Unintended consequences

Often people as individuals, or groups, or companies, or governments, make decisions that in context look very sensible, pragmatic and practical. Sometimes however things then pop up to illustrate that the full consequences of a choice had not been thought through very carefully. With a hat tip to Tim K, here is a story from 2015 … Read more Unintended consequences

Conservative congressional candidate shares screenshot, forgets to close porn windows

This is quite frankly hilarious … Mike Webb, a conservative candidate for the United States Congress, believes in full accountability, and so he tries to engage directly himself with the public. So far it is not going too well for him, because while attempting to share a screenshot on Facebook in order to win some daft argument regarding finding … Read more Conservative congressional candidate shares screenshot, forgets to close porn windows

Sex, Lies, and Blog Statistics – the top 5 from 2014

Time for me to indulge myself in a little rant about the increasing pervasiveness of what can best be termed click-bait, but first, since it is January 1, I’ll start with a bit of crowd sourcing by taking a quick look at the statistics to see which of my posts got the most views in 2014. Here are the … Read more Sex, Lies, and Blog Statistics – the top 5 from 2014

Religion, Sex, Porn and Politics

The more religious people are, the more upset they will often be about the availability of porn, and yet surprisingly enough (to some), that degree of religiosity also correlates with a voracious consumption of porn, so what is going on here? Valerie Tarico, a psychologist and writer in Seattle, has a great article over on AlterNet that … Read more Religion, Sex, Porn and Politics

The ‘Smut for Smut’ Campaign Returns – Students offer to exchange a bible for some porn

Last week, some students at the University of Texas at San Antonio ran their now-annual “Smut for Smut” campaign. The deal is that holy books could be exchanged for hard-core pornography. <you can insert your “???” comment here> Is this a joke? Nope, it is a real offer, so what is this all about? The … Read more The ‘Smut for Smut’ Campaign Returns – Students offer to exchange a bible for some porn