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Archive for the 'Random Thoughts' Category

Parents Sue Wal-Mart Over Bathtime Pictures/Child Porn Hysteria

by @ Friday, September 18th, 2009. Filed under In The News, Random Thoughts

Once again, the rule seems to be take a picture of your child wearing anything but a burqa and you risk going to jail: PHOENIX — An Arizona couple accused of sexual abuse after taking bath-time photos of their children and then trying to have them developed at Walmart are suing the state and the […]

Question Of The Day

by @ Friday, February 13th, 2009. Filed under Random Thoughts, Religion

From Heather MacDonald at Secular Right: Will Bill O’Reilly or anyone else who saw the hand of God in the safe landing of US Airways Flight 1549 this January please explain why God chose not to save Continental Connection Flight 3407, which plunged into a house outside of Buffalo last night, killing all 49 people […]

Is Reality Just A Computer Generated Illusion ?

by @ Tuesday, August 14th, 2007. Filed under Random Thoughts, Science

That’s what one computer scientist seems to think: Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody elses hobby. I hadnt imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends […]

I Am Not Responsible

by @ Wednesday, August 16th, 2006. Filed under Random Thoughts

Feel guilty for something you might have done wrong ? Why bother, after all, everyone agrees that you’re not responsible.

Happy Birthday

by @ Tuesday, July 25th, 2006. Filed under Random Thoughts

My lunchtime blog surfing tells me that today is Brad Warbiany’s birthday. He asks us to raise a pint to him tonight…….. Just a pint Brad ?

Monopoly Goes Plastic

by @ Tuesday, July 25th, 2006. Filed under In The News, Random Thoughts

There have been several stories recently about Parker Brothers making changes to its signature board game, Monopoly, in an effort to revive the game’s popularity. Well, at least one change we now know of — say goodbye to paper Monopoly money, its all plastic now. Monopoly board game players can now pay for properties with […]

It Must Be A Sweeps Week At The Washington Post

by @ Saturday, July 22nd, 2006. Filed under Random Thoughts

That’s the only conclusion I can reach after reading this story about girls losing their virginity in the summertime: Sometimes the memory comes out of nowhere. Maybe you’re sitting on your deck on a summer night after the kids have gone to bed. Or stuck in traffic after work, thinking about the 800 things you […]

This I Just Don’t Understand

by @ Thursday, July 20th, 2006. Filed under Random Thoughts

Believe it or not, there are people in the Metro D.C area who choose to live without air conditioning. Growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., where summers are short and heat advisories are rare, Elissa David never had air conditioning. Her parents didn’t believe in it. Now she lives here, where on some summer days the […]

For The Children. Against The Parents

by @ Tuesday, July 18th, 2006. Filed under In The News, Random Thoughts

Salon has a piece up by Jody Jenkins describing the hell that he and his family went through when he decided to take some seemingly innocent pictures of his children during a camping trip: As usual during the trip, we took several photos. Because I forgot my digital camera, I bought a disposable camera at […]

A Judgment From Above ?

by @ Tuesday, July 18th, 2006. Filed under Random Thoughts

Maybe, maybe not. Lightning strikes Las Vegas:

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