A whiter shade of Palin
For those of you who don’t know, Sarah Palin is the Governor-of-Alaska-cum-Republican-vice-presidential-nominee for the forthcoming election in the US. She’s also incredibly dumb. Like, staggeringly so. Her responses to interview questions are so utterly devoid of any sort of actual detail or knowledge, it worries me that her over-the-top dumbness will somehow cripple the minds […]
I came across this little gem at BoingBoing.net. Seems the US Department of Homeland Security is going to use machines to read your mind before they let you board a plane: MALINTENT, the brainchild of the cutting-edge Human Factors division in Homeland Security’s directorate for Science and Technology, searches your body for non-verbal cues that […]
When ‘creativity’ = bad
I work with a lot of accounting-types in my day job, and a lot of them are up in arms with CMA’s new advertising campaign. They’re rebranding the designation, which is “Certified Management Accountants” to “Creative Accountants.” Now, many people mistrust accoutants. At the very least, they consider these people to be loveless number-crunching robots. […]
I grew up with two brothers. The group dynamics of three boys in a five-person family are complicated to say the least. But we weren’t slouches. We knew who buttered our bread, and we also knew the best ways to get things out of our parents: get the youngest child to ask them. My little brother […]
Why? Why!? WHY!?
So, I noted that I recently rejoined Facebook, although in a much more diminished capacity. I have not filled in any profile details about myself, and I’m being much more selective about who I befriend. Not because I’m a grouch, but because I’d prefer to maintain contact with those people in my life who are […]