Or why there are often no good choices in life

Spoiler Alert! Fans of DC Universe may want to watch The Suicide Squad first.

Random dude finds a lamp and rubs it.

Genie: Thank you for freeing me. You can have one wish. The good news is that I can…

It might be closer to home than you think

When I was a child, I though that the world’s easiest job was to a food taster. Somebody is actually paid to come to the work place just to eat. Possibly write something down (Today the person probably typed on a…

Or how skim milk masquerades as cream

In 2003, France opposed America in the Iraq war in the UN meetings. In retaliation for the slight, an American politician renamed French fries in the Congressional cafeteria. And Freedom Fries was born. Freedom fries died in early childhood as it was renamed…

Or why you will never to get away from it all

Yesterday, I took a trip to an island in an attempt to get away of my troubles and be one with nature. …

How you need to find ways to manage boredom

There is a new series called Loki in Disney+. Spoiler Alert. It is about a bunch of bureaucrats in the organization TVA. Pen pushers created by powerful beings. You did not see any bureaucrats with the Kree or Skrulls. Even the…

Or how marketing can change the way you perceive things

Recently, I was at a discount store when I saw a bottle of paprika for sale. I grab it and then immediately used it for my first home cooked meal. To my disappointment, it tasted exactly like chilli powder. …

Working in the rain

With climate change, one headache that I face is more rain. The storms are often heavier and the rain lasts longer. I hate to shoot in the rain or just after it as the lighting is usually unsuitable for my camera. …

Or things are never what they seem

See the bird below? It is a Chinese Pond Heron.

See the bird below. Same species. It is just that the bird below has a breeding plumage. The bird above is in a winter plumage. …

No country for men

When I was young, I played a board game called Risk. It requires a player to take their Roman numeral troops across the border and claim other territories. It unfortunately gave me an incorrect world view. The civilized world needed to spread its civilization to other…

Or how lasting impressions are made

Last night, I was at a fast food restaurant. They gave me a fork to go with my French fries. Normally, this incident would never be remembered except that a fork decided to make it memorable. In Toy Story 4, a spork was scripted…

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