Welcome to the Petting Zoo

“An Honorable Man”

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...

Continue Reading

Be the Hero.

Help those who ask for help. They are not asking because they are weak. They are asking because you are strong.

Continue Reading

Building a Website for Your Movie Project

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.

If you want to build a website for your movie project, go you. People have Facebook pages and Twitter pages and Instagrams and all kinds of things. Why not a web page?

...

Continue Reading

Sapiosexuality

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.

I think when we say “I’m attracted to smart people,” what we’re really saying is “I...

Continue Reading

It Wasn’t a Real “Gold Membership” Card Anyway

There was a time when I was very young that someone explained to me that people often discriminated against others based on their religions.

When I heard that, I was confused.

I asked “Why didn’t people simply lie about their religion? It’s not as if religion leaves a mark on your face —...

Continue Reading

Halloween “Life Hacks”

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.

Halloween “Life-Hack” #2

Doughnuts make great treats for Halloween. Just keep a box right there in the kitchen and when...

Continue Reading

Man’s Inhumanity to Man

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.

The only thing actually being threatened is humanity’s assumption that they...

Continue Reading

Are Those Ethics Technologically Feasible?

There are far too many discussions about technology, all asking the same basic question:

“What are the ethical implications of this technology?”

The implication is that given certain ethical boundaries, a technology should be restricted/forbidden/etc.

I appreciate fear-of-change as much as the...

Continue Reading

“Playing God”

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...

Continue Reading

An Open Letter to Tortilla Chips and Coffee

Look guys,

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.

You aren’t competing with each other in any way. In fact, I could have both of you at...

Continue Reading

The Great Creamy Eye

I admit I can be fascinated by simple things.

If I let my coffee cool in the cup, the cream kinda congeals to make this weird otherworldly pale staring eye.

Then I drink it…

…to get the powers of the Great Eye.

Apparently, some of those powers are The Power of Queasiness, however.

Continue Reading

Possible conclusion: They have a thing for diseased pregnant children. Weirdos.

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...

Continue Reading

Moving forward kinda rocks!

A lot of people yearn for the days of their childhood.

I think of years of being essentially powerless, having no ability to decide or control my fate, to being talked-down to by adults, to having my opinions dismissed, to information being withheld from me…

…and I think…

“Are you fucking ser...

Continue Reading

Disposable data rarely is.

I sincerely doubt that anyone proposing simple solutions for complex problems should be trusted.

Moreover, I propose that any problems that still exist (that is to say is not already well-known to be solved) are complex problems.

To be specific, I’m talking about problems that have many inter-...

Continue Reading

Don’t Get Us Started On Feminist AI…

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 a...

Continue Reading

Rule 1: Don’t Hurt Your Own Species

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.

The significance of humanity is stressed by people (and their fans) who stand a chance to c...

Continue Reading

Broom Games

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.

You set a little cup on the ground.

You get a broomstick.

You get four people.

Three of the people hold onto the broomstick at various p...

Continue Reading

Sacrosanct

We should all be supremely suspicious of things that are sacrosanct.

It has been said many times that power corrupts. At the risk of accusations of hubris, I’d offer that power isn’t the problem at all. It’s power combined with sacrosanctity to make a unique environment. That environment i...

Continue Reading

Thought is theft

Dammit!

All my great ideas are stolen by assholes with time machines!

Continue Reading

Atheist joke #1

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...

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2015 Lingonberry, Ported By Grav Team

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑