Ragged Clown

It's just a shadow you're seeing that he's chasing…


Monthly Archives: May 2006

May
26
2006

Innoculation against extremism

Scott Adams proposes a plan to rid the world of religious extremism I have often thought that America’s strict rule about not teaching religion in schools is responsible for the fact that the more fervant forms of christianity are more … Continue reading

May
24
2006

I am a stranger here myself

I have always been a late riser but last summer I decided to start getting up at 6:00am to beat the traffic. I have been getting up early for almost a year now but it still doesn’t feel right. I … Continue reading

May
18
2006

Be Thyself

You won’t catch me quoting Arianna Huffington too often, I hope, but here goes… Whether Al Gore ends up running in 2008 or not, he is modeling the way our public figures, and especially our would-be presidents, should be operating … Continue reading

May
16
2006

Old Thumper

Lager shandies at 7 years old. Pints of lager by 12. At 16, I became a man and switched to bitter. A little after that I had my first craft brew – Marsden’s Old Thumper – and never looked back. … Continue reading

May
15
2006

Death of a Car

About 16 years ago I announced, to no one in particular, that my next car would be a convertible and sure enough, when I emigrated to California 7 years later that’s exactly what I got. When that car died on … Continue reading

May
15
2006

My Nightmare MMO

Julio has a list of all the features that would be in his dream MMO.My list would be very similar but with the word ‘not’ carefully inserted into most of the sentences. But, then again, I haven’t played an online … Continue reading

May
13
2006

Liberal Outlook

Bertrand Russell says that “The essence of the liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held but in how they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may … Continue reading

May
13
2006

Why no superstars for England manager ?

What do all these players have in common ? Beckenbauer Vogts Voller Klinsman They are all great german players who went on to coach their national team. The best dutch players, too, seem to make an easy transition to coaching … Continue reading

May
12
2006

Psychology Experiments

Scott Adam’s blog is very, very funny. He is often thought provoking and usually hilarious on subjects ranging from the frivolous – such as the ethics of walking naked from the shower (and is it OK to twirl?) – to … Continue reading