Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We're Big in Japan (with Cat Owners)

And I quote, "But the most popular cat name in Japan, taking the first place spot, was Sora, which means 'sky.'"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Faith-Based Idiocy

Image via Pew Research

Just read this article at Addicting Info, "Americans Were Asked A Simple Science Question, Their Answers Will Make You Laugh…Or Cry," regarding the state of science literacy in the country. In short, it is not good, and a good chunk of the blame  can be laid at the feet of the rising tide of flat-Earther Christian conservatism in this country.

Unless someone invents an operational, profitable faith-based automobile or computer, I'd like those Americans engaging in anti-intellectual, anti-science, anti-rational applications of their Christian beliefs to 21st century education (and their ignorant enablers among political leaders) to realize that when China or some other country hammers the final nail into the coffin of U.S. industrial and economic prominence it will not be because those countries out-believed us.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On Snipers Americanos . . . 

Top Ten (Imaginary) Movies I'd Like to See Instead of American Sniper
(in no particular order)

1) American Teacher
2) American Factory Worker
3) American Musician
4) American Social Worker
4) American Farmer
5) American Writer
6) American First Responder
7) American Doctor
8) American Artist
9) American Charity Volunteer
10) American Dreamer