To what extent are we responsible for the trauma we inflict on others? To what extent are you responsible for the trauma you inflict on others? Inarguable examples abound; the sexual assaulter surely is to blame directly, morally, consequentially, and knowingly. A murderer is morally to blame for the grief inflicted on the whole family … Continue reading Am I responsible for how I make others feel?
It's difficult for me to stand by watching as hundreds of thousands of real, actual human lives hanging in the balance of every decision not taken seriously — for reasons that amount to the amassing of political power or/for an everlasting desire for the accumulation of wealth.
Remember that song Telephone by Lady Gaga and Beyonce? In this essay I will explain why they were right about everything
My back seized up while I was waiting for my popped bike tire to get fixed. Went to the clinic to make sure it was only a muscle spasm. Felt better the next day. Wrote a poem in the waiting room.
[Originally posted on Facebook.] I BEGIN WRITING THIS POST WITH A LOUD, EXASPERATED SIGH AND A FRUSTRATED SHAKE OF MY HEAD BACK AND FORTH. Old, white, conservative baby boomers like Dennis Prager get so hung up about transgender people in a way that almost certainly ultimately points inward toward their own internal psychological difficulties facing … Continue reading The English-language terms we use to talk about trans issues are imperfect
I don't have a lot going on in my life right now, and that's the way I like it. I've lived an eventful life for a white kid growing up in North Dakota and I have no regrets. My daily boredom has directed me toward something that was previously off-limits to me: Publicly trolling people … Continue reading My New Hobby: Being a heinous idiot on public Facebook forums
"Wow... how ironic.""That's not ironic; it's just a coincidence.""Yeah, I guess it's just inconvenient. Not really ironic." "No, this is ironic! Because it's unexpected!""Well, then it's just unexpected. Just because something's unexpected doesn't mean it's also necessarily ironic.""Then what does 'ironic' even mean??" Ironic: "Happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically … Continue reading An incomplete list of things that are ironic
THIS POST IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. Adam "You know how back in the 50s, Elvis was so controversial because he moved his hips or whatever?" Kara "Yeah?" Adam "Well, today we're used to artists like Eminem being a certain level of offensiveness, but we can assume it’ll only keep going. It makes … Continue reading The most offensive song in the world
During takeoff and landing, we're required to shut off all electronic devices. Since Metallica and David Cross are no longer able to entertain me via iPod, what am I going to do? Look for and use anything around me. I could read the safety procedures pamphlet, but I've already read it every single other time … Continue reading I read through one of those airplane product catalogues (Skymall Awards)
I was dating a girl who, during one of my blackout drunken antics / rant nights, decided to write down a bunch of ridiculous shit that I said and did: — — — Talking to a shot glass: Me "Why are you so sticky" Shot glass "Because I am" Me "Wow... you can't talk...." — … Continue reading The Drunk Blog
I took an engineering course my freshman year of college (don't ask), and there was a mid-semester student review survey that went out about each of the classes you were taking. I leave positive comments when I think a teacher is actually outstanding, and provided some sort of value to my learning. For the professors … Continue reading “Would you like to participate in a voluntary feedback survey?” Why, yes I would
An incomplete list of everything in the world that annoys me: 1: Finding out that there is no toilet paper on the roll, above the toilet, in closets, under clothes, or anywhere else in the entire house. Especially when you find out "after it's already too late." You're thrown at the mercy of the gods … Continue reading An incomplete list of everything in the world that annoys me