Monday, April 23, 2012

I can settle millions of questions asked on the internet right here and now




No.

The answer is No, you are not the only one who [fill in the blank].


Friday, April 13, 2012

Feeling Certain




(From Doubt, via Reddit)


Monday, April 9, 2012

Amazing factoid from a YouTube comment




"The US is more densely populated than many countries that have sparser population densities."

It's true.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

An unthoughtful response to a critique of Amazon.com




MetaFilter posted this summary of a series of negative articles about Amazon that appeared in the Seattle Times...
In Part 1, the newspaper questions how much Amazon is doing for the local community.  
Part 2 suggests that Amazon is damaging the publishing industry.  
Part 3 asks if Amazon's tax-free status gives it an unfair advantage. 
And Part 4 wonders whether Amazon is bad for its own workers.
Without clicking through to any of the articles, and thus protecting myself from being overly informed, here is my part-by-part response and analysis...

  • Amazon isn't doing enough for the local community... Unless they're harming it, who cares?
  • Amazon is damaging the publishing industry... Again, but with more gusto, who cares?
  • Amazon is getting an unfair advantage with its tax-free status... If that advantage is passed on to their customers, namely...everyone, it stops being unfair sort of by definition. Unless it means unfair to their competitors, in which case...who cares?
  • Amazon is bad to their employees... Well if that's true, that sucks. Might have to click through on that one.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Hank Hill's opinion of Contemporary Christian Music




(via Reddit)


Friday, February 24, 2012

Our Twins Having a Moment Together






Monday, February 13, 2012

A Valentine from Jesus? Well, that's just one interpretation...




This image has been going around the tackier regions of Facebook.



Thankfully, someone took the time to find an alternative reading of the passage, applying the same hermeneutic...

(via Reddit)