Why Do British People Not Like Donald Trump?

Someone on #Quora asked “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote this magnificent response. A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, Read More …

When Your Name Becomes an Expletive

Here’s the thing about fame. Fame can be a great thing.  It can open doors for you and make you rich.  It can make you a household name.  You can recognize this as so many stars and glitterati have, and be grateful for this fortuitous situation.  Or you can decide you deserve all the adulation Read More …

Misguided is the Correct Term

Misguided to be sure. It’s my nature to be skeptical.  This characteristic is a component of the skill-set that made me a good investigator for so many years.  So naturally, when I see some meme or posting that appears outrageous, implausible or just downright inflammatory, I research it.  This procedure takes all of about 60 Read More …

Southwest Alleged Dog Allergy Histrionics

Undocumented alleged dog allergy results in arrest This week’s Obliviot Du Jour is identified as Anila Daulatza, who was forcibly removed from a Southwest plane when she refused to cooperate with authorities. According to this particular Obliviot, she had a life-threatening dog allergy.  She could produce no evidence of this alleged condition, though.  This, in 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 …

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 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 Read More …

Comparing Airlines in 2017 – JAL vs AA

April 12, 2017 Last month we spent 17 days in Asia. Needless to say, getting there required some lengthy air travel. Also needless to say, I have come back with a massive collection of new images. I am slowly wading through the 1,600+ photos from my Canon 5D Mk III + over 600 just from Read More …

Ahmed’s Clock is NOT an Invention

Ahmed’s Alleged Invention Unless you live in a cave (in which case you’re not reading this) you have been at least aware, if not following the media circus surrounding 14 year old Ahmed Mohamed from Irving Texas. To recap, the story is that Ahmed “invented” a clock and brought it to school to impress his Read More …