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Profanity is Useful

Profanity is useful. People need those words to express things that cannot otherwise be expressed. There are times when the artful use of non-profanity works better and there are times when you simply must have the quick punch of a “bad” word. And to have profanity, you need to maintain at least a loose taboo […]

Palinoscopy

Sarah Palin was not a train wreck in the Vice Presidential Debate last night, but three things stood out for me.
First, when asked about the constitutional role of the Vice President, in light of Dick Cheney’s contention that the Vice President is part of the Legislative branch, Palin either did not realize the question was […]

Welcome, Robot Overlords!

Check out what people are saying†(and here) about an interesting new patent application filed by Google:
A system includes a floating platform-mounted computer data center comprising a plurality of computing units, a sea-based electrical generator in electrical connection with the plurality of computing units, and one or more sea-water cooling units for providing cooling to the […]

Who Won the Debate?

Unlike all the pundits, I have the definitive answer.
Obviously, __________ won the debate because he showed that he will be a __________ leader. __________ spent the whole time __________ing __________ and __________ing the questions. __________ showed that he __________ what we need for America in these __________ times. If you are looking for someone who […]

How the Hole was Dug

If you, like me, are trying to wrap your head around the causes of the current financial crisis, you might find this presentation helpful. It’s a Google Docs slideshow with humorous stick figures talking to each other. But you know how sometimes you laugh at Dilbert strips and think, “Ha-ha! I know jerks like that”? […]