“The Distress of the Privileged”

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” -- Margaret Atwood I came across a helpful, objective, step by step analysis of "Reverse [Fill in the blank]ism" complaints and the fallacy in those complaints. Often in the call for "compassion", for understanding, for listening to the [...]

[When I am the only person wanting to] Talk about Race

I've read the Millennials are the color-blind generation, and it's always bothered me a bit. To be honest, I was hoping that I not be the person to break the bad news to my kids why this optimism is misplaced. Millennials, as a whole, feel that colorblindness is something to strive toward, yet they believe in "celebrating [...]

Expectations are the mother of discontent

So were men consulted when mother's day was invented? Did they agree to the deal or was it simply a unilateral contract? Maybe it seems unfair to some that they have to be on their best behavior the whole day? What's up with "I" have to do everything around the house? The whole 24 hours? [...]

The Brutal Eloquence of an Infographic

(Click on the flow map to see the larger version on Wikipedia) This flow map was recently touted by Dr. James Grime on Numberphile as "The Greatest Ever Infographic". It's created by Charles Minard, a French civil engineer and a pioneer for "information graphics". So, yes, Internet, I was just as startled as you're now to [...]

Surprises from Germany!

  Best find in Germany: Kinder Eggs (Kinder Surprises). I was indeed pleasantly surprised that the toy is a Lufthansa plane. And the pieces all fit together nicely. (Remember those horrible experiences with your sobbing, disappointed kid because the cheap toys broke or could not be put together even with Super Glue?) My son said, "Duh. [...]

Der Rambling über Berlin [sic]

I spent 7 Euro for the privilege of going inside the Berliner Dom. Money so well spent.   So... This happened. I walked into the hotel and there's this giant aquarium about 25 metre tall in the middle of of the lobby.       A room with a view.     What happens when [...]

Snowman Cookie GIF

I love this GIF so much. Courtesy of Google+ Autoawesome and Android magic.

Polar Vortex vs Tardis

Many would be mightily disappointed by the misleading title of this post. My apology. By Tardis, I mean the awesome Tardis fleece blankets found on ThinkGeek. Each of the boys got one for Christmas. I was blue with envy as soon as I touched it. So soft and fuzzy. AND it's bigger on the inside! [...]

Help! Cuteness is everywhere.

I had the privilege of flying on one of Eva Airlines' Hello Kitty planes today.   Everywhere you turn on the plane, you see signs of Hello Kitty: from the pins on the flight attendants' uniforms, their pink aprons, the pillow covers, to the air freshener in the lavatory.   I started chuckling as I [...]

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My plan to eat nothing until I reach Taipei completely failed. Thanks to Asiana Airlines.  

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