It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
After viewing this turducken comic, I will never again feel entirely whole.
Can you capture the style of Pat Sajak in your own outburst? Let’s try together. [...]
You may not have heard, but this week was Screen-Free Week – an observance to deal with the growing length of Screen Time. It seems that, year after year, the climate in which we are raising their kids has been supporting a longer period of screen use.
I remember fondly the days when I was [...]
A tip of the pen to Fred Clark for bringing my attention to the hubbub surrounding the recent declaration by UK Independence Party (UKIP) politician David Silvester that massive flooding in the UK was a direct consequence of the decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation.
Reaction to this claim includes the usual outrage, [...]
Some evidence suggests that, although gluten can explode, the lack of gluten may also result in explosions. The Denver Post warns, for example, of the “exploding gluten-free market”. [...]
You may notice that over the last few days, I haven’t been really been posting substantively. Big changes are afoot in the worlds of surveillance and campaign finance. American hunger is set to grow as food stamp cuts kick in without an expansion of jobs for the hungry to fill. Faced with these changes, I’m [...]
You know how you hear social media experts talking about “user engagement”?
I found this graphic on the web site of a company promising to deliver “inspiring vision, understanding, engagement”.
Is it just me, or are these engaged white collar workers reminiscent of Marvin, the depressed robot from A Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy? “Here [...]
Distracted, I didn’t notice the real set of wooden ducks creeping up behind me.
I came across the following bumper sticker today, and it set me to thinking:
I can’t find where on the web one might actually buy the bumper sticker, but it’s helped me appreciate the importance of the lowly period. Consider:
Or is this placement more appropriate?
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Another “lapse” in government security over research into extraterrestrial technology goes right down the memory hole. [...]
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