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10 Things About Korea…

So I won’t be along here much longer, so I thought I’d give this a shot. There’s plenty about Korea that I’m going to miss, without a doubt, and then there’s a fair amount of things I won’t miss about Korea. It would be fair to say the same about anywhere, of course. So here […]

I have a job.

One thing I don’t talk too much about here is work. The reasons why are because it’s work, and work is work, and there are plenty of people out there who are more suited to talking about my line of work than I am, and more importantly, I don’t want to talk about work.

I talk with co-workers about work all day in work. It’s work talk. The same work talk that everyone else talks about in work, which usually involves complaining/marvelling over something irrelevant to the rest of the immediate world. It’s not very exciting and the less I have of it the better. Sometimes I talk with Herself about work, and she politely grunts and changes the subject, which I’m grateful for. I do enough talking about work and you don’t deserve, need, or really want to hear me go on about work.


Social Security Is NOT a Pyramid Scheme, Penn! (Video)

Easy Money” is a Penn & Teller Bullshit! episode with all the trademark gimmicks and attitude, but with a screaming flaw – Penn Jillette’s Social Security tirade.


Fast Food for Slow Minds (Video)

The taste testing and feedback was the most hilarious part of this Penn & Teller’s Bullshit! episode on fast food. But, it’s low hanging fruit. What was more controversial is Penn’s Cato-backed diatribe against “nudging” and homily for the “free market”. I never knew the “free market” still existed in the US, what with all the subsidies and other distortions. Yes, double taxation of lower-class families is well, bullshit, but so is the “free market”. Kudos to any family fighting against ads and Costco, to decide for themselves what is healthy to eat. But, let’s not forget that food is only one aspect of a full epicurean life. Exercise is another.


Cheerleading Is a Sport! (Video)

This is definitely the first time I’ve blogged about cheer leading – and a rare post on sports in general! But, there’s a fundamental issue involved here that goes beyond Bullshit!’s entertaining brand of debunking, tits, and bombast - the nexus of corporations, laws, and bureaucratic inertia. What is Title 9, a sacred cow? And, is Varsity trying to reassure parents?


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