Very Stable Genius My Ass

Today’s Obliviot du Jour is Donald Jizz-Trump-et Over my 6+ decades on this planet I have been privileged to call a small number of true (165+ IQ) geniuses friends.  I have also been friends with a large number of very bright, perhaps genius people. I have worked with, and made the acquaintance of, a smattering 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 …

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 …

How We Got Trumped

We Did It To Ourselves I just saw this insulting meme and it got me to thinking. “Stopping Trump is a short-term solution.The Long-term solution – and it will be more difficult – is fixing the educational system that has created so many people ignorant enough to vote for Trump.“ I could not have illustrated Read More …

Cognitive Dissonance, Hypocrisy or Both?

October 9, 2016 Alright. That’s enough. The recent revelations regarding leaked tapes of Donald Trump making lewd, insulting comments about women, his daughter and his celebrity status have saturated the news cycle for long enough to create some very ugly reactions. Every other (sometimes more) post this morning has everybody and their dog (except our Read More …