Inherently Different

Gambling Movies

Flipping through the channels just now, I stumbled on the final poker hand scene from Rounders. I never miss an opportunity to watch that scene when it happens to be on TV. Could be because I like the movie, but it is probably due instead to the fact that I used to have a gambling … Read more

Int. Computer Room Music Downloads – Day

I hate that I can no longer download music free when I am unsure whether or not the band or album is worth the price. I used Limewire a lot back in the day before they went belly up. I would find a song or band and if I liked what I downloaded, I’d head … Read more

you have to wonder… you do… right?

I’m often baffled by the herculean effort it must take to completely ignore rationale to believe certain things. Whether it is religion, politics, or human behavior, some things require so much effort as to make them not worth the time or energy to keep up the illusion.

gunning for science

I’ve written before about my belief (unsubstantiated) that there is a correlation between IQ and gun ownership. I’ve struggled to find data either refuting my assertion or supporting it… unfortunately, there is VERY LITTLE scientific research on gun owners. I think I may have stumbled upon a possible reason why there is so little in … Read more

Say My Name

As I get older, I find that I am less forgiving. Just now, reading over a friends status update, I noticed that someone called the President of the United States, “Odumba.” I know that passion tends to cloud judgment, but it pains me to see people this violently uncouth. Passion without understanding is a dangerous … Read more

Be the Boss

One of the most aggravating things about being a private contractor, or owning your own business, is dealing with clients who tend to put your invoices on ice. Over the last six or seven years, I’ve had to put up with the usual set of excuses and promises clients make about their outstanding invoices. I … Read more

Occupy Your Mind, and Your Ass Will Follow

A quick note on the whole occupy movement: If a bunch of people with arguably lower than average IQ were camped out on your property, non-violent or not, how long would you tolerate it before you started macing the morons? Protest? Sure… within reason and within a reasonable time frame.. but any protest longer than … Read more

A Case Against Marriage

I’m pretty confused… when the whole same sex marriage stuff was happening across the nation… so many devout (fanatical) christian talking heads were up in arms about preserving the sanctity of marriage… yet, Kim Kardashian, a buffalo-assed media whore, is married for 72 days, making the institution of marriage a punchline, and NOT ONE of … Read more

giving me the heevie skeevies

I know that a lot of women need to feel beautiful. I know that a lot of women believe that plastic surgery is the best way to feel beautiful. I also know that any woman who subjects herself to plastic surgery has bigger problems than getting older or fatter. When I see a woman over 40, … Read more