Monthly Archives: February, 2015

Mr. Spock

I’m sure you have heard that Leonard Nimoy died.  I, like almost everyone else, will forever think of him as Mr. Spock.  And I, unlike most people, will forever think of Mr. Spock as my first philosophy teacher. Of course everyone associates Spock, and all Vulcanians (that’s what they were called in the original TV […]

The Left – Environmentalism

The other day, I published a post about how stupid the Left side of the political spectrum is.  My point was basically that they fail to convince people of even the most obvious things.  I got a comment suggesting that I make the arguments.  I don’t get too many comments, so I figured I’d give it […]

Phenoms

I have two super powers.  One is that I can turn any light red just by approaching it.  I’m a nightmare to drive with.  The other is that I can guarantee a TV show will get low ratings just by enjoying it.  If I enjoy it from the beginning, it will get cancelled before two […]

Choir Preaching

If there is one thing I hate it is preaching to the choir.  I don’t care if I’m the preacher, in the choir or just an innocent bystander.  It really bugs me.  I find it so distasteful that I have a hard time seeing how anyone could like it.  But, like it someone must since many […]

The Left

Quite a few years ago now, I was talking with my brother when he announced, “Environmentalists must be idiots.”  When I asked him what he meant, he said, “All they’re trying to do is convince people that pollution is bad and they can’t manage to do it.”  His point has stayed with me because he’s […]

Serenade to a Bus Seat by The Clark Terry Quintet – A Review

When I heard Clark Terry died yesterday, the first album I went for was Serenade to a Bus Seat.  I’m not exactly sure why, but it is my favorite Clark Terry album.  He is most famous for playing flugelhorn and his mumbled scat singing, neither of which appear on this album.  It is a straight […]

The Job Market

Robert Paul Wolff writes a very entertaining blog called The Philosopher’s Stone.  Even when he is just bragging about his grandchildren, it is still utterly charming.  A little while ago, I read a post called Ein Gedankenexperiment A La Rawls.  In this post, he describes a thought experiment to determine what jobs would be worth […]

The Baseball Press

Today was the first official day of spring training for most of baseball.  Usually, when spring training starts, there are a whole bunch of stories about how some 36 year old is in the best shape of his life, and how some 22 year old is going to be the next Ted Williams, and about […]

Apparently Teeth, Eyes and Minds Are Not Relevant to Health

I went to the dentist this morning.  The was nothing wrong, it was my semiannual cleaning.  Like most people who are lucky enough to have dental insurance, my dental insurance is not the same as my health insurance.  I have a separate insurance card for the dentist.  Mine happens to be the same provider as […]

The Kid Economy

Some time between my childhood and now, the kid economy disappeared.  When I was young, I had a paper route and I shoveled driveways.  When I was in high school, I scooped ice cream and when I was in college, I washed dishes and cooked.  I had friends that were lifeguards, camp counselors, mowed lawns, etc.  Now, most […]