Tuesday, June 05, 2018


Just found out that there is a word that describes my entire life:


I feel like this word should have come up at some point in the whole philosophy degree thing, but if it did, I  don't remember.

This is a portrait in marble of me, Chaon. 

The United States Army and Department of Defense...

...never cease to surprise me.

During the month of June, the Department of Defense recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Service Members and civilians for their dedicated service to both the DOD mission and to our nation. 
Our nation was founded on the principle that the individual has
“infinite dignity and worth." This month we celebrate our nation’s rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equality for all members of our Department of Defense.
 #LGBTPrideMonth #Equality #Diversity #PrideInAllWhoServe

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Things I can do better than Trump

  • Speak Chinese
  • Speak English
  • Play chess
  • Cook gumbo
  • Cook anything else
  • Swim
  • Wear a suit
  • Brush my hair (OK, probably not)
  • Not be orange

and now evidently:

  • Write letters to world leaders

That's just embarrassing to all of us.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Note to Self

Self, you have had moderate success throughout your life in dealing with religious posers. The wannabes. Your reasonably decent rhetorical skills, combined with a sense for the theatrical and your ability to deliver marketing messages has served you well.

But please remember, self (because I know you are often stubborn about certain things). You do not want to go one-on-one with the Pope. The current Pope will dunk on you so hard that you will leave the court with tears in your eyes, and then you'll go home and Google "how do I convert to Catholicism."


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Depression is not...

... feeling depressed,

and it is not feeling sad.

Depression is (very often) not feeling a goddamn thing.

If you find yourself in a total state of apathy. If nothing really matters to you any more, then you are either going through an existential crisis*, or you are suffering from a major depressive disorder. I suggest you go see a doctor, just to be on the safe side**.

* And I'm not even sure there is a difference. If Kierkegaard had had access to Mirtazapine or Bupropion, the history of 20th century philosophy would probably have been very different.

** Long time readers will note that this is the first time I have treated this kind of subject with any seriousness. If this does not apply to you, just stay tuned for the lesbian ninja related content for which this blog is so famous.

Also, I'm sorry that I was a dick on Twitter to a bunch of people. You know who you are.

Panel Surface Testing - Chemical Resistance

I would not have thought to test all of these:

Taipei Sucks