Once upon a time there was a math teacher in Japan named Toru Kumon. Back in 1954, his son did badly on a math test in grade school. A conversation with Mrs. Kumon ensued that boiled down to “Well, what are you going to do about this?” So he opened up the son’s textbook. […]
Comrade Misfit already posted the Adam Sandler Hanukkah song, so here is something different…. In Closing: staying in shape while traveling; what?; duh; it never was the union’s fault; backfired; surprise, most doctors are bad a math; and 10 things you probably didn’t know about Christmas.
In Plane Sight: I have a soft spot for Boeing. Here’s the latest version of the 747. True: About the 2012 Elections. On the Economy: global growth; more than 3 people for every available job in June despite the highest number of job openings in 4 years. Math: “With regard to mathematics, the problem is not that we are […]
Sad news today. Andy Griffith has passed away. Maybe you knew him from television? The man only had two monstrous TV hits and 6 decades of acting credits! What I didn’t realize is that he had a degree in music. Rest in Peace. In Closing: it’s more than a “sex” scandal; the bad idea of a […]
Well, I had no idea that my lunchbox could impact the taste of my lunch. Any readers want a taste that doesn’t make sense? Anybody? This Japanese food transport system was found in my local Asian grocer. I have no idea what the original brand name was, since Japanese doesn’t have an L sound. Gurit and […]
Since most of your favorite sites may be down tomorrow, here’s some things to keep you busy. Why I Won’t Hire You. Be Grateful to Your Wall Street Overlords. Cop or Soldier? Take the quiz. I didn’t do very well. 35 Tips in One Infographic. The Truth About Math. About Paula Deen. Dog Shames Shelter […]
This morning I read a little item called “It’s time to stop blaming the lenders.” The essence can be told in less than one paragraph: It’s okay that people made the mistake of borrowing more than they could afford. But is it really the lenders’ fault? Really? Maybe the banks didn’t deserve to be bailed […]