Tag Archives: pop culture

My first completed image

I’m more interested in the programming, esp. how to get the program efficient (not necessarily “easy”) to use, with adequate features, and some cute (and I hope clever) ways to use software to achieve way more than a manual coloring … Continue reading

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Hard to find something light-hearted

In the tone of my revitalized blogging I now scan news for some subject as grist for a light-hearted post, hard to come by today. I know the late night comedians, esp. the late great Jon Stewart have their staff … Continue reading

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Lying with links

The web writing style, using links as references, is a bit different from conventional footnotes and while it appears to be authoritative you need to actually look at the links to see if that source supports the point being made. … Continue reading

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Absurd religious objection to right to die

Well the fundies imposed their religious views on others, yet again, by killing SB128 in California. Where’s my religious freedom (as in freedom from religion) in all this. What about my strongly held views, don’t they count as much as … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide

I’ve felt, for years, this is the next battle between reason and religion here in the U.S. and in fact it has expanded from the pioneering movement in Oregon now to five states and I predict it will be the … Continue reading

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Deciding what I believe

This might seem like a silly exercise, after all I believe what I believe. But rather than let myself just jump to some conclusion, based on gut feel and general belief, I like to be consistent in my beliefs, basing … Continue reading

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Yep, $10,000 status symbol, got to have it

I have no idea how to include YouTube in WordPress so I’ll just post the URL and you can go look for yourself. I got the link to this video from a Huffpo post where I’ll copy their money quote … Continue reading

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Fat chance on this idea; GMO probiotics!

Pardon the pun (or cliche) since this post is about fat. From the news I selected an article about the possible connection of gut bacteria and obesity. The popular press version (IOW, dumbed down from real study) actually reports multiple … Continue reading

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Sometimes American are just plain stupid; SUVs

I almost thought it was a joke and then had to laugh when I read this article, that with a minor drop in gas prices Americans are flooded back to buying gas-guzzling SUVs. Do we have an attention span longer … Continue reading

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Going to Boston soon

After dithering quite a bit I finally decided to attend the Centennial Celebration of the founding of the MIT chapter of my fraternity (Kappa Sigma) in a few weeks. Plus I hope to get an extra day and try (most … Continue reading

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