Life takes up all my time. Even weekends. That’s why I’m often reduced to dumping collected thoughts into posts just to meet my arbitrary weekly deadlines. Thus, here are some dead lines for this deadline:
Why isn’t postcocious a word, the opposite of precocious? It would apply to those who demonstrate an immaturity beyond (before?) their years. No one I know fits that description… outside of that guy in the mirror.
Whenever I watch a movie on DVD, I have to endure the declaration that “Piracy isn’t a victimless crime”. Tell me about it. I just wasted 10 seconds staring at the message.
I love my library. And I love my librarians. Still, I have to ask, how scientific is “library science”?
How lame is it when the news anchors blame the weather forecaster for bad weather? They don’t blame sportscasters when their teams lose. I hope one day to see the weather guy turn it around. (“Hey, Jim, when are you going to stop this rain and send us some sunshine?” “As soon as you stop all those mass shootings, Mary.”)
There are 2 kinds of people in the world: those who separate people into two groups and those who don’t.
Some say there are 10 kinds of people: those who understand binary and those who don’t.
I wish I had a nickel for every empty bottle or can I see thrown on the side of the road. Wait…
Most house fans I’ve owned turn on at the highest speed. Dumb. That’s like a radio with an on/off dial that starts at the highest volume.
Remember when we worried about privacy? We’ve sacrificed it on the altar of social media. As Keith Lowell Jensen wisely observed, “What Orwell failed to predict [in his book “1984”] was that we’d buy the cameras ourselves, and that our biggest fear would be that nobody was watching.”
I was at a food truck event not long ago and took this picture:
When I blow that picture up (below) you can barely make out a disturbing sight in the background: Yes, that’s a bloodmobile. Evidently, they were expecting vampires at this event.
What’s with all the moving graphics?? Watch news or sports on TV and count the number of moving graphical objects on the screen. My ADD nature causes me to watch them obsessively and miss whatever is going on in the program. One more reason I don’t miss “news” broadcasts.
And why do live-coverage reporters feel the need to describe what we’re seeing in cutaway footage. Yes, Michael Henrick, we see the flames shooting out of the windows. But thanks for telling us because we might have missed it.
Excellent point! I can only imagine they’re playing to the IQ of the average TV viewer. Or at least the resulting IQ after enough “news” viewing.
There are two kinds of people. Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data…
Oh, man! I’ll toss and turn tonight trying to figure out who those other people are!!