• ‘New Facebook Guidelines’ Chain Letter About Copyright Laws Still A Hoax

    Users who’ve logged onto Facebook in the last 24 hours may have seen friends posting a message about “New Facebook Guidelines.” The message urges others to copy and paste the post, lest the company use their content for commercial use without their permission.

    But users shouldn’t be so quick to post the message to their own ...

  • 411VM #28 (1998)

    Skateboarding used to be one of my great passions. I was never a team sport type of guy, but skating offered a form of personal development and discipline that was unique unto itself. And it was more than just a sport. It was a lifestyle and an art form. There was always a new trick ...

  • Aleister Crowley

    “I was in the death struggle with self: God and Satan fought for my soul those three long hours. God conquered — now I have only one doubt left — which of the twain was God?”

  • Amazon Order History (2004-2008)

    Wow! I logged into my old Amazon account today and checked out my order history. I actually got rid of a lot of these books a long time ago, specifically the theological ones, so I just had to catalogue it.

  • Best Undergrad College Degrees by Salary (2008)


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    Mid-Career Median Salary

  • Books Should Be Free

    Books Should Be Free is a website that offers over 3,000 free public domain audio books and eBooks available for PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, Kindle, and MP3 players.

  • Doomsday Profiteering

    The group most vulnerable to doomsday claims is children. Teachers report that many of their students are frightened and some are even considering suicide. This is the most tragic consequence of the 2012 hoax.

  • Dream is Destiny

    Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled. The worst mistake that you can make is to think you’re alive when really you’re asleep in life’s waiting room. I would say that life understood is life lived. But the paradoxes bug me, and I can learn to love and ...

  • Enable Dislike Button (2011)

    Researchers from Sophos have spotted a currently circulating “Enable Dislike Button” Facebook scam.

  • End of Watch (2012)

    I am the police, and I’m here to arrest you. You’ve broken the law. I did not write the law. I may disagree with the law but I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathy. Nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a ...

  • Happy Belated Internet Freedom Day

    R.I.P. Aaron Swartz

  • I’m a Modern Man

    A man for the millennium. Digital and smoke-free. A diversified multicultural postmodern deconstructionist, politically, anatomically, and ecologically incorrect. I’ve been uplinked and downloaded, I’ve been inputted and outsourced. I know the upside of downsizing I know the downside of upgrading. I’m a high tech lo-life. A cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, bi-coastal multitasker and I can give you ...

  • Incomplete Thoughts (Formerly “Finish It”)

    And one more special message to go,

    And then I’m done, then I can go home.

  • Jim Carrey on Awakening

    The new Jim Carrey and the old Jim Carrey

  • KATHARSIS my bad caps lock

    Catharsis is a term in dramatic art that describes the “emotional cleansing” sometimes depicted in a play as occurring for one or more of its characters, as well as the same phenomenon as (an intended) part of the audience’s experience. It describes an extreme change in emotion, occurring as the result of experiencing strong feelings (such as ...

  • Memorable Movie Quotes

    God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s ...

  • Misology

    And, in fact, we find that the more a cultivated reason purposely occupies itself with the enjoyment of life and with happiness, so much the further does one get away from true satisfaction; and from this there arises in many… a certain degree of misology, that is, hatred of reason; for, after calculating all the ...

  • Note #24719462

    They are all children of God, loved and created by the same heart of God… Where is my faith? Even deep down… there is nothing but emptiness and darkness… If there be God — please forgive me… Such deep longing for God… Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal… What do I labor for? ...

  • ObamaCare

    Illegal taxation of U.S. citizens?

    Employer reduction of employee hours to avoid the law?

    Criminal government?

  • Of Man & Intellect

    Self-deception seems to be not only a common occurrence among the animal named man, but the rule of law with exceptions few and far between.

  • Religion as Escapism

    The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.

  • Satire & Farce

    George Carlin and Dane Cook

  • Scribblings on the Wall

    Just some things on my mind… completely unfocused and scrambled. I could probably make a separate post for each of these thoughts, but… nah. More of a splurge to release mental energies than a proper blog post.

  • Shakyamuni

    Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

  • Skateboarding Defies the Neoliberal Logic of the City by making it a Playground for All

    Skateboarding today is a global phenomenon, with around 50m riders and thousands of skate parks worldwide – it will even feature as a sport in the 2020 Olympic Games. From the full on testosterone of Thrasher skateboard magazine to the fashionable styling of Vogue, the skater girls and boys of Kabul to the Native American ...

  • That’s My Pharmacy!

    WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) – Men with guns tied up employees at a Westland pharmacy while they stole prescription drugs and cash.

    Karen Wilkie ran up to the store after she received a disturbing phone call about her boss Ollie.

    “I just got the phone call that he was robbed and they tied him up,” said Willie.

    Her boss ...

  • The Aging Paradox

    I feel like a lot of my time has been spent climbing toward some philosophical or ideological plateau – some time and place where there is no more need to philosophize, where everything has been solved for eternity. Where I’d have the answer to every metaphysical and ethical dilemma. That’s what used to intrigue me ...

  • The Anarchist Cookbook

    The Anarchist Cookbook, first published in 1971, is a book that contains instructions for the manufacture of explosives, rudimentary telecommunications phreaking devices, and other items. It was written by William Powell to protest United States involvement in the Vietnam War.

  • The Book of Wisdom

    I was licking a custard cream when it suddenly turned into the perfect cry of a baby.

  • The Deep Web

    Mike Bergman, founder of BrightPlanet, credited with coining the phrase, said that searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean: a great deal may be caught in the net, but there is a wealth of information that is deep and therefore missed. Most of the ...

  • The Existentialist Tradition

    This just recently arrived in the mail: The Existentialist Tradition: Selected Writings, edited by Nino Langiulli. I’m very happy to have found this book in good condition. This was my first introduction to existentialism around 10 years ago. I originally found it at the University library and the ideas contained within are thought-provoking and sometimes ...

  • The Filter Bubble

    A filter bubble is a result of a personalized search in which a website algorithm selectively guesses what information a user would like to see based on information about the user (such as location, past click behavior and search history) and, as a result, users become separated from information that disagrees with their viewpoints, effectively ...

  • The Logic of Basho

    Nishida Kitarō’s logic of basho, contra the substance logic of Aristotle and the predicate logic of Kant?

  • The Myth of Homo Sapiens

    I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one’s burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral ...

  • Two Brothers

    The Norris brothers entertain us during their first season.

  • Untitled 2

    A wise man once said, “Know thy-self!” But what if one gets so caught up in trying to get to know their self that they forget to live their self?