[RANDOM] Non-creative vs Creative

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You know how to tell a person with underdeveloped creative skills from one that “is creative”? The former has no problem presenting the initiatives of others as their own because (a) they believe that’s what everyone else does because (b) good ideas are effortless, you just pull them out of your ass, “anyone can do it”, and/or they come from magic that people don’t merit but have been “gifted” with at birth.

[RANDOM] A/B Testing With Self

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The fun part about having reached my age is that you can A/B test yourself. Here’s an example: using my usual state before the lunch hour as the control, if I, say, eat a slice of pizza, my body immediately sends the clear message that I must go online to hunt for a suitable funerary service in order to make arrangements for my imminent demise. On the other hand, if I ingest a moderate amount of vegetables, nuts and/or whitefish, I instantly feel 15 years younger. Interesting.

Explain a bird flying

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You show someone a film of a bird flying and a picture of a plane. But when you try to explain, that someone leaves you in mid sentence and runs off to leap from a cliff frenetically flapping their arms. #FacePalm

on keeping grudges

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As a general rule, those most vocal about promoting forgiveness and critical of people who keep grudges tend to be the ones who end up banking most on doing wrong and getting away with it.

“Creative” Tech Teams

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In-house tech teams that fancy themselves creative, like to adopt names from the Lord of the Rings’ or Star Wars’ trilogies, but, ironically, they never pick the most realistic ones like “Project Death Star” or Team “One Ring to Rule Them All”…

[DYSTOPIAN FUTURE] Illegal Duplication: Inherited Penalties

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Greetings. We are contacting you in regards to your recently deceased relative [VALUE: GRANDFATHER]. It has come to our attention that during the years of 1962 through 1998, this person engaged in duplication of audio-copyrighted content transferred from legally purchased media [VALUE: VINYL] to multiple unlicensed output formats [VALUE: MAGNETIC TAPE]. This is an activity that retroactively violates the copyright laws approved by congress in 2021. As his next of kin you are responsible for paying the penalties attached to this retroactive illegal activity. Please contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss a payment plan.

Snobbery is Tricky

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I just read someone online warning men that were saying “bae” for “babe” (probably thinking it was cool) that “bae” in Danish means “poop”. This brought to mind the fact that “Bar La Grassa”, both in Italian and Spanish, means “The Fat Bar”. So be aware that every time you brag about your swanky date night out at Bar La Grassa, to us Mediterraneans you sound like you’ve been guzzling lard by the spoonful. Snobbery is tricky.