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No More Friday Rants

Over for the last week I have been mulling whether I want to continue doing Friday Rants, and I have come to the conclusion that I think I going to end the whole business. It is not that they aren’t really amusing to write and — I hope — to read. It is just that…

I haven’t been in a large lecture for a while, but this semester I decided to take a course in introductory economics at a local community college for my own enrichment. The experience has reminded me why I was so happy that I didn’t have to go to lectures anymore. (Ed. sentence removed. See below.)…

Friday Rants: People

People, you suck. When I was younger (and less of a calloused bastard), I was willing to believe that human beings’ pernicious behavior was restricted to particular unsavory individuals or select groups. Likewise, I would write off unscrupulous behavior as isolated incidents in the lives of otherwise good people. In short, I used to believe…

Complementary and alternative medicine has no business participating in mainstream science or medicine.

When Readers Comment (1/30/08)

My Friday rant about intellectuals triggered lots of interesting comments, both positive and negative. Treb: I know it was a “rant”, but, wow, is it ever funny to hear someone rant that they are open-minded and someone else is not. Sounds like a high school column about trying to be cool. caynazzo: I think many…

Intellectuals, I have had it with your crap. I have had it with your Laputan thinking and your Utopian fantasies. I have had it with the assumption that people who do not instantaneously agree with you are somehow mentally deficient. I have had it with being lectured by people who know nothing of the subject…

That’s right. I’m talking to you, Lou Dobbs of CNN. What fascinates me about you is that although you are a thug of at least comparable measure to Bill O’Reilly — what with your nightly anti-immigrant rants — your thuggery seems to have gone largely unnoticed in the liberal establishment. If my liberal friends will…

Friday Rants: I hate these TV ads

I hate you IO Digital Cable. I haven’t the foggiest idea where you are or what you sell but I hate you. I hate you because of this commercial (see below fold) which has been running on a continuous loop on cable and has now been shown 4,000,000,000 times in NYC alone. (Picture of Angry…

(Keeping in the promised theme of having rants on Fridays, here is rant number one. For those of you who are offended…well…I am going to have to say that it is Friday. The weekend is coming, and frankly I couldn’t care less.) I hate you Iowa. I hate your sprawling plains of uninterrupted nothingness that…