Common Sense Filter

Bullshit

This is click bait and the advertiser can go fuck themselves. This is basically saying that they have a list of restaurant chains that will be closing and use an image of a chain that isn’t. You think it is on the list and click...

Blockchain – Big Bullshit

I have personally felt that there was something just a bit off about the whole Bitcoin craze. While I am usually hesitant to jump on bandwagons anyway, I couldn’t help but feel that something was wrong with blockchain in general. It seems I am not...

You Don’t Say…

Article here. Analogy time: This is what I think of when I see that schools want to open. Me: I realize the room is full of toxic gases but there is a cute girl in there and I just want to say “Hi” to her....

It’s Hot!

This is important. Summer heat is upon us. Remember, the effects of heat are more severe on children and pets because their bodies warm at a faster rate than adults. Never leave children or pets in a car. #notevenforaminute pic.twitter.com/uoEYcXlO0T — National Weather Service (@NWS)...

The Truth About Hydroxychloroquine

If you are looking for evidence to suggest that this drug helps with COVID-19 treatment, you’d be hard pressed to find it. You can draw your own conclusions from the following… From the BBC… The death rates of the treated groups were: hydroxychloroquine 18%; chloroquine...

Reuters Gets Me

LONDON (Reuters) – Fans of Michael Jackson honored the “King of Pop” on what would have been his 60th birthday on Wednesday by gathering at a temporary monument in the shape of a crown erected in his honor in London. Story is here.

Birthdays and What They Actually Mean

I’m writing this post because a lot of people (Google) seem to have an issue with understanding what birthdays actually are. Their own definition is… A birthday is the anniversary of the birth of a person or an institution. Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures,...

Statement of the Week

The story that I found this little nugget of wisdom in is most certainly tragic. A mother killed herself and probably her son. The story seemed a bit unclear about that. It’s not clear how the child’s mother got a gun into the hospital. Banner...

Common Sense: Adobe Flash

If you are still using Adobe Flash for critical pieces of your website, I’d say that logic dictates that you change to HTML 5 or something that most all devices can play. For example, I just visited WGAL 8 here in Lancaster. They have slideshows...

The Iranian Hikers

Perhaps you are following the desperate story of the innocent hikers that got too close to the Iranian border and then got arrested? (via CBS) You know. Because they were just hiking and happened to get too close to the Iranian border completely by accident....

A.D.H.D. and Bringing Up Baby

Warning: This post is just a vain attempt of venting on my part. I personally am sick and tired of this “pussy” culture I find myself living in. I may just call the string of these writings “The Pussy Chronicles” because there are just so...

Random Thoughts

This morning (first post of 2011 huh?) I got to thinking about what was wrong with Caprica. Why did the Sy-Fy Channel cancel it? Of course, they’ll site viewer numbers and say that people weren’t watching it. I think that would be partially accurate. People...

An Apparent Misconception

Check this out. People who watch funny videos on the internet at work aren’t necessarily wasting time. They may be taking advantage of the latest psychological science — putting themselves in a good mood so they can think more creatively. That’s a great discovery except...

This Week’s BS Award Goes To…

This Lifehacker Article that claims that idling your car is bad. For those readers in chillier climates it’s a common to see people trudging out to their cars to warm them up early in the morning. It turns out all that idling isn’t just ineffective...

Is Condescension Ever Funny?

Check out this excerpt from Paul Carr at TechCrunch… Rule One: The next time one of you asks the rhetorical question “why is this news?” I swear to God I will come round to your basement, gather up all of your Wil Wheaton action figures...

The Secret of Peace in the Middle East

Here it is… There isn’t any. There will never be any as long as Israel and “Palestine” exist at the same time. Ever. Just send me money for my wisdom. Thanks.

Lifestyle Changes

Tip#3,512 You should never make a lifestyle change based on an idea, a theory, or a principle that doesn’t pass through a common sense filter or doesn’t seem logical. Case in point: Which do you think is healthier, butter or margarine? Butter is made out...

Secret of More Time

Question: There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. How do I get more time? Answer: Stop watching television. You are welcome.

Your Open Book

Wonder how much information you really put out there through Facebook? youropenbook.org This information can be had by anyone who can build an application using the Facebook API.

Stealing Stale Bread

This story comes from Reuters. A woman who worked at a super market in Germany took bread home that was supposed to be discarded. Is she guilty of a crime? The 44-year-old cashier had been asked to dispose of the bread in a bio-waste container...

What’s In A Name?

My “talking point” of the day. Why the conservatives do so poorly in new media compared to the left? Conservatives have to name everything “Right.” On the left… They know how to name things. Huffington Post. Daily Koz. Etc. Can you tell what their politics...

Cycling Safety

I very rarely even talk about this on my website but after seeing an article in my local paper this morning about the increasing number of motorcycle accidents perhaps, its time to say a few words. To the riders: Don’t be stupid. From LancasterOnline… Ten...

Idiots In Motion

Let me get this straight. We have managed to run up a massive deficit because of our inability to manage the tax money we get at the federal level. We spend way more money than we take in. In any other small business model (or...