Inherently Different

surviving the survivors

I have written previously about survival mechanisms. Survival mechanisms are the emotions/skills/mental states/instincts that we rely on when something bad/life threatening happens. By any measure, the way we function when the survival mechanisms kick in is who we REALLY are. Most adults have waded through tragedy on the way to becoming adults. Although those tragedies … Read more

hammer time

“Yes . . . F—ING Yes!!! I LOVE MY JOB, it takes everything reckless and deviant and heathenistic (sic) and just overall bad about me and hyper focuses these traits into my job of running around this horrid place doing nasty things to people that deserve it . . . and some that don’t.” – … Read more

born slippy

There are a lot of dumb fuckers out there in the ether. After my last post I wanted to see what people say about terrorism, islam, christianity, and related topics. A good portion of the blogs that fall on either side of the fence are from people who clearly have little understanding to temper their … Read more

tell her tonight

I posted a comment on a blog I found through the comments on Chai & Apple Pie (if you don’t read Dawn’s blog, you should… funny, enlightening and entertaining) early today and it was removed. The blog is written by a Pakastani woman and the particular post was a response to another commenter who may … Read more

The One About Creationists

Have you ever known somebody that holds firm to their beliefs despite incontrovertible evidence to the contrary? I’ve had the creationism vs. evolution argument numerous times and have rarely even put a dent in the brick wall that is a creationist’s head. I can bet that various creationists are currently covering their heads with sand … Read more

The One About Commenting At Your Own Risk

If you don’t keep up with my comments in the HOWLER MONKEYS section to the right, you’re missing out on some really fun stuff. For instance, after my post about ClearPlay, the comments became the platform for an interesting discussion on religion, morals, children, child rearing, and censorship. I think my rebuttal to the latest … Read more

The One Where I Speak of God

Do you believe in God? The Almighty? Do you consider yourself a Christian? Perhaps Catholic? Do you lie? Cheat? Steal? Sleep with whomever catches your eye in your favorite tavern? Do you look upon others who are of different color, race, ethnicity, sexuality, or religion with disdain? I ask these things because after an email … Read more


I can’t believe that this is even legal but a company is developing a technology that would pre-edit DVDs that have questionable language or visuals. According to industry reports, ClearPlay lets an adult watch an R-rated film like Gladitor with all the violence, nudity and language edited out. Which means that you can teach your … Read more