March 30, 2010
First, my loyal followers (and I use the plural loosely) — sorry I missed last week’s Thursday post. It was one of those “It’s Thursday, really? I thought it was Wednesday all day” sorta days.
Second — I’d like to apologize for today’s post ahead of time — which may seem (even by my standards) tiny and nitpicky but it’s something that’s been on my mind for quite some time.
When did the “flip” happen?
When did people on the phone become our first priority? You know, as opposed to, say, the PEOPLE STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. Read the rest of this entry »
March 19, 2010
It’s amazing to me how the concept of “food” varies so drastically from one culture to the next.
As Socrates once blogged “One country’s insect infestation is another country’s feast.” (And by “Socrates” I mean “me”)
Some of us look at a bull’s penis and think “Wow, that is a large penis. I better stay away from that. ” Others, in Taiwan, for instance, look at it and think Man, I’m gettin’ hungry.
(And still others look at a bull’s penis and think “Hey, great blog topic!”) Read the rest of this entry »
March 9, 2010
There was an interesting Frontline special a few weeks ago about the positive and negative effects of technology and the internet on society. It basically boils down to this — we have no attention span anymore. And the generation that is growing up with smart phones, laptops, internet, and the soon-to-be-released iPad will have even less attention span.
I’m not sure why I’m even bothering to blog about this — 90% of you have already clicked over to some other website. But for those “slow-ys” (as I will call anyone who is so lazy that they read more than half a paragraph) I wanted to see if I could instigate some changes in how technology effects my own attention span. So I’m taking this pledge:
DAVID’S TECHNOLOGY PLEDGE Read the rest of this entry »
March 4, 2010
This is where I’ll tackle the least-interesting aspect of the Academy Awards: the awards.
Best Original Screenplay
Nominees: Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, The Messenger, A Serious Man, UP.
Predicted Winner: UP. A mark of good writing is brevity and UP has the shortest title. I would’ve predicted ‘Inglourous Basterds’ but if Quentin Tarantino can’t even be bothered to spell-check the title I can’t imagine the Academy will feel right in rewarding such sloppiness. Read the rest of this entry »