Hail to the King

Hail to the King

Last night I watched as President Obama did something which deeply disturbed me. I wasn’t bothered by his suggestion to allow the illegally here parents of American children the right to stay in the country. Nor wanting to allow children born elsewhere and raised here to stay. I support both. The problem is, I don’t agree with HIM making those choices.

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(In)sanity with a song

(In)sanity with a song

You have this song in your head. It’s making you absolutely insane because you cannot place it. You try humming it to people, hoping someone can help.

You try person after person, and continue to be met with the eye-widened stare of someone listening intently and failing to place the sound. (Note to self, further investigation is needed on why exactly some people open their eyes wide when listening intently for something familiar.)

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World of Warcraft, a dying product in need of an infusion

World of Warcraft, a dying product in need of an infusion

People have been trying to claim that “World of Warcraft (WoW) is dead” for a long time. Unfortunately, it seems that it may be turning into a self-fulfilling prophesy. Let’s take an in depth look at the subscriber levels and try to figure out what the real issue is. [See the page from Statista here.]

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Vaya con Dios James Garner

Vaya con Dios James Garner

I love James Garner. I grew up with a mother who adores him, and learned to love him early on. What’s not to like? He’s handsome, charming, kind, and modest. He exudes traditional reserved male strength. He gives you the impression of someone just as easy to laugh as he is to pound a bad guy into the ground.

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Aphorisms of public school

Aphorisms of public school

I just finished having a quite interesting conversation with a group of science teachers. It was a marvelous example of what I find to be so very wrong with science education in this country.

It began with one of the teachers saying that they were annoyed with kids who ask questions and having to ‘dignify reactionary challenges to their science’ with an answer. He went on to say that if the evidence is good, which ‘it must be in order to be science,’ then answering student questions on these topics is a ‘waste of time better spent teaching’ science.

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Why the Aliens don’t write back

Why the Aliens don’t write back

For what seems to be ages we’ve been pinging the universe with our proverbial text message to any aliens listening. “Come to dinner! Get to know us! We want to be your friend!”

I remember years and years ago participating in the SETI project, turning my home computer into part of a network of people who were sharing computing power to transmit these messages into the wild unknown.

To be completely honest, I think at that point I must have been convinced that all aliens would inherently be nice. If you think about the idea of reaching out to contact aliens who are inherently murderous of your kind… well it sounds like less of a great idea. So apparently I was sure then that they were going to be nice guys and gals.

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