Archive for March, 2011

It’s Friday, Friday

March 18, 2011

As you know yesterday was Thursday, Thursday, tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes after…wards.

Fire up the auto-tune because it is even lamer than the original: the official Default User Rebecca Black Friday remix. Rebearca Black.

I don’t know about you, but we so excited. Party, Party. Yeah!

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Propaganda

March 17, 2011

I understand that it within everyone’s rights and indeed their interests to present their ideas in the most favorable light. Sometimes, however, it is hard not laugh, laughing being emotionally more calming than outrage, at their efforts.

I recently saw a banner advertisement that warned me Congress was going to raise my costs for using payment cards. The implication of this dire warning was that sneaky politicians were going to levy a new tax or fee. My potential outrage turned to the more calming smile when I realized it was banking propaganda.

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Midsomer Murdered

March 15, 2011

It is a crisis I tell you. I am shocked and appalled. We need to have urgent discussions.

OK, none of that is correct, however it is the response of certain people to comments of a television producer. The producer, Brian True-May shockingly claimed that the shockingly English Midsomer Murders did not need more diversity.

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The Long and Short of It

March 12, 2011

Similar to Captain Capitalism I have noticed discussion regarding the female stated preference for taller males. While I hope this post avoids a Napoleon complex, I will try to keep it short. [God! Who writes this stuff, Rob Delaney?

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Value, Wealth, Money

March 10, 2011

Perhaps the most famous, and over used, economic equation is “money is the root of all evil.” Many on the left will be quick to agree and use it as a way to shun any profit making activity. Those on the right may be quick to fire back with another over used maxim: “greed is good.” Between those two extremes, we have bland corporate claims of creating shareholder wealth and offering customer value. These terms, “value,” “wealth,” or “money” may be used interchangeably but they can mean different things. I would like to propose a way of using them that might make economic discussions clearer, and even answer the question if money really is the root of all evil.

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Emotion versus Logic

March 8, 2011

One of the perils of blogging procrastination is that by the time you write something another writer may have already covered your idea, making you appear a copycat. In my current case I am not sure what feels worse, that I look unoriginal, or I look unoriginal while copying David Brooks.

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Faking It

March 7, 2011

Hawaiian Libertarian has an interesting post on Fake it ’till you make it. It is an interesting topic that crops up in many spheres beside that of game. Here is my take on it.

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