Archive for January, 2019

My State of the Union Address

My version of the SOTU I’d give. Should be something in here to offend just about everybody.

In Search of Masculinity:Pt1

I’ve posted a couple of times on the Gillette ad and an answering ad from Egard watches. I’ve explained my objections to the Gillette ad and why I think the Egard ad is not only more effective as an advertisement, but as a call to action as well. And now, I want to dig a little bit deeper into this
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Making a Case. And a Sale.

Two different sales models. Gillette highlights the worst that men do, says it describes all of us, and hectors us to “do better”, ignoring the fact that most of us are already doing better than the examples laid out in the ad. It’s designed to make us feel that we lack something and must change our basic nature in order
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Bipartisanship in DC: Tit for Tat Politics

Speaker Pelosi gigs President Trump regarding the State of the UNion Address

Tech Review: VR Games

Reviewing four VR games on the Vive, including Beat Saber, Audioshield, The Lab, and Drunk or Dead.

Razors and Masculinity: Creating a False Perception of Reality

What can an ad tell us about gender roles and relationships? It turns out, not much.

Moral Truth vs Facts: A New Disguise for the Ends Justifying the Means

Is it bad to use deception in service of a higher moral truth? Can that even be done?

Hooray for New Math

First, watch the following video on Common core multiplication. Pretty ridiculous right? What a crazily complicate way to do simple multiplication. The lady made coffee, and let her dog out to play after solving the problem in the same amount of time it took the teacher to solve it. What a waste of time. Except… The video is a crock.
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Tech Review: HTC Vive

The HTC Vive offers one of the best Virtual Reality experiences out there, but it does not come cheap. Or without growing pains.

Heaven

“I’m dying,” she whispered. “I know,” I said. The antiseptic walls of the hospital room sucked all the color out of the room. White, impersonal, easy to disinfect, an expanse of blankness broken by the chrome of the bed rails and an old tube style television in the corner tuned to Jeopardy, her husband’s favorite show. The show was muted.The
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