Category Life On Blast
Why do so many people play the lottery even though the chances of winning are 1 in 1,000,000?
Spongebob’s concept of Opposite Day?
I know that I know nothing at all. (Thanks Socrates)
Paradoxes do exist and I am not talking about Bizarro World.
Dictionary.com defines paradox this way: A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
Well here’s my list:
1. Its frowned upon to kill animals for convenience but it is the law of the land to kill an unborn baby…for convenience.
2. We release people from prison who have paid their debt to society yet no one will hire them.
3. We say violence in the media don’t influence violent behavior yet we say Al-Qaeda terrorist videos do.
I am sad not because of who won and who lost. Maybe the political attack ads sapped my optimism about America. They were ferocious, brutal and unprincipled up to the very end with the help of superPACS.
President Barack Obama won a second term as president. Honestly, he would make a great entrepreneur. His seasoned ground game for getting out the vote is unrivaled utilizing traditional offices, social media and select celebrities. Republicans did not stand a chance and Clint Eastwood’s empty chair did not help them. Mitt Romney’s Republican machine looked more like a start-up business looking for a PR stunt that would catapult him into fame...Read More
“The American people are angry,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a major Senate floor speech. I am one of those Americans. Some say the last 4 years have been disastrous for the middle class because of the Great Recession and President Obama. Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, authors of America: What Went Wrong? go even further back. They revisited this issue in a Philadelphia Inquirer June 2012 article series. Here is an excerpt:
“The real deficit issue that has been out of control for 35 years is the trade deficit...
We live in age where free speech means saying exactly what is on your mind when it may not be necessary AND not saying anything when it may be necessary. Get it? You should be confused. I know I am. We have three scenarios that illustrate this problem.
Scenario #1: Phila. Police Officer Killed
100+K reward is being offered for any information in the murder of police officer Moses Walker Jr. He was slain during a stickup by two men as he walked from his north Philadelphia police precinct to a bus stop on the morning of August 18th. Video footage shows the murderers stalking him before they robbed and killed him. Mayor Nutter said appropriately in a news conference ‘somebody knows something.’ As the reward climbed, the news showed footage of citizen’s reactions to the murder and reward...Read More
Warning: Do not try these pranks with people you do not know. Society is different today compared to 30 years ago.
Kids cannot have fun anymore because technology is killing the typical prank. Today, many kids think that true pranks are of the ‘Jack Ass’ variety: big, bold and dangerous. But the pranks I am talking about are from another era. This is when everyone did not have a gun, adults were a little more forgiving and kids played outside instead of playing video games.
But today, these are the pranks that are now dead on arrival:
1. Telephone Pranks
These often involved calling people and pretending to be someone else to fool them. I once convinced a close friend that I was an IRS agent and that I was coming to get him...Read More