This morning, my dogs discovered Win-Win Games For All Ages, and they tore right through it. They were voracious readers. It was full of ideas they could bite into. They really ate it up. They licked each sentence…
… okay, I think I’m out of metaphors now.
As I’ve been reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers over the last few days, I’ve been accumulating a sense of hokum as Gladwell tells stories and spins out anecdotes. My B.S. detector finally hit the limit with this claim (p. 169):
The triumph of a culture of honor helps to explain why the pattern of criminality […]
An outfit calling itself “WebNetHosting” promotes the following web hosting plans on its website:
But when I contacted a representative to sign up for service, I was told that “Ubuntu is not available in shared hosting plans. Ubuntu is only available on a dedicated server.”
Thirty years ago, my dad went to get a […]
I might have bought The Decision Book if its authors had themselves demonstrated the ability to be decisive. […]
Educators: are you looking for instant feedback from your students? Consider one of the following student response systems for your classroom. A brief description of system features is listed below:
The i>clicker interactive student response system relies upon a base unit with proprietary software and dedicated presented remote (hundreds of dollars) plus a remote-controlled “clicker” […]
Uncle Tong’s Hunan Cuisine in Houston is operated by racists who use their business to encourage others to embrace racism. Racism makes their food taste like garbage. […]
This piece of conceptual art is conceptually stunted, going only a short distance beyond the statement of a person who buys Reader’s Digest condensed editions to place on their shelves to add a sense of refinement to their knick knacks. […]
On the first page of the new book Independents Rising, author Jacqueline Salit offers a fair warning: the book is “based on my personal experiences, rather than dictated by a single illuminating and unifying idea.” Independents Rising is not a book about ideas or even about people who are pursuing an idea. It is a […]
Hammacher Schlemmer is selling a big sleeping bag with a hood, pictured here, saying that it’s made of special fabrics that will thwart bedbugs from crawling up against you during the night and biting you. The company calls it a bedbug cocoon, for use in hotel rooms.
There’s one big hole I can see in […]