Just like in the days of forts and treehouses, it seems a lot of World of Warcraft guilds have adopted a “No Girls Allowed” policy.
Seriously. What is with the way people name their children these days? Is the desire to be unique in some way so great that a name like Mike, Christopher, or John just not good enough? Take a look at some of the craziest names celebrities have given their children quoting this article, I have taken my favorites since I don’t think all of them were that crazy. Princess Tiaamii (Jordan / Peter Andre) Audio Science (Shannyn Sossamon) Camera (Arthur Ashe) Fifi Trixibell (Bob Geldof and Paula Yates) Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence) Kal-El Coppola (Nicholas Cage – Kal-El is Supermans birth name) Lark Song (Mia Farrow) Moon Unit (Frank Zappa) Dweezil (Frank Zappa) Ahmet Emuukah Rodan (Frank Zappa) Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen (Frank Zappa) Sage Moonblood (Sylvester Stallone) So apparently this trend amongst celebrities has begun to trickle down into average homes. This is the reason […]
Today on Howard Stern I heard a news update which is apparently about a week old, but it was new to me. It centers in on the topic of ultra racial sensitivity. A Dallas Commissioner during a meeting regarding ticket collections said: It sounds like Central Collections has become a black hole. Obviously this was intended to imply that their ticket collections system was comparable to a black hole where things which enter it, never escape. I do not know much about the Dallas municipalities and their issues with ticket collections but when seeing this statement, no matter what the context, I do not see any semblance of racism. However, commissioner John Wiley Price felt that this sort of language was unacceptable, and racist. (You can view the original video of the conversation here.) This is all fine and good, I suppose he is entitled to his stance that a black hole is a […]
So unless you have been living under a rock, you know the iPhone 3G came out yesterday. I decided a little while back that I was going to pick one of these up. Before you berate me and call me some sort of apple fanboy, try to follow my logic: Currently I have Sprint, which has terrible coverage in my area. My current phone is a Palm Treo 700wx, which pretty much sucks. I have been shopping for a GPS Unit for my car for a long time. iPhone is $199, GPS units cost at least that much by themselves. AT&T has great coverage in my area. So, to me the decision was easy. I mean, don’t get me wrong I do like apple products, but I didn’t run out and by the original iPhone, it just wasn’t worth it. The 3G iPhone is feature rich and very competitively priced. […]
So what exactly is groupthink, where can I see an example of it, and why is it bad? I am so glad you asked! Groupthink is a type of thought exhibited by group members who try to minimize conflict and reach consensus without critically testing, analyzing, and evaluating ideas. During groupthink, members of the group avoid promoting viewpoints outside the comfort zone of consensus thinking. A variety of motives for this may exist such as a desire to avoid being seen as foolish, or a desire to avoid embarrassing or angering other members of the group. Groupthink may cause groups to make hasty, irrational decisions, where individual doubts are set aside, for fear of upsetting the group’s balance. The term is frequently used pejoratively, with hindsight. (from wikipedia) I have been seeing so much of this going around over the past couple of years that it has essentially turned […]