Archive for Motivational Quotes

Cult of Ignorance

What Congress will look like in 2015.

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

Isaac Asimov


Daily Evil: Motivational Quotes

Today’s Daily Evil: I put a motivational quote on an image.
Motivational Quote


Privilege and Gender Politics

Recently on Facebook a friend posted this article from the Washington Post Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination. Or Greenspan’s. Or Volcker’s.

My comment was something to the effect of:

My career in software development has exposed me to more of this bullshit than anyone should have to bear. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some super smart people and I learned tons from them. Unfortunately I’ve also been in the room (and few times when they weren’t in the room) where I saw first hand how since “they were a girl” they didn’t get the respect they deserved. S’s comment really resonates because very early in my career I didn’t understand how privilege worked. Luckily I grew up and was educated alongside many smart and talented people and at the end of the day I don’t care what chromosomes you have as long as you kick ass.

To borrow a quote from Roosevelt Franklin

Does anybody even notice? Does anybody even care? I think I’m way too smart to fall for this bullshit, but I realized I’m way too dumb to figure out how to stop it. One day I’ll figure it out, man, it’s like something’s gotta give.




PTSD, Jesse Jackson and Panic Attacks

A quick story about PTSD.

Self Affirmations with Jesse Jackson.

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Great Quotes, Dubious Advice?

Flavorwire just compiled a piece on “The Craziest Advice From Famous People.” A couple favorites, William S. Burroughs-

“Beware of whores who say they don’t want money. In the long run, these are the most expensive whores what can be got.”

And Benjamin Franklin’s advice on choosing a mistress is pretty epic, which includes amongst many things that you should “prefer old Women to young ones.”

Definitely worth a full read, here.


The Lesson of 2012

What I learned in 2012 is that the most important part of any dietary regimen is to constantly post about what you have or have not eaten.