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October 1, 2014

The CS Gas Incident

So I'm not sure what I was doing, initially, but at a certain point in time, I found myself watching a YouTube video of some random guy shaving his own head. This, of course, is the exact type of situation that YouTube can bring about with its near-endless collection of videos. (According to them, 100 hours of video are uploaded every minute. That's a lot of cats.) So regardless of the original idea that triggered my binge-watching, I evidently decided, at one point, that I wanted to know how people managed to shave their own domes. And so I got an answer to that question, and while doing so, I also discovered an interesting YouTube personality. Over time, I watched more of his videos, and eventually, subscribed. Photo by The…
Humor
August 9, 2014

Money, Please

One day, at work, I received a text message from a colleague. All it said was the following: Succint. I was busy doing a few things at once, at the time, so it took me about a second to get back into the context. Basically, she had ordered food for lunch, and was looking to collect the cash before the restaurant actually delivered. It wasn't long before I dropped the money off, and went on with my day. But when I looked at the text message again, I saw more than just a request for action - there was some humor to it, in my mind. It was the sheer simplicity of the text, "money please," that spoke to me. To me, those two words perfectly summed…
A woman deep in thought, with her hand over her mouth, slightly. She looks to the right, with a slight frown.
HumorPersonal Stories
July 2, 2014

Is It Possible?

You know those moments where you wish you had thought a little bit more before you spoke? I know I just finished writing a blog post about not using my brain wherever possible, but those kinds of moments aren't exactly what I meant. So, I was at the grocery store today, and I set my eyes on pizza crust... otherwise known as the first ingredient in a meal that is pretty much destined to be tasty. As I typically do, I scanned the available packages, and looked for the one with the furthest best before date. I soon located the freshest, most suitable candidate for my eventual consumption, but right as I was putting it in my shopping cart, I did a double-take. There was something about the…
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July 1, 2014

Don’t Make Me Think

Photo by Sandor Weisz You know what I like? Not using my brain. Sometimes, I find it refreshing to just hand over control, and enjoy a pre-established solution. Consider GPS navigation systems in cars, as an example - here we have a device that is capable of directing us, and as long as we follow its instructions (with common sense), there's really no need to know every single step in the trip. We can just have faith that the automatic directions are gonna get us to where we want to go. If we miss a turn, no problem - the GPS adjusts itself to the new trajectory, and once again, no need to worry, no need to think. Now, of course, the brain is kind of completely essential…
HumorPersonal Stories
June 19, 2014

The Test

This week, I decided to seek the advice of a pharmacist. "It's actually pretty simple," I said, "I'd like to go to La Ronde  without being sick." The pharmacist laughed. See, the last time I rode a roller coaster, I was really young, and the result wasn't pretty. It didn't result in extreme projectile vomiting, or anything graphic like that. I just felt really, really nauseous, and after that one ride, I'd had enough. But time passed since then, and I'm the type that likes to face obstacles, fears, and basically anything that brings me discomfort that I feel shouldn't. So when a colleague invited me to visit La Ronde, I knew what I had to do. My body didn't like being thrown around like a ragdoll, it was pretty clear…