Facebook & Media Detritus

Seen on FaceBook recently:

Voter’s Remorse – Happens after voting for Obama.
While it’s true that I’m disappointed by his first year in office, I’m still waiting for all the change that was promised and it seems to be the same shit with a different face, I don’t regret voting against a McCain-Palin presidency. The idea that Sarah Palin could have been a heartbeat away from occupying the Oval Office is pretty scary. For the record, I didn’t vote “for” Obama; I voted “against” Palin. Had there been a viable third-party candidate, I might have voted against Obama too.
Tiger Woods needs more than Buddha
Perhaps, but Christianity may not necessarily be what he needs. Buddha is not a God to be worshiped or even an equivalent of Jesus Christ. A Buddha is simply someone who has achieved enlightenment and transcended desire which is believed by Buddhists to be the root cause of all suffering. Buddhists revere the Buddha (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta), who achieved enlightenment and then established the Buddhist teachings, but they do not worship him. Being a Christian doesn’t by any means guarantee one will not stray from one’s religious teachings. Whatever it is that Tiger Woods needs, it’s up to him to find it.

Seen on televison recently:

Quietus tinnitus relief
The product supposedly provides relief from the ringing, buzzing, humming and roaring in the ears. I don’t know if the stuff works but I was wondering how effective it might be in providing relief from the voices in my head.
Optrix 3-D Bubbles
This is some kind of toy that makes bubbles and requires special goggles to create glare effects. Why does the commercial make the distinction between 3-D and 2-D bubbles? I thought all bubbles were three-dimensional. A two-dimensional bubble existing in space just isn’t possible. Even it were flat it would still have depth. Just a little confused, I guess.
Solving History with Olly Steeds
I’ve found the show sort of interesting but it seems to be in the same vein as MonsterQuest, UFO Hunters, and Ghost Hunters in that he doesn’t seem to actually solve anything. I don’t believe he found the Ark of the Covenant or the Nazi treasure (The Amber Room). Like the simliar shows, his methods seem questionable and his evidence circumstantial and inconclusive.

Heard on the radio recently:

Bankruptcy with dignified solutions. Apparently, it was some kind of debt solution scheme, promising you could declare bankruptcy and keep your car and your home while maintaining your dignity. My experience was that I got to keep my house and my vehicles but my dignity was among the first casualties of the process.


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.