You can check out any time you want, but …

by John Holbo on December 16, 2013

The ads Google serves up when you are searching for philosophy terms are often a bit odd.


The service is iffy, the staff are surly, but 80% off is pretty good! What’s the alternative, when you get right down to it?



nnyhav 12.16.13 at 4:50 am

odd, I get underwear, swimwear, beachware and gymware for men

oh well to each his own


John Holbo 12.16.13 at 5:20 am

I think Montaigne often wore Modus Vivendi brand underwear:

“The indocile liberty of this member is very remarkable, so importunately unruly in its tumidity and impatience, when we do not require it, and so unseasonably disobedient, when we stand most in need of it: so imperiously contesting in authority with the will, and with so much haughty obstinacy denying all solicitation, both of hand and mind.”


Ben 12.16.13 at 9:57 am

The name of the firm that handled my divorce was Modus, Vev and Dee


Niall McAuley 12.16.13 at 12:17 pm

I wanted to stay at the Hilton, my wife wanted to stay at a charming B7B, but we finished up staying at the…


Nick Z 12.16.13 at 1:42 pm

The queue for the free continental breakfast at HMV, however, remains agonistic. The hotel manager, one J. Habermas, tells me that they’re working on it.


Belle Waring 12.16.13 at 2:07 pm

Yes but Nick, I think there may simply be something about the nature of acquiring continental breakfast at the Hotel MV that requires these agonistic tendencies, however violent and reminiscent of The Drones Club the rolls-throwing may look to an outsider. The question is really, how may we best fight for a place in line for the continental breakfast?


Lawrence Stuart 12.16.13 at 3:21 pm

Ya’ll is wrong about the breakfast. The line up is for the gnosis check at the door. Then it’s all soul food buffet, my sisters and brothers.


AJ 12.17.13 at 12:52 am

> odd, I get underwear, swimwear, beachware and gymware for men
In America, we get underwear and swimwear. In Singapore, they get hotels in Europe. You get all the way from lowest common denominator to highest aspiration in SG. We Americans, we is being ‘geographically profiled’ by AdWords.

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