Be cautious before offering “honor” a place at the table without a deeper look. A man who says he is going to kill and eat one hundred babies live on stage who actually does so is inarguably “true to his word” and could be considered “honorable.”
But you might not wanna break bread with him anyway.
Help those who ask for help. They are not asking because they are weak. They are asking because you are strong.
Hey, Creative Person Operating on a Low Budget, this is for you. If you are not in this group, move along to something else fun.
Continue reading “Building a Website for Your Movie Project”
I’m currently of the thinking that the notion of attraction to an objective “intelligence” ( often referred to as “sapiosexuality” ) is a candy-coated path to justification for being an asshole to others.
Continue reading “Sapiosexuality”
There was a time when I was very young that someone explained to me that people often discriminated against others based on their religions.
Continue reading “It Wasn’t a Real “Gold Membership” Card Anyway”
Halloween “Life-Hack” #1
For a truly convincing pirate costume, be sure to include lots of rum. Little known fact — the more of it you drink, the more authentic your costume.
Continue reading “Halloween “Life Hacks””
I don’t think AI “threatens humanity.”
Humanity’s willingness to kill each other over stupid shit is already enough of a threat to humanity. We have no shortage of self-destructiveness with which to feel threatened.
Continue reading “Man’s Inhumanity to Man”
There are far too many discussions about technology, all asking the same basic question:
“What are the ethical implications of this technology?”
Continue reading “Are Those Ethics Technologically Feasible?”
I am exploring the notion that “It is not right for Man to play God” is actually code for “Don’t use big words. Big words are scary. Stop it or I shall encourage other people to kill you by burning you alive or perhaps beheading you, unless that is not currently socially acceptable, in which case I shall shun you publicly.”
Humanity plays “God” practically every day of the week (and twice on Sundays).
Why draw the line at big words?
I love you both, okay? Sometimes I need a liquid ass-kick and Coffee, you’re the man. Sometimes I need to eat something crunchy and salty and Tortilla Chips, you rule da house. It’s that simple.
Continue reading “An Open Letter to Tortilla Chips and Coffee”
I admit I can be fascinated by simple things.
Continue reading “The Great Creamy Eye”
Disease transmission and underage pregnancy increase where “abstinence” is taught. This is — as should be obvious to even the most casual of observers — mostly due to the fact that these “programs” usually involve the removal of any actual functional methods of reducing teen birthrates or disease transmission. (note the “-only” often strapped dildo-like to the end of the word “abstinence”.)
Continue reading “Possible conclusion: They have a thing for diseased pregnant children. Weirdos.”
A lot of people yearn for the days of their childhood.
Continue reading “Moving forward kinda rocks!”
I sincerely doubt that anyone proposing simple solutions for complex problems should be trusted.
Continue reading “Disposable data rarely is.”
I notice a lot of ruckus and pushback against Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The major objections all seem to be of the same flavor: “If we make an AI and allow it to equal us in power/ability/decision-making, then it will be a total dick to us and wipe out humanity and also steal our birthdays and candy.”
Continue reading “Don’t Get Us Started On Feminist AI…”
The insignificance of humanity’s responsibility for global climate changes is stressed by people (and their fans) who stand a chance to lose hard cash in cleanup efforts vis-à-vis global climate change.
Continue reading “Rule 1: Don’t Hurt Your Own Species”
Much to my surprise, I wrote a variation of this essay a little while back:
“Cleanup on Aisle Collaboration, please.”
There’s a party trick I remember.
Continue reading “Broom Games”
We should all be supremely suspicious of things that are sacrosanct.
Continue reading “Sacrosanct”
All my great ideas are stolen by assholes with time machines!
Here’s a joke:
An atheist walks into a bar…
QUIT SHOVING YOUR FUCKING ATHEISM DOWN MY THROAT, FUCKER! OPPRESSION! OPPRESSION! HELP, HELP, MY RELIGION IS BEING OPPRESSED!
No, actually, it’s not a joke. That’s just what happens. Some people are so darn fragile when it comes to their imagination.
This is an astonishingly easy thing to consider, especially when thinking in terms of politics or power:
Continue reading “Hunt the Wumpus!”
92% of Americans think President Obama needs to do more to stop the spread of the T-virus, but only 12% think the Umbrella Corporation should be regulated.
Let’s look at some numbers…
The approximate population of the United States at the time of this writing is about 320 million.
Continue reading “The Power of Belief”
If someone had decided that it was too scary or terrifying or odious to help other people, but that they weren’t brave, honest, or proud enough to simply say so, then it stands to reason that they would find a tricky indirect way of making it an “obvious choice.”
Continue reading “Backtracking…”
There are always acts of kindness that need your help in doing. There are always acts of cruelty that don’t.
Continue reading “The Better World”
I think if “Love the sinner, but hate the sin” is supposed to be treated with anything other than hilarious contempt, then it stands to reason that the same structure can apply back:
It’s okay to hate the religion, but love the people.
Continue reading “Is it love or hate or what?”
In just the past week, I’ve seen many different people all describe how their spouses and partners spy on them (and by spying, I mean, doing so against their will by reading cell phones, by reading emails, by snooping through personal stuff, etc.)
Continue reading “Let’s revoke that free pass.”
In case you’re using a screen reader, here’s the caption:
Continue reading “Something the chicken said…”
As long as human beings remain capable of randomly killing each other for stupid shit, then we are not ready to create autonomous devices that have the ability to kill humans beings — unless those devices are significantly smarter than human beings and we let them do whatever they want.
Continue reading “And let’s face it — RoboChrist would be fascinating!”