n. infantile pattern of suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between incisor teeth or between alveolar ridges during initial stage of swallowing (if persistent can lead to various dental abnormalities) v. [content removed due to Bush campaign to clean up the internet] n. act of nyah-nyah v. pursuing with relentless abandon the need to masticate and thrust the world into every bodily incarnation in order to transform it, via the act of salivation, into nutritive agency

Thursday, April 07, 2011

i don't get it

"We care less about things that are more complex. If we can't fit loss of lives into a simple narrative, we care less about them." -- Poly-sci dude from Yale, Jason Stearns, in an interview with NPR's Greenblatt.

Why would we care less about things that are more complex? Or more about simple narratives? Is that true? Why? ('simple narratives' seem more boring to me, among other things... so, I don't get it.)
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