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Calculating American Stupidity June 2, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Celebrities, Exercise, Fun, Humor, Religion, Philosophy, and Science, Stupidity.
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There are any number of metrics that people regularly apply to guage IQ. In the United States, this is sometimes hotly debated, but frequently demonstrated.


As Menken observed, it is hard to lose money underestimating the intelligence of the middle class. Accordingly, there are times that the stupidity of the American people can be easily measured. Today appears to be one of those times. (more…)

Kicking Axl Today May 26, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Celebrities, Fun, Humor, Stupidity.

This morning, as I grabbed a shirt for work, I suddenly had this burning desire to punch Axl in the face.


Identity: Security Mechanisms and the Perception of Worth May 17, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Celebrities, Digital Identity, Family, Friends, Identity Theft, Love, Morality, Security, Self-Worth, Technology.

In the security business, there are familiar mechanisms for establishing who you are, and why you deserve access to a building, an area, a computer, and so on. We use similar mechanisms to place value upon celebrities, people in positions of power, and even upon friends and acquaintances. Isn’t it odd that we seem to use similar things for such (apparently) dissimilar purposes?


Jackson Outrages Mimes May 6, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Celebrities, Humor, Race and Prejudice, Stupidity, Theater.
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According to a news article today, Michael Jackson is demanding that GQ magazine pull the current issue from newstands. Apparently, Jackson feels that photos of an impersonator were “spoofing” him. (The photo below is one of Jackson in a police mugshot.)
Michael Jackson, not impersonating a street mime.
In related news, street mimes across the globe (notorious for their white face makeup) are expressing outrage at Michael Jackson spoofing their appearance with his, asking that his color be restored (the photo above clearly indicates he is no longer a “person of color”), or that he be “pulled from the public eye.” Unfortunately, the mimes have not stated this verbally, but have instead acted out their outrage by pretending the be stuck inside an invisible “box of humiliation,” and pulling the invisible “rope of justice.”

The other frequently outraged Jackson could not be reached for comment.