Monthly Archives: May 2016

“Check, Please!” celebrating 15 years on WTTW – Channel 11. Has anyone ever

done an analysis of how many of the restaurants that have been featured on this program since it began in 2001 (about 500 restaurants, I believe) are still around? And is the failure rate lower or higher than what is … Continue reading

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How you are making yourself miserable!

10 Bizarre Ways You’re Making Yourself Miserable

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Atlas Obscura – Atlasobscura.com – Incredibly beautiful website – must see

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-long-room-library I wish I had a library that looked like THAT! This website has phenomenally beautiful sights, it reminds me of Athanasius Kircher. http://www.amazon.com/Athanasius-Kircher-Last-Knew-Everything/dp/0415940168 John V. Karavitis

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Annoying telemarketer & robocall calls on my cellphone – Mr Number app

For some retarded, bizarre reason, I’ve been getting robocalls from telemarketers. I’ve installed an Android app (free) called Mr Number. I hope it works! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mrnumber.blocker&hl=en   I’ve also been thinking of just ditching my cellphone service (which will NOT mean … Continue reading

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Knowledge:Belief::Action:Habit

I prefer my analogy to Williamson’s, which is:  Knowledge:Belief::Action:Intention EDIT:  I think that Williamson’s analogy works if it becomes Knowledge:Opinion::Action:Intention      

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“Therapy for a Vampire” – looks like an interesting movie! June 10

    http://www.quietearth.us/articles/2016/05/Vampires-500Years-of-Marriage-Freud–Laughs-in-THERAPY-FOR-A-VAMPIRE-Trailer   EDIT:  Quiet Earth’s link is GONE!  Here is the trailer on YouTube:   What happens when you’re Count Dracula, and you’ve been married for 500 years? “Life has lost its bite!” So, you go to see…… … Continue reading

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Rich parents paying college students to do their stupid kids’ homework.

Now you know why management in America is full of retards, and why America continues to falter on the world stage by every measure and category. Can’t we institute the death penalty for this nonsense??? http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/05/15/new-york-post-parents-pay-adults-do-kids-homework

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Rebuttal to Ms. Clémentine Beauvais, author of “Child Giftedness as Class Weaponry: The Case of Roald Dahl’s Matilda”

First things first, I wish to thank Ms. Clémentine Beauvais for referencing a chapter that I wrote for Roald Dahl and Philosophy: A Little Nonsense Now and Then, published by Rowman and Littlefield (2014). My chapter is titled Matilda and … Continue reading

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I’m about to hit 60,000 miles in my car. 5 years old this summer. Can I hit 300,000 miles????

  I am about to hit 60,000 miles in a car that I bought in summer 2011. That’s about 12,000 miles/yr, which is average, I believe. I have this crazy idea that I should keep driving my car until I … Continue reading

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