Tag Archive: humor

Bits of Bad Advice From Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends are, according to every English teacher and Magic: The Gathering enthusiast, important stories that teach us valuable lessons about life. This isn’t always the case. Sometimes they teach lessons that… Continue reading

Naieveatron

A heavy silence filled the night air, along with the smell of wet asphalt and motor oil: the smell of a city recovering from a rainstorm. The streets were abandoned, save for a… Continue reading

Skeletons in the Closet

“Skeletons in the Closet.” Is a weird phrase. At the time it was first used, did people make a habit of killing people and then putting them in their closets? “Oh, I guess… Continue reading

The Man in the Cage

Frankie was visiting the zoo. He went past the lions, saw the monkeys, and went through the reptile house. All in all, it was a good visit. On his way out, with his… Continue reading

The True Measure of Success

The young man returns home after years of dedicated work. He has made quite a mark on the world, found fortune and glory, and wants to return to proud parents and a familiar… Continue reading

The Harsh Reality of Power Outages

Civilization has come a long way since humans first settled down to build houses and make pottery and brew beer. Now, we have become stronger. We have created tools and systems that our… Continue reading

Astronauts

When I was a kid I thought I might like to be an astronaut. Then I learned that I just don’t have enough dedication for that. Potential astronauts spend their whole lives working,… Continue reading

Content Farm

In the course of human history we have become quite adept at taking activities that used to require craftsmanship, precision, and skill and figuring out how to mass produce the products. Machines have… Continue reading

What We Choose to Pray For

When I was in seventh grade I took a school trip to Costa Rica. I saw many amazing things on that trip: rainforests, tropical animals, volcanic eruptions, death-defying mountain roads. But despite the… Continue reading

What do Happy Days and Star Trek have in Common?

No two things are completely different from one another. Now, I’m sure many of you out there are like me and thoroughly enjoy nitpicking away at authoritative statements. This attitude is welcome, but… Continue reading

Beware the Zombie Religion

Secularism describes attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis. For people however, true secularism is a fleeting thing. We humans are hard-wired for faith and cannot help but… Continue reading

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