Sunday, August 13, 2017

after charlottesville

laws re: firing depend on the state. but let's suppose they are all fired. what do you think will happen next? what do you think they'll do? what do you think their families will do? do you think they'll suddenly regret what they did, maybe turn over a new leaf?

no. they will tell the tale that one more thing was taken away from them by the same people that they already hate. and their numbers will grow. it may satisfy our own hate and lust for revenge, but this kind of thinking always makes things worse. it does not treat the root cause: these people are tiny, terrified souls that the world has left behind. they would rather sink the boat the rest of us are on than face the sharks alone.

better education, better jobs, and exposure to more people who are not like them ends hate. until we provide those things, this issue will only get worse. railing at trump or his thugs won't change anything; he has made his position clear. we have to do this, or no one will.

oh - and let's melt the rest of those monuments, plaques, etc., that celebrate racism down into slag. losers lose - that's what loser means.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

do you like actual facts?

are you a trivia buff? if so, our new book, fill my brain, is right up your alley! 499 pages of facts, quotes, bits of history, statistics, and the kind of snarky asides that you've come to know and love after almost 20 years of elsewhen indoctrination.

celebrate your superiority over the mouth breathers! available as black markings on dead tree guts or as a nearly endless stream of ones and zeroes - we don't care which as long as you buy it!

projected economic damage caused by climate change: u.s.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

in the u.s., a recent study found that evangelical christians who attend church regularly are the largest consumers of online porn.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

how to win the lottery

it is possible to guarantee a jackpot-winning lottery ticket. here's how:

at the time of this writing, the odds of winning the powerball jackpot are roughly 1 in 292,201,338 (that’s right – almost the entire population of the u.s.). tickets cost us$2 each. therefore, to purchase every possible number combination, you must spend at least us$584,402,676. assuming that you will immediately lose roughly half of your winnings to taxes, it is necessary for the jackpot to be more than us$1,685,805,352 before you might make a dime. (so, for example, if the prize is us$1,685,806,352, you might take home as much as us$500.)


the odds of winning the megamillions jackpot at the time of this writing are roughly 1 in 259,000,000. tickets cost us$1. therefore, to purchase every possible number combination, you must spend at least us$259,000,000. since you will lose roughly half of your winnings to taxes, it is necessary for the jackpot to be more than us$520,000,000 before you might make any money. (once again, the actual prize amount less your ‘investment’ and taxes determines your likely net.)

discouraged? it gets worse: the folks who run the lotteries rig the games in their favor by increasing the odds against you by tens of millions at least once each year. every state that jumps aboard the lottery train jacks those odds, too.


so - unless you already have enough money that you don’t have any reason to play – buying a lottery ticket has the same result as setting your money on fire.