Monthly Archives: March 2011

Enforced Humility

Here is an article I found on the Internet, at the H2G2 (Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) site, that I take umbrage with. Especially the line “There is no hard-and-fast definition of a polymath; but it’s a title that … Continue reading

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Fallen Hero

I’m a bit of a polymath so of course Leonardo da Vinci has long been one of my idols. In fact the more common phrase “Renaissance man” is used instead of polymath despite its sexism. The popularity of this sexist … Continue reading

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All Psychologists are Lazy

Let’s look at birth order as handed down to us from the psychologists. There are two methods of divvying up birth order. Both theories take the only child as separate and have some things to say about this position. It … Continue reading

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Just Say No To Chemical Muses

It’s ingrained in our culture that many authors abuse alcohol. Right from the beginner, the creative writing student in a post secondary institution, to the top echelons of writing- a Stephen King or even an Ernest Hemingway, alcohol seems to … Continue reading

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Is it Moral to Name Your Child for the Sake of a Comedy Bit

A: Mo or Les, which is the better name? B: Which? A: The supernatural has nothing to do with it. Mo or Les which is the better name? B: Who? What? A: This isn’t some Abbot and Costello sketch. Mo … Continue reading

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A Celebrated Douche

Celebrated douche, John Edwards, made an appearance on the Dr. Oz show. He appeared in all his douchey glory and even cautioned that visiting a medium such as himself should be a lower priority than getting counselling for grief. How … Continue reading

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Bubble Wrap Addiction

You know you’ve felt that hold once in your lifetime. Popping the bubbles in bubble wrap brought it on. Now perhaps your sheet was too small to turn into a full blown addiction. This is not so with everyone. Some … Continue reading

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Ethnic Diminishing

I apologize for using the phrase “ethnic cleansing” in my last post. Thinking about it now, I object to that phrase which makes it seem like something positive is being achieved. Cleansing is usually a positive word (unless you are … Continue reading

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The Scourge of the Nineties

Some say the scourge of the nineties was Kim Jong Il or maybe ethnic cleansing, either Rwandan or Bosnian. I have a different thing to nominate and this will hit home to anyone who lived in the developed world in … Continue reading

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Crippling Ourselves

There are anti bullying shows sometimes on television or in other media. Dr. Phil, for instance has made a couple of schools sign a pledge to intervene if someone is being bullied. The net outcome might be in a positive … Continue reading

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