Category Archives: Humor

How about helping polluters reduce pollution this way?

on October 26, 2020 in Humor

I pick up a lot of litter these days. The stuff I pick up, I usually carry to a trash can and put it in. Some of the main producers I see are McDonald’s, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, pizza shops, other cafes, and other doof stores. When we know the source of the garbage, what do you think about putting the waste back into the place it came from? For example,[…] Keep reading →

Three oddly accurate rules of communications in 2020

on October 2, 2020 in Humor

Digital communications where we’re all connected all the time mean: There are a million ways to connect—and they all break. When meeting in person, everyone arrives a few minutes late because they can text a few minutes before to say so. Ironically, for meeting online or for phone calls, everyone arrives on time.

A Christmas Thought on Population and Climate

on December 25, 2019 in Humor

Have you heard the retort that the solution to climate change is more babies? Search and you’ll find many people, generally US conservatives, repeating it. Senator Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, said: Climate change is an engineering problem — not social engineering, but the real kind. It’s a challenge of creativity, ingenuity, and technological invention. And problems of human imagination are not solved by more laws, but by more humans![…] Keep reading →

The Original Bar Chart, or why I prefer chalkboards to whiteboards

on November 27, 2019 in Education, Humor, Visualization

I prefer blackboards to whiteboards, which are plastic and chintzy, their markers plastic and chemically. Blackboards, on the other hand, are made of rock. Chalk is made of chalk. They’re from the Earth. But my big issue is that markers are nearly always out of ink, which I find out too late, by using them. With chalk, you can tell by looking, as this bar chart I made shows: Try[…] Keep reading →

My first public open mike stand-up comedy performance

on May 23, 2018 in Art, Humor

I didn’t always love performing. Before writing a sketch and performing in the sketch comedy class play in business school, called Follies, I avoided the stage. That performance experience became one of the most amazing, transformative experiences of my life. It opened me up to emotional awareness and expression beyond any expectations. I knew I would perform more, despite the anxiety the mere thought of it created. Taking Meisner technique[…] Keep reading →

Immature, spoiled eating habits and the Yummy Phase

on November 24, 2017 in Audio, Humor, Perception

The more I cook for myself, the more I appreciate nuance, subtlety, complexity, variety, and so forth in food, as well as the expression of the person who prepared the food. Also, the more I see others as stuck in the yummy phase, which describes the United States population increasingly in number and increasingly in areas beyond food. What’s the yummy phase? The urban dictionary defines it effectively: The period[…] Keep reading →

Tim Ferriss is talking about me! … with Martin Gibala, about burpees, the New York Times, and public health

on January 25, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Humor, SIDCHAs

Tim Ferriss, bestselling author and marketer of The 4-Hour Workweek and follow-up “4-Hour” books, interviewed Martin Gibala, the scientist whose suggesting burpees as a candidate for the single best exercise in the New York Times in 2011 inspired my sidcha. Dr. Gibala’s book with Christopher Shulgan, The One Minute Workout, launches on February 7 (a week before my book, Leadership Step by Step!), which they talked mostly about, how to[…] Keep reading →

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