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some kinda trick question

2014-9-5

When I was thinking of how to punch this comic, i had a couple ideas.  the first idea is the one you see presented before you… The second idea, which i actually liked better, was to have charlie say, “is this some kind of a trick question?”  But as I was brushing my teeth, I realized that I would be pretty much verbatim stealing the punch line from a Calvin and Hobbes strip, the one where calvin is pounding nails into the coffee table (oh yeah, the watterson one is WAY funnier).

Have a great weekend everyone!  find some time and read a book, because KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!  and reading is good for the ol’ mind-grapes.

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…Don’t kill any albatrosses, for cryin’ out loud.

2014-8-18

I’m aware of the mis-quote of the ol’ ancient mariner, but i figured, more people probably know the expression in its modern form.

I guess you could say i’ve got SEA on the brain!  Yesterday, we went out to white rock and walked on the pier and ate overpriced but delicious fish and chips.  mmm.  We saw ocean people doing their ocean thing, and a dead fish on the rocks.

the ocean!  there’s so much dead stuff in it.  -shutter-

The situation described here, regarding netflix, i’m SURE is an experience many can relate too.  About 8 years ago, well before netflix was available in canada, my parents had a “free” video-on-demand feature through their TV provider.  it was MIND BLOWING!  there was a selection of like 12 movies that would change every couple of weeks.  Now, with netflix’s library of 12 kazillion options, a mere 12 movies seems almost laughable…  BUT!  When there were 12 options, it didn’t take long to choose one or two.  When there are 12 kazillion options, it tends to take a tad bit more time.  It’s truly terrifying.

Anyways!  My vacation is over, time to go back to work!

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THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU READ

2014-2-10

It’s easy to agree with people you agree with.  It’s easy to read books you agree with, and build a library of people you agree with.  It’s easy to be pushed further and further into a way of thinking if the argument sits right.

When I disagree with a person’s thesis, or argument, or their books, or their rhetoric, is it my duty to attack?  Or would it be better to say “I disagree” and move on?  Or, is it better to disagree, figure out why, and talk about it?  Or to find some common ground?  OR to figure out what doesn’t sit well, and why it doesn’t, and then make a call?

People will always disagree on everything worth agreeing about because for the most part, people can’t even agree on what’s worth agreeing on.

I don’t like how some people think an opinion is right JUST because someone wrote a book on it!

I think most authors write to try and get people to THINK about what they are writing about, not to have their books used as argumentative trump-cards.   Good books don’t make people turn their brains off.