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 …

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 …

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 …

Cleaning Up American Politics

February 14, 2017 American Politics So full of floating turds, someone needs to pull the flush handle I think we can all agree that American politics – and politicians in general in this country – has become so corrupt as to be far more than an embarrassment, but actually an abomination. Our founding fathers put 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 …

Giving Free Advice on NextDoor Will Get Your Account Locked

Next Door Will Lock Your Account It would appear dispensing free advice on NextDoor will get your account locked, no matter how many people look forward to and appreciate the free advice. For several months I have been posting PSAs (Public Service Announcements) on tech topics, all of which you will see here in this Read More …