Posts in category "Philosophical Opinion"

Stop using your emotions as excuses and get informed about your morals, dummy!

Stop using your emotions as excuses and get informed about your morals, dummy!
(If you read the title of this blog as Fred Sanford from the iconic sitcom Sanford & Son, I owe you a debt of eternal, unceasing gratitude.) How often do you utter the common, yet nonsensical, phrase, “I don’t know why…  but I just feel I believe it!” What you are guilty of the philosophical black... Read more »

A closed mind is just as bad as a closed colon: the Anti-Trump Torturers and the dangers of repression

A closed mind is just as bad as a closed colon: the Anti-Trump Torturers and the dangers of repression
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the lead scientists in the creation of the atomic bomb, in a lecture on December 11th, 1948, spoke these enlightening words: “[This is] what we have come to learn so well in our [lives]: an indispensable…element is giving meaning to the dignity of man…is the openness of men’s minds,... Read more »

George Takei, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denying the Holocaust, and The Danger of Hypocrisy

George Takei, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denying the Holocaust, and The Danger of Hypocrisy
Are you tired of politicians ranting about our rampant drug culture, yet being outed as heroin addicts? Do you fear your co-workers because they’re bright and sunny to your face, while calling you every name in the hopes of getting you fired? Are royally pissed when a religion touts love, acceptance, and forgiveness, while lambasting... Read more »
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Call it a Mixed Bag, Call it a Compromise - but I call it evil! (The AntiTrump guide to true Political Incorrectness)

Call it a Mixed Bag, Call it a Compromise - but I call it evil! (The AntiTrump guide to true Political Incorrectness)
“When [you call something] a mixed bag, that’s like a doctor saying that your acne has cleared up but you have a brain tumor-and calling the diagnosis a mixed bag.” – Arianna Huffington Dear readers, I shall be short and sweet with you: we need to stop accepting the idea of “The Mixed Bag.” Call... Read more »

"Call Me Now!": The death of Miss Cleo and the demise of the commercial psychic

"Call Me Now!": The death of Miss Cleo and the demise of the commercial psychic
When my sister was a teenager in the early 90’s the most important relationship she fostered was with her telephone. It was a lifeline to the world, calling friends, pranking unsuspecting elderly curmudgeons, and infuriating our parents with slightly more expensive phone bills. Yet, there was one time where the cost of the phone exponentially higher than... Read more »

The idiocy of youth and the ignorance of reality or "Pokemon GO! TO HELL"

The idiocy of youth and the ignorance of reality or "Pokemon GO! TO HELL"
My dad never misses an opportunity to chide me about my fascination with Pokemon as a youth. I spent a small fortune on cards, games, stuffed animals, fast food giveaways, books, movies, and candy simply because it bore the branding of Pokemon. I even bought twenty Lunchables, because they had Pokemon cut-out cards inside and... Read more »
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"Death and Taxes": Singing for Funerals, The Fountain of Youth, and the Brittleness of Mortality

"Death and Taxes": Singing for Funerals, The Fountain of Youth, and the Brittleness of Mortality
Everyone always thinks that the life of a professional musician is glamorous. Their picture is The Beatles, with millions of screaming fans devouring every song. Their image is of The Rolling Stones, jet-setting and drugging to every “sextreme.” The reality is, unless you’re Paul McCartney or Mick Jagger, you’re going to have to take some... Read more »

"All he does is yell, yell, yell!": The Case of Dr. Seuss vs. Donald Trump

"All he does is yell, yell, yell!": The Case of Dr. Seuss vs. Donald Trump
As I was browsing through the stacks in Barnes & Noble, an intermission from my main mission of purchasing Stephen King’s new masterpiece, I happened upon a book entitled Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out…and Those Already on Their Way. It is a short “self-help” book on how to deal with... Read more »

"The line between the past and the present": What I DON'T want to know then what I know now, and why it matters (Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXII)

"The line between the past and the present": What I DON'T want to know then what I know now, and why it matters (Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXII)
A man saunters into the booth next to me in a restaurant, sliding a piece of soiled white paper across the table to my trembling hands. All month I’ve known this was coming, like the fabled menstrual cycles of old. The man’s hands were rough, coated with sawdust, and his beard was, well, let’s say a... Read more »
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"I just knew I had to stop him": 80-year-old Great-Grandmother Shoots and Kills Thief at Her Home in Washington

"I just knew I had to stop him": 80-year-old Great-Grandmother Shoots and Kills Thief at Her Home in Washington
Whenever I think of an elderly person wielding a handheld weapon, my thoughts always turn to this iconic scene from the horror movie classic Jeepers Creepers. The Cat Lady, played by exquisite late actress Eileen Brennan, epitomizes the single-minded pursuit of protecting what’s yours, no matter what the cost may be. To wield a gun,... Read more »