Tag Archive: shame

Nov 03

Right Punishment, Wrong Lesson

Sometimes public humiliation is an appropriate punishment. To wit: Women who stole from girl, 9, hold public signs of shame “A woman and her daughter are outside the Bedford County Courthouse holding signs saying they stole a gift card from a 9-year-old girl on her birthday…which the girl set on a shelf while a Wal-Mart […]

May 02

Attention Attraction for the Attention Deficient Generation

Andy Warhol famously quipped, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” His appraisal of the fleeting nature of fame was mostly right. However, he said that before the advent of repeated episodes, re-run and syndicated series, reality TV, blogs, and social networking. Had he seen these, perhaps he’d have suggested “15 episodes”, …

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Aug 05

All The News That's Been Paid For

Perhaps, once upon a time, newspapers and other media outlets reported the facts with minimal bias, but that certainly doesn’t happen these days. What’s useful, informative, or really important often gets pushed aside for whatever is most entertaining, is least offensive to advertisers, or – worst of all – doesn’t reflect badly on the corporation …

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Aug 02

Move Over Booger

For the uninitiated, Booger was a character in “Revenge of the Nerds” with prodigous burping skills. Big belcher to attempt world record burp “LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s loudest burper will inhale deep breaths and then slurp down a fizzy drink on Friday as he attempts to shatter his own ear-splitting record, a spokesman for …

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Jul 24

Glad They Found Him

I’m sure I’ll get labeled as perverse, but this story makes me think of the Monty Python “crunchy Frog” sketch. Sorry. Pa. Man Dies in Vat of Chocolate “HATFIELD, Pa. (AP) – A candy factory worker died after being submerged in a 1,200-gallon vat of liquefied chocolate, police said.”

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