Service with a Smile

“Well, if you didn’t want ‘that much damage’ you shouldn’t have been so careless in the first place.”

Hi, I’m Clippy!

“BUT ITS’ GRAYED OUT I CANT CLICK IT!!!!!!!!” Take a breath. Whatever it is probably won’t matter to you next week. Everyone calls the infernal thing that Microsoft introduced in Office 97 “Clippy” but its real name is Clippit — and we even know who to thank/blame for the look (but certainly not the idea behind … See the Meme

Just Admit It

Of course, when they then ask you “¿Hablas español?” or “Spreek je Nederlands?” and you stand there blinking at them, they’ll know you’re an obliviot.

Orwell on Thinking

It’s Orwell Week (#3 of 3) George Orwell was a pen name for Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic best known for the novella Animal Farm (1945), and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). Obviously, the term “Orwellian” – descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices – refers to his writing. He himself … See the Meme

Orwell on Alternative Facts

It’s Orwell Week (#2 of 3) George Orwell was a pen name for Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic best known for the novella Animal Farm (1945), and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). Despite having spoken on BBC radio many, many times, no recordings of Orwell’s voice are known to exist. That … See the Meme

Mom’s Always Right

Happy Mother’s Day. Now: say something nice to your mom. (Yep: even if she’s dead. You’ve been surprised before that she could hear you!)

The Little Things in Life

It’s the little things in life that really matter. Take five minutes — frequently!

Answer the Call

Actually, there’s no probably about it. Set the example.

The Evident Corollary

It’s Part of a Balanced Marriage

It’s the foundation on which most marriages are built. You know, in case you wondered why >50% end in divorce.