It’s How You Deal With Problems That Defines You

This axiom applies to everything. However…  in this particular instance I am referring to the Dallas Fire Marshal shutting down an art show put on by Chocolate and Art in Dallas, Texas. In case you are unfamiliar with Chocolate and Art, this is an event organizer out of Los Angeles.  They do pop-up art shows Read More …

Obliviot Du Jour 6-24-2017

It’s not every day I stumble on an example to dramatic. Sometimes I just get lucky. Today’s obliviot comes from Pennsylvania.  His name is John Pisone and he thought he could hurl insults, racial taunts and cuss like a longshoreman to a black cameraman with video rolling – and have no price to pay.  Naturally, Read More …

Great Way to Keep Your Laptop (and your lap) Cool

This is, very simply, an amazing product. What is? You may ask. Good point. The Neo Lapsaver Laptop Cooling Pad is what I’m referring to. This 1/2″ thick black cordura pad is made from a remarkable crystalline chemical compound that wicks heat away from any surface it comes in contact with. Set your laptop on Read More …

A Classic Painful Obliviot Example In New Jersey

You may have seen this news article recently of a woman paying more attention to her phone than where she is walking.  This results in her toppling over a sidewalk opening access door and hurtling head-first into the abyss.  The 67 year old woman in this example was seriously injured and extracted from the basement Read More …

Obliviot of the Day – Kathy Griffin

And the Obliviot Trophy du Jour Goes To: Kathy Griffin (and Tyler Shields) <sorry dude, but this was dangerous and you should have known it> So a pair of pretty talented and well-known people get together and decide to make a dramatic, politically charged statement about our Tangerine in Chief.  You may know the target Read More …

The Story of Slick.The.Dog

Every dog has a story This is the story of Slick.The.Dog July 2016 We were on a little trip back to Northern California (where it all started).  We has spent several days in Silicon Valley with my son and went back to SFO (San Francisco Airport) to pick up our rental car for the rest Read More …

The Very Definition of Obliviot in Houston

  This is the very definition of “obliviot” This YouTube video from May 2017, illustrates the term #Obliviot better than anything else I can think of. A woman walking down the middle of a Houston freeway talking on her phone against traffic seemingly oblivious to the gravity of her actions Another “only in Texas” moment

The Customer Is Not Always Right

  Short blog here courtesy of the folks at RateMyJob.com Titled: SO STUPID! 20 TIMES A CUSTOMER DROVE PEOPLE NUTS WITH A DUMB QUESTION We’ve all heard the mantra “There are no stupid questions” right? Well… If you’ve ever worked retail, you know that there definitely are stupid questions.  Sometimes they are asked by well-dressed Read More …

Why Incompetents are So Sure of Themselves

The Dunning-Kruger Effect The discussion of this effect has really hit the mainstream in the last year.  The 2016 election cycle, with all its myriad anomalies brought this malady to the forefront.  Our current president can be argued to be the best (worst) possible example of this syndrome. Simply stated, the Dunning-Kruger effect, first published Read More …

Roadkill on the Information Superhighway

I am re-publishing this piece here, because I think it needs to be seen again. I originally published this article in Lies Magazine back in 1995, after witnessing the demise of someone I knew, caused directly by his involvement in usenet groups and running afoul of the wrong individual. It is my observation today that Read More …