No rocket scientists here

Look at the comments on this blog post at the FuturePundit site. Have you ever seen so many clueless people in one place? It’s sad enough that they can’t tell the difference between a site that publishes an article about human egg donation and a site that’s actually soliciting human egg donors. And, considering that…

Look it up!

I just sent the following e-mail to National Public Radio: Subject: Error in today’s story “A Brief History of New York Blackouts” In his report on the New York blackouts of 1965 and 1977, John Nielsen stated that “in 1977, the war in Vietnam was on the nightly news.” Actually, the war ended in 1975.…

Worry lines

Thanks to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, I finally understand why no one has hired me yet. It’s those darn wrinkles on my forehead. I’ve stupidly neglected to have botulinum toxin injected into my face! Of course, I’ll still have to do something about the gray in my beard. And my pattern baldness.…

Not just a river in Egypt

Perry de Havilland took this picture of the main entrance of Britain’s foremost cancer hospital. In the picture you can see an employee of the hospital standing on the steps and smoking a cigarette. Like Perry, I find this image amazing. There are several possible conclusions that one might draw from looking at it: Nicotine…

Not worth a thousand words

My opinion of the news media was not very positive prior to last year’s terrorist attack, and it hasn’t improved in the months since then. One of the reasons is the consistently arrogant and condescending tone that journalists adopt when addressing their audience. Their attitude seems to be that we are ignorant and simpleminded children,…

Media drivel addendum

Retail sales shot up 7.1% in October. Yeah, American consumers are definitely cowering in their basements, all right. A closer examination shows even more evidence that we’re not the Nation Paralyzed By Fear that the journalists would have us believe. Sales of automobiles and parts skyrocketed by 26.4% in October. That’s the biggest October increase…