I liked this theory of all human life wrapped up in The Monkeysphere. How could I not like an essay that calls Charles Darwin a "Legendary monkeytician"?
I talked about Cognitive dissonance once before and included a link, but this link from Wikipedia is better. I like the theory of cognitive dissonance because it explains common human behavior (like voting for Bush in the last election) that is otherwise inexplicable.
Never let it be said that only right-wingers are crazy
Are we really as doomed as this? Maybe it's Mad Max time! (Note: I have already decided that my role in any post-apocalyptic world will be to re-establish the coffee trade, and hence, civilization itself. Kind of like The Postman, only for coffee. Unless this post-apocalyptic world has no coffee at all. In which case my role will be to die quietly, whimpering, in a dark corner.)
Am I the only one who thinks it is purely outrageous and entirely un-American that an employer can EVER fire someone for what they do on their own time?
They don't call it shell shock anymore, but that's clearly what it is.
Five years ago this week was the peak of dot-com mania, according to the Seattle PI. I have this theory which I am too lazy to prove that Y2K stuff played a big role in driving all the tech jobs in the late 90s. That is, a lot of programming jobs were generated by the need to redo stuff that might be affected by the year 2000 rollover, and this created a spillover effect. Once those jobs were eliminated by the fact that 2000 had come and gone, the whole job market sector started a major decline.
Brain pacemakers? Wow...
Some people just don't appreciate a fashion sense.
So many right-wingers just sound like parodies of themselves.