Emergency Blog Post!

August 21, 2016

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The Internet is Broken! Here’s proof:

  • “I don’t care about pandas” receives 21,300 results on Google, whereas “I care about pandas” receives five. That’s right, 5!!!!!

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Free Idea #19: Fridge Poster

August 10, 2015

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Anyone who is, has been, or currently lives with, a teenager knows that their favorite past-time is staring blankly at the food in the refrigerator. Often this occurs on the way to the dinner table, which can confuse parents who have already prepared food for the teenager to consume. Typically, the following conversation proceeds:

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Down with Rectangles

November 1, 2014

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Rectangles: I hate rectangles. Rectangular screens, rectangular paper, rectangular books…. Rectangles are everywhere. But they are a singularly unnatural shape. Pentagons, hexagons, spirals, circles all abound in nature. But try to find a rectangular flower, insect hive or tortoise shell pattern. Nature scorns the rectangle. Yet, humans surround themselves with the wretched shape. Rooms are rectangular; chess is cut into squares (yes, it’s a type of rectangle); pillows, towels, beds, treadmills, paper bags, windows, doors, movie screens, televisions, phones… all rectangles.

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A Series of Completely Unrelated Questions

December 14, 2013

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  1. What are the strings in String Theory made of? Why even call them strings – isn’t it arrogant to assume that their structure, which has to accommodate the math, has to be something we can visualize? Read the rest of this entry »

About God

November 6, 2013

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Good news! God exists! God is an amorphous, dissipating cloud of energy. It’s true that God is immortal; God is the creative lifeforce of the universe. God initiated the Big Band with a thought. Very involved with the initial swirling around of matter and energy, God expanded with the new universe. While God’s powers diminished with this dilution, even a couple thousand years ago, God was able to have some influence over human affairs. In fact, Earth was one of God’s last great creations. After that, God created a few minor planets and asteroids, perhaps some single-celled life somewhere. Human beings came into existence just at the end of God’s ability to affect change.

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Eieghgtt* Things the World Needs to do to Improve Itself

November 4, 2013

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If the world would follow the following steps, it would be a better place:

  1. Impose an Ignorance Tax. It’s a well established fact that Fox News makes people stupider. Well, just like a tax on cigarettes that helps to pay for the health effects of smoking, there should be an Ignorance Tax that users of Fox News pay to help support actual news sources, like NPR and PBS.
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Curiouser and Curiouser….

October 23, 2013

Hmm

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You don’t find ugly color combinations in nature. I think that’s because our sense of beauty comes from the natural world. But why? Why do we find sunsets beautiful? It’s probably due to the bright colors. Why do we love bright colors? One explanation would be that we love bright colors in order to be attracted to ripe fruit. The sunset is just God’s way of reminding us to eat more fruit. Pollen collecting insects are also attracted to bright colors, so we share our sense of beauty with insects.

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Thoughts that Recently Leaked from my Brain….

October 21, 2013

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  • Are dogs really marking their territories when we take them for walks or are we using dogs to mark our territories?

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Things People Out There Need to Invent

November 22, 2012

Tribune/Nathan Orme – Kenny Method, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Clayton Middle School in Reno, jokingly demonstrates where this human brain would be located if it were still with its original owner and not in a plastic bag for research purposes.

  1. An abbreviation equivalent to the Latin e.g., that can be used after a phrase where you’d tack on “for example.” As it is, “e.g.” is limited to use before the example. For now, I’ll use the actual abbreviation of “for example,” f.e.
  2. Facebook app that filters swear words out of the status updates of, let’s face it, mainly teenagers, replacing them with either asterisks or other pre-chosen words; i.e. “SHE’S A PENGUIN POMEGRANATE!!!!!!!” “I’m so LEDERHOSEN bored!!” and “I HATE PROSTATE HOMEWORK!” Read the rest of this entry »

Curious Thoughts and Observations

December 30, 2011

• Consider the difference a comma can make:

The classic Christmas song, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,”

vs. the cannibal song, “Chest, nuts, roasting on an open fire.” Read the rest of this entry »


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