Friday, March 28, 2014

Fox News and NASA



Everybody knows that Fox News is incredibly biased towards anything a touch left of center. While they claim to be fair and balanced, even their news programs are structured in a way that consistently bashes Obama and the left.

But whatever, that is old news. Today I heard something new that made my blood boil. Apparently, Fox is going to run a segment over the weekend that criticizes Obama for cutting the space program and allowing Russia to get a stranglehold on the stars. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Trident Vitality Awaken review



I recently picked up a three-pack of this for 99 cents (at the 99 cent store no less). Suffice it to say, I was blown away by how good it is. It easily matches up to more expensive mint gums of similar flavor, like Stride Peppermint, or 5 Cobalt.

Inequality for All Review




Unsurprisingly, income inequality was at its highest in 1928 and 2007, or in other words right before the Great Depression and Great Recession.

If you look at some of the first articles I wrote on this website, you will notice that I used to be a bit (read: a lot) more conservative than I am currently. Back then, I watched a bit too much Glenn Beck, drank above the doctor's recommended amount of O'Reilly cool-aid, and generally saw no issue with many of the things that I do today.

My volte-face in regard to ideology is probably best revealed by my absolute adoration of Robert Reich's documentary, "Inequality for All," a film that tackles one of the most pressing issues in America today -- income inequality.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Why Cracked.com isn't funny anymore redux




It has been a little under two years since I wrote a relatively negative article about Cracked.com, aptly named Why Cracked.com isn't funny anymore. It gets a huge amount of traffic to this day, for reasons unbeknownst to me, so I thought it would be worthwhile to take another peek at this infamous humor website and see how they are doing.

I decided to read an article titled "5 Dick Moves Your Bank Pulls (You Won't Believe Are Legal)," written by Spencer Lowe. Lowe is a good writer, probably better than me at least. I understood everything fairly well, and unlike the article I reviewed in my lambasting of Cracked.com, he never got overly political in his analysis.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Leave the Galaxy S5 alone


Now that the post-release cacophony of tech articles relating to the S5 is dying down, I'd like to put my two cents in. I'll preface this by saying that I wrote an article a year ago referencing what I saw as severe diminishing returns in the smartphone industry. The Galaxy S5 did nothing to disprove the trend I noted in that article, and yet, I am writing today to defend it. Why? Read on.