Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Doubting Crying THOMAS

Paul Zak of Psychology Today's Moral Molecule delves into why we cry at movies. The verdict?

"So, we cry at movies because THOMAS is a fuzzy system. It does not differentiate between actual human beings and flickering images of human beings. Either one is enough to kick THOMAS into high gear and impel our empathy. And it reveals why men like me avoid chick flicks--we don't want to be seen bawling when the guy finally gets the girl."

Click to find out who (or what) THOMAS is.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Letter From a Shelter Manager

I saw this post on the Best of Craigslist feed. If you ever talk to me about buying your dog from a breeder or breeding dogs to make a few extra bucks this is the link I will be sending you.

A Letter From a Shelter Manager

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Black Guy Asks Nation For Change

The Onion always makes me laugh but it very rarely makes me laugh out loud. This is one of those rare exceptions.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hilary's Duff

Thought of the Nanosecond

I'm on the fence about Hilary Clinton as a human being but I think she would make a fine president. Whether she would be a productive president is extremely dependent on the political makeup of the Congress. However, I think Americans in general are burnt out on the Bush and Clinton names. What would future historians think when they look back and see "Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush, Clinton..." in our presidential rolls? That name alone is going to be very hard for her to overcome.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Upperclass Twit Of The Year

Thought of the Nanosecond

So is a Twitter user a Twitterer, a Tweeter or just a Twit? I sort of like the latter. I can see it on the t-shirts now: "Are you a Twit?" Perhaps "Twits Tweet on Twitter." or even "Twits Tweet." What do you think?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Podman of Alcatraz

Thought of the Nanosecond

I wonder what types of present-day technologies the prison population can access. Are there prisoners with iPods? Is there anyone who has been in the slam for a couple of years who knows what the phrase Web 2.0 means? Does stuff like this even exist inside prison, if only at the peripheries? Or is everything barbells, cigarettes and sharpened spoons?

Would the incarcerated be keen for the Kindle? I know I would. Need to put that on my list of things I'd like to have if I ever become falsely imprisoned.