Unitasking: An Argument for My nook

I use a Barnes & Noble nook as my primary reading “device” (in quotes because it’s almost completely replaced physical books as well), and have been since the beginning of this year. I’ve found it to be very easy on the eyes with its E Ink screen, sufficient in terms of features and capabilities (although […]

R.I.P. Gary Coleman

Only 42 years old, Gary Coleman died today of an intercranial hemorrhage after falling and striking his head earlier in the week. He’ll best be remembered for the line, “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?" in the show “Different Strokes” that ran from 1978-86. I’ll always remember Coleman for his role as the diminutive foster child, having […]

How to Choose Meat

Okay, here’s some food (literally), or rather, some meat. As in, how to choose the best meat. thekitchen.com has the goods, and here’s a sample: In no particular order, this is what we think about when we’re choosing a piece of meat out of the case: 1. Well-Butchered – A skilled butcher who cares about […]

Woody Allen: Obama Should Be a Dictator

Yes, Hollywood remains largely disconnected from reality. Speaking about the great job that Obama has been doing as President, Woody Allen said: I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him…it would be good…if he could be a dictator for […]

Want to Quit Facebook, but Not Really?

Lifehacker has a fascinating article outlining a relatively complex method for dramatically reducing the amount of “private” information revealed by Facebook, without actually quitting the service. Is it overkill? Probably. I figure, there’s really no such thing as "privacy” any longer, unless one completely stops using the Internet and cell phones and other forms of […]

Ayn Rand’s Legacy: Rational Thought vs. Immature Nihilism

This is a truly remarkable debate. Read Dr. Ghates’ cogent, reasonable argument, and the read the argument by Ms. Patterson. If you don’t see the fundamental difference in thought processes, then I don’t know what to say: The Economy Needs Ayn Rand. Also read the comments. So far, they’re overwhelmingly in support of Ayn Rand, […]

News Flash: Effort = Success!

Gosh… Effort = success? Who woulda thunk it? Crazy talk: The Secret to Raising Smart Kids: Growing Pains Many people assume that superior intelligence or ability is a key to success. But more than three decades of research shows that an overemphasis on intellect or talent—and the implication that such traits are innate and fixed—leaves […]

Tiger Woods Reads Atlas Shrugged

This awesome: Why Tiger Woods is the Opposite of Hope: Here’s the thing: He planned it. The win, the baby, the half year off. Probably in that order, too. And I don’t mean that he was gambling on the knee holding up and then won, or that he underestimated the pain and then won anyway. […]

Obama – Worse Than Imagined

Take a few minutes to read this: Obama’s “Extreme Makeover” of America: It is hard to decide any more which current government-spawned disasters and those to come one should dwell on. As on the popular TV program, ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,“ President Barack Obama is overseeing the demolition of the remnants of a republic […]

Atlas Shrugged #1 Amazon Seller in Literature and Fiction

This is great news, although one could certainly wish for different circumstances: Atlas Shrugged is (as of right now) the #1 bestseller in Amazon’s “Literature and Fiction” category. No matter how you spin it, this is great news. To keep updated on it’s status: Amazon’s most popular Literature and Fiction.