Tag Archives: culture

Oh, A “Yard Sale”? Sure, That’s Just What The Government Wants You To Think.

October 15, 2012


*** While The Byronic Man learns the answer to the query, “4 should be fine.  I mean, how many burp cloths could a person possibly need?” please enjoy this old, uh, classic post.  *** Okay, pop quiz, hot shot… You’re at a yard sale.  Why are you at a yard sale?  I don’t know, maybe […]

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Running Out of Alternatives

July 23, 2012


It’s always easiest to point to something. To say, ‘there – there’s the problem. Here’s how to fix it.’  It’s easier because it absolves us; it’s easier because it makes something impossible to comprehend make sense; it’s easier because it assigns blame.  And it’s easiest because these thing we point to, they’re not wrong.  But […]

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Please Hire Me To Be An Astronaut

November 18, 2011


Dear NASA, I read this morning that you are currently taking applications to be an astronaut.  I was under the impression you were making a lot of cutbacks so I’m not sure how this is possible, but I stopped reading after the “Now Hiring” part because I wanted to get my resume in right away. […]

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Don’t Talk Dirty To Me

November 4, 2011


Good citizens of the Byroniverse!  Stop talking!  Stop talking immediately!  With every word you say you quite possibly push yourself closer to eternal damnation!  You sully the very goodness of the world!  Oh, I knew language was opening the door to trouble, but I had no idea it hid such filth and vulgarity within its […]

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Terrifying Reality TV Statistics: Free With Every Box of Thin Mints

October 14, 2011


A study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute (which is apparently a real place, where I doubt there are serious-looking women walking around with clipboards while wearing the little uniform) has concluded that girls who watch awful reality TV shows have worse images of themselves and beliefs about how to behave as women.  I […]

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Please Hire Me To Be Apple’s New Visionary

October 8, 2011


It is very, very sad that Steve Jobs has passed away, for many reasons, of course; but for we, the world, it is mostly for the loss of his vision, and the incredible things he surely had yet to create. And while he had resigned from Apple shortly before his death, he could only ever […]

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7 Reasons You Should Care About the 20th Anniversary Re-Issue of Nirvana’s Nevermind

September 27, 2011


It’s just so, so, so much better than you remember it being.  When’s the last time you listened to Sgt. Pepper’s?  Or Led Zeppelin IV?  Or Thriller?  Long time, right?  Because even if you thought about it, albums like that feel like their permanently etched in the brain.  Like you’ve heard it so much, it’s […]

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Your Handy, Informative “Falling-Satellite Survival Guide”

September 21, 2011


As you may have heard, the UARS satellite, first put in orbit in 1991, will be coming out of orbit on Friday.  The satellite, which weighs 6.5 tons and is about the size of a school bus, will burn up on re-entry… mostly.  NASA scientists speculate that approximately 26 pieces of debris will survive re-entry […]

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