Archive for 2010

Net Neutrality. Pfft. »

So now the FCC is in charge of the internet, and Big Brother’s lovers are cheering.  “Big Brother has saved us from a mortal danger that we have been imagining might happen someday!” The generic argument against government regulation should be the default position for anyone even remotely interested in liberty. Laws (and regulations are […]

Welcome to Stupidville »

(Alternate Title: What It Means When I say “Have A Good Day” and Exit The Debate.) I don’t know if stupid people are becoming more plentiful or I’m just getting better at spotting them.  I suspect it’s a little of both. I’m not talking about legitimate differences of opinion here, but sheer stupidity that cannot […]

One Smoke, Good-bye »

According to a new report by the US Surgeon General, smoking just one cigarette can trigger a heart attack.  Dr. Regina Benjamin also claims that even brief exposure to second hand smoke can have the same effect.  She backs up this claim with a list of hundreds of people who have had myocardial infarctions after […]

Note to Retailers »

One side effect of working in retail off and on is my deep hatred of Christmas carols. Most stores play an endless loop of the same ten or twelve songs until you want to stand on the counter and scream “Turn This Crap off!” This reaction is is generally frowned opon by most employers. The […]

Atheists Ain’t Got No Songs »

Until now.

Could You Run This Business? »

Imagine that you had a business with the following business model: The business has been in existence for over 200 years. Your logo and brand name is instantly recognized by approximately 100% of the people in the United States. You have a customer base of over a quarter of a billion people.  Nearly all of […]

TSA Naked Day »

Since it was formed The Theatrical Security Agency has been trying to figure out just how much crap Americans will tolerate before they say “screw it, I’m driving.”  They have heaped inconvenience upon stupidity upon insult upon indignantly, and still we keep flying.  But they may have finally achieved their goal with their full body […]