Frenetic Friday!


Frenetic Friday or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sweet Sweet Meteor of Death.  

And a strange love it is indeed!

So it is eleven days until the election and I am not going to tell you whom to vote for frankly I think that people that tell you to vote for one person or the other because if you don’t then you’re the reason why (insert candidate here) didn’t/did get in to office.  Are part of the problem not the solution.  Your vote belongs to you and you must decide whom to vote for or not vote for and that is your right.

Speaking of numbers here is a report from the Duffle Blog that shows that amongst World War 1 veterans Hillary Clinton is heavily supported.

Oh and now a Public Service Announcement:  Last Living WWI Veteran dies in 2011

 

And I think Andrew Klavan directed me to this and frankly I almost wet myself laughing and you will too.

So do you remember that list of Prager University videos that I posted? Yes the videos that have been restricted by YouTube. Well they have done it again with the latest video. Take a look here:

Do you suffer from the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect? What is the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect? The late author Michael Crichton explains:

“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.

That is the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect. I’d point out it does not operate in other arenas of life. In ordinary life, if somebody consistently exaggerates or lies to you, you soon discount everything they say. In court, there is the legal doctrine of falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus, which means untruthful in one part, untruthful in all. But when it comes to the media, we believe against evidence that it is probably worth our time to read other parts of the paper. When, in fact, it almost certainly isn’t. The only possible explanation for our behavior is amnesia.” Gell-Mann Amnesia

It’s been pointed out to me that there is this holiday that is coming up that causes people to dress up in costumes. So as a public service we bring you this from Rebel Media:

Fred Butler over at Hip and Thigh was recently on Echo Zoe Radio and gave his opinion on Halloween and Christians it is worth listening.

And in honor of the 499th anniversary of the protestant reformation I give you the Lutheran Insulter

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