Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gym Memberships

Back before the days of cellphones it was common for people to pull up in front of someone's house and lay on the horn to get them to come out. This was in lieu of the arduous task of getting off your FAT FUCKING LAZY ASS and walking 15 feet to the entrance of a house/apartment and ringing the door.

The great advantage of laying on the horn is that everyone in a half mile radius gets to hear that you've arrived. Unlike ringing the door, where only the occupants of the house would hear it.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Kids Will be Kids

It's Labor Day in the United States of America, so let's talk about the hardest working people in show business: porn stars.

At the recommendation of a friend I watched the documentary Hot Girls Wanted. It's on Netflix in the U.S., check it out. Be warned that it does contain nudity and graphic descriptions of sex acts. So unless you're doing a scared straight thing with your kids, maybe save it for when they're not around.

The film chronicles the short career of one particular amateur porn star, as well as highlighting the life stories and careers of a few of the women being represented by the same agency.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Discrimination Test

So this woman in Kentucky refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples on the grounds of religious freedom. Now she's being sent to jail. People are defending her, because once again the poor oppressed Christian majority in this country is under attack by the well funded, excessively protected, queer/black/Muslim/atheist/whatever minority.

I have a trick for determining whether an issue is an issue. You have to ask a two simple questions:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The McDonald's Problem

The movement to raise the minimum wage has been gaining some momentum. Naturally you can't just snap your fingers and do it. There are costs involved, both short term and long term. One of the things that frequently comes up is that fast food franchises, McDonald's for instance, can't just raise what they pay their employees because they're barely squeaky by as it is and have no control over the price of their products. A private business can pass that new cost along to the consumer, if acceptable. So let's dive into some faux-math on owning a burger restaurant, shall we?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Liberal Apologism

Having posted something very left leaning, the time has come to rant a bit in the other direction... sort of.

I recently watched a video critique of the entire Call of Duty game series to date. It's absolutely excellent. I'll warn you now; it's over two hours long.

While I loved hearing the narrators views on the themes of the games, something struck me very off when he began talking about the fifth game in the series: World at War.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Education Dollars and Sense

Recently I had a discussion with a co-worker about education. His daughter is nine years old. He told me he doesn't want her to have to pay for her college. He and his wife will take on her debt so that she can get a good start out of school. So that got us to talking about the economics of education.