This is a very interesting story in the Washington Post on the impact of the human brain’s tendency to think that easily recalled things are true. The story observes that “conventional response to myths and urban legends is to counter
Left wing Israelis were famous for espousing “there is no military solution to terrorism”. In fact, many an Israeli citizen was formerly willing to do anything in the hopes for “peace”… you want more land, take my back yard; you need guns to
I recall when hockey skates changed from stamped steel supports to impact-resistant plastic. This really didn’t change the performance of skating. It only made skates look high-tech, and frankly that’s been the only advancement in the hockey skate in the last
My son Leonard is taking Honors English as a sophomore at Vandalia-Butler High School. Based on his subtle hints, I have discovered that this course has him particularly frustrated (he sent me 5 separate emails on the topic last night)… I’ve
A father asked his 10-year old son if he knew about the birds and the bees. “I don’t want to know,” the child said, bursting into tears. “Promise me you won’t tell me.” Confused, the father asked what was wrong.
It’s still the NHL preseason, but there is some great action in watching a fight between the two New York teams (thank god, I couldn’t bear to watch any more boring baseball highlights). [youtube]NFcMtIHD-Gw[/youtube] 2 min 6 sec
Since my mother was a graduate of Columbia University with a Masters Degree in Sociology, I feel compelled to weigh-in with an opinion on the recent visit from Iranian Presiden, Had-My-Jihad… The comment that sums it up best came from
The United States is already at war with Iran… If you’re not aware, the Iranian approach to war is to manipulate western freedoms, such as free speech, and fight proxy wars through terrorists (don’t forget, it was the Iranians — also known
If you’re interested in seeing the new F-35 fighter in operation, take a look at the embedded video: [youtube]R8ZyNm0aadE[/youtube] 5 min 6 sec
For those of you interested in mathematics, an interesting list of short-cuts on the listverse site.