuse Kanji? Isn’t That a Bit of Hypocrisy? Also, Why Are Your Thighs so Thick? It Doesn’t Really Seem Appropriate for a “Heterosexual” Man? Could You Do Me a Favor and Never Wear Shorts Again?

This is a question I get a lot. The kanji question, I mean. The other ones I will not dignify with an answer! OK, so two reasons: Deliberate Overtraining. Personal Taste Bordering on Activisim Let’s talk about overtraining first. Do you know why Kenyan long distance runners are so good? It’s not genes, I’m afraid.…

The Problem with Conspiracy Theories…

…isn’t that they’re not true: it’s that they’re not useful. Not actionable. Not empowering. Not falsifiable. “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.” Frank Herbert Do people conspire? Yes. Do governments lie? On the daily. So…

Language is Messy and So Should You!

A short time ago, I was on a trip with some friends. We rented a small house together and hung out. And one morning, while all of us were in the kitchen, I re-realized [not a typo] something about myself, namely that: I don’t like things half-done. So when I see someone cooking and trying…