Unintended Consequences Strike Again, Entertainment Both Classic and New, A Bit of Cute, and a Return to Space

This entry is part 98 of 100 in the series Today's Tidbits

The big news today (for me, at least) was the announcement of the U.S. return to manned space missions. NASA will once again be shooting humans into orbit (with some help form Boeing and SpaceX)! Now, that’s not quite the manned exploration mission style I’d prefer to see… but it’s better than nothing. I’d love […]

Inside an Abusive Relationship, Questionable Traffic Laws, Captain Planet Gone Mad, and a Couple of Lighter Stories

This entry is part 94 of 100 in the series Today's Tidbits

Wow… not a lot in the feed today, but of what there is a lot of it is pretty heavy. Guess I’m making up for all that fluff the past week or so. The most important story is an inside look at an abusive relationship. If nothing else, it should remind us all that how […]

Apocalypse! Espionage! Vikings! Death! And Elephants in a Pool.

This entry is part 90 of 100 in the series Today's Tidbits

Some active discussions going on in the stream today (and in a previous post or two). There’s an extended discussion of changing names when you get married. That got a little unexpectedly heated. Sometimes traditions are held to tightly and any erosion of them–sensible or not–makes people a little uncomfortable. A very interesting chat about […]

A Weekend’s Worth of Amusement (Offset by Some Real World News)

This entry is part 85 of 100 in the series Today's Tidbits

It’s been a little trying here in the real world. Lots of not-so-great things going on if you pay attention to the news. More not-so-great things going on for some people I give a damn about. ANd my own feelings of utter stagnation really aren’t helping any. So… To The Internet! There’s no shortage of […]

Self-Image, Coffee is for Closers, An Economic Last Stand, Whiskey Lies, and Other Things

This entry is part 71 of 100 in the series Today's Tidbits

The big non-shock in the feed today is that every level of Comcast is all about sales. This hot on the heels of an 8+ minute recording of someone trying to cancel their cable service. All that sales, of course, came at the cost of actual customer service–something cable companies are notoriously bad at to […]