How To Be Happy Even Though Your Life Sucks

November 2nd, 2010 with 9 Comments

Can you be happy no matter what happens to you? We think so. The problem is that most of the crap you read today equates happiness to getting what you want. They call that “real happiness”.  But the problem, as the philosopher Jagger once said, is you can’t always get what you want.  Furthermore, you shouldn’t always get what […]

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Why We Believe Strange Stuff

September 29th, 2010 with 8 Comments

People believe all sorts of stuff.  I talked to some guy on Facebook who believes that Obama is an alien.  Got this other guy who told me that no one really died on 9/11, but it was one big hoax.  The problem with these guys is that you can’t really argue with them.   And […]

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How To Be A Bullshit Artist

September 7th, 2010 with 2 Comments

Don’t Step in the Poop presents…. A major educational presentation on how to be a bullshit artist.  This presentation is not just about bullshitting–no, siree.  This is about attaining a level of bullshit artistry that will allow any wannabe get-rich-quick schemer to rake in the cash.  So take 5 minutes, sit back, grab some popcorn, […]

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Keep Your Goals to Yourself!

September 3rd, 2010 with 4 Comments

An interesting thing those pesky scientists do is challenge conventioanl wisdom.  I found this TED talk by Derek Sivers that challenges the conventional wisdom if telling people your goals so they can hold you accountable.  In my personal experience, I learned that I had a better chance of getting something done by keeping my mouth […]

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Should You Be Taking Economic Advice from Motivational Speakers?

August 25th, 2010 with 4 Comments

I thought Tony Robbins was a motivational speaker.  But lo and behold I realized that he is now an expert on the economy.  I watched a startling video he made warning of economic disaster up ahead. He says a whole lot of things about it. And he really got me thinking about something really hard: […]

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The Douche

August 19th, 2010 with 3 Comments

What’s funny is that there really are people like this around. But a real douche would not have done the folowing: 1. Admitted their true background D-bags always lie about where they’re from and go on about the “adversity” they suffered. 2. Admitted their true motivation In the video, The Douche admits he wants to have sex with middle-aged […]

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The Danger of Science Denial

August 18th, 2010 with 8 Comments

After I blogged about my problems with the “health” side of self-help, I came across an excellent video by Michael Specter.  He talks about the dangers in denying science.  He expresses views similar to mine in that modern medicine (vaccines, etc) have saved lives and provide a higher quality of life.  I like the way […]

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Penn and Teller are Full of Bullshit

August 11th, 2010 with 20 Comments

I’m a HUGE fan of Penn and Teller.  Love their magic act. And I love their show Bullshit.  But I watched an episode the other day that made me think that on this occasion they were full of bullshit. It was a show they did on Feng Sui.  Now, for full disclosure, I have no […]

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Michael Shermer on Strange Beliefs

August 10th, 2010 with 1 Comment

Here’s a cool TED talk Michael Shermer did on strange beliefs. It was worth it just to watch the backwards Led Zeppelin and a more “scientific” version of Katie Melua’s 9 Million Bicycles in Beijing.   It cracked me up! And it shows you a good way to deal with nitpicky scientists!

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Smile or Die!

August 5th, 2010 with 5 Comments

A great animated video of a talk by Barbara Ehrenreich talking about mandatory positive thinking.  The guys at RSanimate are talented indeed! Thanks also goes out to Michel Fortin for tweeting me this link.

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