The Oatmeal Rules! Lawyers… the ones we hear about anyway… not so much

I’m sure you’ve already heard about this item, where the creator of “The Oatmeal” (Matthew Inman) executed a wonderful, creative and philanthropic smackdown on a small-minded stereotype-producing lawyer that had originally been retained to represent the interests of someone who was not quite above board in his handling of Intellectual Property – most notably “The Oatmeal” content … Continue reading The Oatmeal Rules! Lawyers… the ones we hear about anyway… not so much

Oakley Glasses warranty worth about as much as the paper it’s printed on

About a year ago I decided to splurge and get myself some Oakley glasses. I’m much more of a Sams Club fanboy for my glasses but I was looking for something that could provide good dust and wind protection while bicycling and most of my options seemed to involve glasses that could be best described … Continue reading Oakley Glasses warranty worth about as much as the paper it’s printed on

Socialized Medicine – Looking Better and Better – I’m about to do the MRI Thing

For those that don’t know, I hail originally from Canada. There is a lot about America that attracts me and “Government staying out of my affairs” is a biggie. It is with no surprise then that I was very much in favor of shucking off a socialized medical system and its shortcomings for a more … Continue reading Socialized Medicine – Looking Better and Better – I’m about to do the MRI Thing

25 Things about me – Because I was asked…

I was “tagged” in facebook and thought this list would be a nice addition on my personal blog as well. 1. I have been on crutches on at least 3 separate occasions in my life. Twice for reasonable things, once ’cause I was being an idiot 2. I have exercised rigorously pretty much all of … Continue reading 25 Things about me – Because I was asked…

Sorry about the website this past weekend

Lunarpages elected to relocate my site to a new server which promptly messed it up. I had two tickets open with them neither of which got very quick action. I originally chose Lunarpages because they are rated VERY highly by sites that rate such things but so far I’ve received no help at all. My … Continue reading Sorry about the website this past weekend

Yes!! It’s about time!! Real Journalism trying desperately to cut through the crap!

I don’t watch TV newscasts anymore. But if more people sided with Mika Brzezinski, especially so-called journalists fronting the major networks, maybe we could have less Paris Hilton, Anna Nicole and other drivel and focus on topics that actually *do* affect us. Such as our continuing rape at the gas pumps, the travesty of the … Continue reading Yes!! It’s about time!! Real Journalism trying desperately to cut through the crap!

Should parents worry about vaccinating their children?

ABC News: Should Parents Worry About Vaccinating Their Children?: I always enjoy John Stossel’s reports. But he’s one of the better kept secrets on TV. I find it very difficult to find the shows where his segments are aired. This article demonstrates, yet again, how we worry about things that we shouldn’t, don’t about what … Continue reading Should parents worry about vaccinating their children?

Time Magazine’s Article – “Why We Worry About The Things We Shouldn’t… …And Ignore The Things We Should”

Time magazine tends to cater to a pretty credulous mindset. If I want solid reporting and analysis of world events I favor “The Economist”, but I was pointed to “Time’s” December 4, 2006 cover story by a blog entry on Phil Plait’s “Bad Astronomy” blog. I fly airplanes, I shoot guns, I don’t smoke and I do … Continue reading Time Magazine’s Article – “Why We Worry About The Things We Shouldn’t… …And Ignore The Things We Should”