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Lessons with death.

Lessons with death.

“IT’S A SWORD, IT’S NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE.”
My favourite scene from The Hogfather.

Conservative mindset domesticall…

Conservative mindset domestically and abroad leads to an aversion to world views which may hurt your own, and or your ego.

Angelina Jolie’s latest war movie, Unbroken, has been facing criticism recently from Japanese conservatives for its portrayals of brutality in World War II prisoner of war camps. While the film hasn’t even been released yet, there are some people who want to make sure it never sees the light of day in Japan.

“Hi ma’am, would you like to tak…

"Hi ma'am, would you like to take a survey about Legos?"


Something to investigate if some…

Something to investigate if sometime has spare moments. Evidence in pest problems for mammoths? 

As temperatures warm, ticks are moving north and attacking moose, threatening their survival.

Got into teas a few years back t…

Got into teas a few years back through work and a need for hydration variety.

Definitely a fan. I've long thought the antibacterial properties could represent a benefit as heart disease causing plaque prevention.

Drink tea at all times….

Death to fake news sites. Sorry …

Death to fake news sites.
Sorry Onion, that means you too. No place in this already complicated landscape for more misinformation.

That or require them to be disclaimered clearly as farce. 

Reports that the world’s oldest tree has been accidentally chopped down by loggers in Peru has sparked panic among conservationists.

Words fail me.

Words fail me.

Michigan House Republicans just passed a religious “license to discriminate” bill, which would allow anyone to refuse service to anyone and claim their “religious beliefs” require them to discriminate.

Setup a site for a bunch of my f…

Setup a site for a bunch of my friends and peers over the weekend, aimed at getting us off social networks and onto a site for a book-club-esque discussion group aimed at cross-domain knowledge pollination.

In doing so, I took a government image of The Thinker statue and made a silhouette. In doing so I have since wondered, “From this angle, does it look like a guy pooping?”


From a veterinarian friend, seei…

From a veterinarian friend, seeing beyond the human muse – what veterinarians know that doctors don't.

This article could be parlayed into other domains easily. Engineers have the same misplaced importance of self that limits sharing.

http://www.ted.com/talks/barbara_natterson_horowitz_what_veterinarians_know_that_doctors_don_t/transcript


They bring spectacle, which help…

They bring spectacle, which helps sell fandom. It can help. It's not why the conventions exist – but it add something.

Cosplay is on the rise, and I don’t see it hitting a plateau in the foreseeable future. More and more convention attendees head to exhibit halls in costume alone or in groups to display their latest creations. I’ve seen the…