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June 22, 2010

Facebook is Making Me Stupid

Filed under: Politics,Whimsy,Wisdom and Trivia — billcutshall @ 11:33 am
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I should qualify that.  Facebook is making me stupid-ER and I am sure it is the “status update’s” fault.  I used to think.  I used to try to string ideas and concepts together into coherent points, arguments, hypotheses, ideas, and sometimes even fiction.  Now I simply dump snippets of stuff into my Facebook status and move on with the rest of my day.  It’s making me rusty; a fact that attempting to write this paragraph serves to painfully illuminate.  I need to do something about that. (more…)

January 5, 2009

There Will Never Be a Dog World

Filed under: Whimsy — billcutshall @ 12:06 pm
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Driving in the car with my wife and two little girls made me realize that a society of intelligent dogs could never exist.  (more…)

December 25, 2008

More Random Ignorance

Filed under: Whimsy — billcutshall @ 3:45 pm

After opening all the toys Santa brought my little girls for Christmas I have to conclude that fully half the population of China must be employed as twist-tiers.  Every single part of every toy and accessory was twist-tied.  To make matters worse, right next to the twist-tiers in the Chinese toy factory are a legion of twist-tie-tapers taping down the ends of all the twist ties used to keep Barbie’s shoes welded to the cardboard next to her feet.

December 23, 2008

Random Ignorance

Filed under: Whimsy — billcutshall @ 6:00 am

I wonder how many CEOs invested their giant bonuses with Bernie Madoff.

December 14, 2008

Dialing Up Damage

Just a random thought but by my estimate nearly 90% of all unwanted phone calls (collections and solicitations) now originate from call centers in India and thus the script is delivered with a thick Indian accent.  I wonder if America as a whole is being negatively influenced to the sound of an Indian English speaker.  Is there possibly a new crazy class-action lawsuit in the making?  Could Indian-Americans (as opposed to American Indians) sue companies that have outsourced their collections, solicitation, and customer support communications for irreparably damaging their lives and future prospects?

Well, I mean of course they “could” but is it a strong enough case to have a snowball’s chance of interesting a decent lawyer?

October 28, 2008

Seven Monkeys

Filed under: Whimsy — billcutshall @ 6:35 pm

An acquaintance of mine described his wife to me in a way that I still get a kick out of every time I think of it.  He said that if you spent long enough talking to her you realized that her brain was home to seven monkeys that communicated with the outside world by way of a single microphone.  (more…)

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