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“Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can’t afford the time to think.”

– Noam Chomsky (via suddenlyalive)

theworldsgame:

Not much movement in this month’s updated FIFA rankings, but a mysterious three-slot drop for the USA? What’s up with that?
Thoughts on the rankings?

BREAKING: Colombia is still the 4th best soccer team in the WORLD. :D

theworldsgame:

Not much movement in this month’s updated FIFA rankings, but a mysterious three-slot drop for the USA? What’s up with that?

Thoughts on the rankings?

BREAKING: Colombia is still the 4th best soccer team in the WORLD. :D

Kind of amazing how you can date yourself with the Robin Williams era you most identify with. If you’re curious about mine, I’m old enough to have been weaned on Mork & Mindy (on syndication though!), had my imagination sparked by Popeye, and wished I’d had a dad as committed to his kids as Mrs. Doubtfire or a shrink as awesome as (good) Will Hunting’s.

I was really intrigued recently when I saw him on an episode of Louie, S3. It was an uncharacteristically quiet Williams that I hope we’d see more of. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Guess I’ll wrap up this 1AM ramble by saying I hope he’s found peace.