Category Archives: Humor

A lovable bigot is still a bigot and a lovable polluter still pollutes.

on April 2, 2021 in Art, Humor, Nature, Nonjudgment

Kids today might not have watched All in the Family, but it was huge in its time and focused on a clash of cultures. Quoting Wikipedia, All in the Family is an American television series that ran for nine seasons, from 1971 to 1979. The show revolves around the life of a working-class father and his family. It broke ground on issues previously considered unsuitable for a U.S. network television[…] Keep reading →

What Genesis Meant

on March 3, 2021 in Humor

I’m continually trying to understand different people’s views on population. I see people agreeing on its importance regarding sustainability and even existence, but disagreeing on how to view it or respond to it. The other day I posted Our environment is getting biblical about how we’re causing fire and brimstone to rain down from the skies and other situations like in the Bible. I thought about another biblical passage. When[…] Keep reading →

Our environment is getting biblical

on March 1, 2021 in Humor, Nature

You’ve heard of fire and brimstone. The Bible refers to them plenty. Here’s a typical passage, from Luke: But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Do you know what brimstone is? Sulfur. Do you know what makes acid rain? Sulfur! What did the ozone hole do if not let in fire? We’re seeing fire and brimstone[…] Keep reading →

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 →

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