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The 2013 Round-Up

2013 was a hectic year, but it has finally ended. Actually, it ended several days ago; but as you can imagine, things were...

America’s Most Outrageous Legal Decision of 2013

There have been many profoundly unjust decisions in the United States this year. One of the worst would have to be the setting...

Exorcism, the Human Stun Gun, and Suggestion

When the world ended last year, I pointed out the there is a certain degree of relativism to the apocalypse. That is, you,...

Inattentional Blindness and the Invisible Violinist

If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? It would be hard...

Egyptian Satirists Are in Serious Danger of Angering the Authorities

If you watch any of the English-subtitled videos of Bassem Youssef, you get the distinct feeling that his TV show “AlBernameg” is the Middle...

Should Parents Tell Their Kids “The Truth” About Santa?

Spoiler Alert! Santa is a dangerous alcoholic, suffering from obesity, and doesn’t exist.Actually only one of those is true. Well, maybe two… but if...

If Toby Becomes Japan’s New Prime Minister, Will Japan Cease to Be a Pacifist Nation?

Toby’s at it again. The dream of having to never blog about Tokyo’s most famous bigot – who I hesitate to call anything...

SATIRAN – Part 2: Ahmadinejad, Israel, and the Presidency

In Part 1, the recent health issues of Ahmadinejad were discussed, showing a man more human that people give credit for. But the...

SATIRAN – Part 1: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Suffers in Silence

Reports are coming in now saying that Iranian President Mahmour Ahmadinejad was rushed to a hospital earlier this month following a sudden collapse...

If Only All Bully Stories Ended Like This…

I feel like I’ve been writing so many articles about disappointing or disconcerting events in recent months that when I came across an amazing...

Russian Boy Commits Suicide Over a Japanese Anime Character’s Death

Who cares about “anime”? Lots of people, evidently. In 2009, the anime (Japanese-style cartoon) industry in Japan alone was worth 77.7 billion yen...

Is “Outing” an Internet Troll Going Too Far?

If you don’t know the word “troll,” you probably haven’t been on the internet enough. An “internet troll” is like a cyber-bully, except...

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Albert Einstein was a remarkable man – he was a famous theoretical physicist known for his theory of relativity. He is known as the...

What Were the Worst Disasters of the 2010s?

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What is the History of Internet Memes?

Memes today are recognized as funny, amusing, or interesting items that are spread widely through the Internet. It has been an ever-present part of...

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Work-life balance has always been a struggle for Americans. But an increased concern for workers’ rights along with the power of technology and automation...