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Four More Reasons Why Your Kids Might Be Stupid

After a week or so of computer woes, I’m back, ready to take aim at the American education model once more. A couple of weeks ago, I observed a few fundamental flaws in the way we teach our kids. Here’s a few more crucial ways we make our kids, and our adults, stupid. 4. Not everyone […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Obama will Fail

Barrack Obama seems like a pretty competent guy, and if I were a US citizen, I would have voted for him. But now that his surreal inauguration is over, it’s time for a dose of reality. Much of the US populace have hung their hopes and dreams on this one man’s shoulders, but I can […]

War on B.S. Humbug Edition – 25 Reasons I Hate Christmas

I hate Christmas. There, I said it. Here’s why. 1. Christians actually think Jesus was born in winter – half them don’t realize that Christmas was set to Dec. 25th to coincide with pagan winter solstice celebrations. 2. People eat like crazy and the gyms are closed. 3. If church and state are separate, why […]

Letter to Heath Campbell

Dear Herr Campbell, I thought I would send you this letter, letting you know my thoughts and considerations on the matter of your son, one Adolf Hitler Campbell (we will get to your daughters JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn later). I read the news story about the cake you were so unjustly denied, simply because […]

Proof Americans Spend Too Damn Much Time Entertaining Themselves

If you needed it, some evidence that Americans just spend too much of their time trying to keep idle minds occupied with mindless entertainment just hit the news stands today. A number of news sources reported on what most people saw as an amusing story about congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hanging up on President-elect Barack Obama […]

America elects a black president… and racism still lives

Memorandum Date: Nov. 4, 2008 To: The World From: America Subject: Racism No Longer Exists Look out, world! America has grown up. That’s right. In case your third-rate newspapers skimmed over it, America elected its first black president. Or… part black president. Or maybe he’s a Muslim. I also heard that he once went to […]

Kavan’s Top 5 Ways to Save Energy – The Big Picture

I’ve got good news and bad news. Bad news first: switching from incancesdents to CFLs is not going to halt climate change. Although I agree that they help and encourage people to try them, CFLs, biodiesel, weatherstripping and similar tactics only distract from the underlying causes of inefficiency. The good news is, sound strategies for […]

Google announces $10 million in funding for YOU, if you know how to help enough people

It’s called Project 10 to the 100, and it’s like an open X-Prize for any idea that can help lots and lots of people. A few posts ago, I identified what may be the root cause of our society’s ubiquitous problems. Reader jonathan quite rightly commented: “Flawless description of a problem…but no solution?” Now, with […]

Myth Busted: Violence Can Solve Problems

Have you ever found yourself in a waiting room, and you spot the inevitable rack of brochures full of bullshit? Well, I think I’ve tracked down the biggest gem of them all: Mad Attitude?! Violence Gets You Nowhere! This brochure is based entirely on the old adage that violence doesn’t solve anything. While this sounds […]

Seven Reasons I Might Strangle Someone One Day

In case you hadn’t noticed, there are a lot of reasons to dislike people. If you’re anything like me, you can’t stand about 90% of the assholes you meet on a daily basis. At some point, I asked myself just why is it that most people are so damn irritating? Well, I think I’ve dug […]