Archive for category News

F is for “Effort”

Apparently there are some New England Schools publishing something the media has dubbed the “Effort Roll”. It’s a list of students who did not make the Honor Roll, but get a pat on the back anyway. Now, I consider myself a relatively progressive individual, but I believe wholeheartedly and unequivocally that reason and common sense […]

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The Subtle Art of BS Detection, Part 2: Lies, Damn Lies, Statistics, and the Media

Let’s take another type of BS I’ve heard of late. Statistics. For example, on someone’s Facebook status recently, they said: “Dr. Oz says that 200+ orgasms a year leads to 15-20 added years to your life!” Did you spot it? He really did mention the 200 orgasms, but 15-20 years? Really? If it sounds outlandish, […]

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The Subtle Art of BS Detection, Part 1: Conspiracy Theories

It is better to be too skeptical than too credulous. – Carl Sagan I was fortunate, in my formative years, to have developed what I call a BS Detector. Carl Sagan (quoted above), who is one of my all-time greatest heroes, calls it a “Baloney Detection Kit.” Mine was mostly developed in college I’d say, […]

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We Are Moving!

Update: We moved!  The move went rather smoothly, and I’m extremely happy to be with our new host.  I’m impressed with the speed as well.  I think I’m going to move more of my sites over to ZeHosting for sure.  Thanks to Pierre-Luc for putting up with all of my questions ahead of the move, […]

Jon Stewart is a God Among Men

I’ll let this video speak for itself: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Anchor Management www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Reform http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-march-3-2010/anchor-management

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Rant Alert: If You are Not an Expert, Then Shut Your Cake Hole

I am working my way through How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities (Audiobook) on my iPod. As I listen to it I can’t help but think about the News “experts” who claim to know how to fix the economy. Most of them haven’t even taken so much as an Econ 101 class and […]

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What Would it Take For You?

As someone pointed out on EagleFanCast.net, it’s the name on the front of the jersey we should root for not the name on the back.

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Death and the Joke(s) that Follow(s)…

Originally I intended to write a poignant piece about the death of a grade school class mate. It would have been a touching story that would have reduced you all to tears, but as I sat down to put my thoughts to the keys the media coverage of a certain entertainer’s death has overwhelmed me. […]

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