Lessons from a short trip to Las Vegas

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels So I know I should use this post to tell you about how I went to Vegas last week, and in the process made lots of money, drank several Olympic pools worth of ethanol, and close with something that brings up the "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" line. … Continue reading Lessons from a short trip to Las Vegas

Patriotism, sacrifice and fake-triotism

Photo by freestocks.org from Pexels If you were to ask the average person on the street what patriotism is, you'd probably get a response about loving or feeling pride for someone's country. Other responses could possibly include actions like showing deference to a flag, to some song like the anthem or joining the armed forces. … Continue reading Patriotism, sacrifice and fake-triotism

El fin de la muerte

Source: pixabay.com Esta no-reseña puede incluir spoilers para El bosque oscuro de Liu Cixin. Si no has leido esa novela, sugiero revisar este post después de hacerlo. En escritos anteriores he dado mis impresiones de las dos primeras novelas de Liu Cixin en su trilogía de los tres cuerpos. Esta semana terminé el último libro de … Continue reading El fin de la muerte

The Basics: More often than not, people do get the government they deserve

Photo by mohamed Abdelgaffar from Pexels One of the joys of the modern world is that almost anyone can voice their opinion. At the same time, one of the worst aspects of the modern world is that very few of those opinions are actually worth paying attention to (says the author without any hint of … Continue reading The Basics: More often than not, people do get the government they deserve

How to not become a hater

Photo by Gratisography from Pexels We've previously covered how you can use your haters as your source of motivation. For some reason, that post is one of this blog's most popular entries. Perhaps its that dealing with negativity is so common online, perhaps it's because of our readership's demographics, or perhaps there is some deeper … Continue reading How to not become a hater

Trying to make sense of Venezuela

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels This post was inspired after a night of heavy drinking with some colleages from Latin America. Some additional research was done on Wikipedia and through Google searches, but this post is mainly me channeling the words of my fellow drinkers and adding a little bit of detail here and there. … Continue reading Trying to make sense of Venezuela

¿Qué podemos aprender de Vice y Buzzfeed?

Photograph by Pixabay.com and found at Pexels.com El primero de febrero de este año, Vice Media confirmó que recortaría a su personal en un 10%, representando esto alrededor de 250 empleados. BuzzFeed no quiso quedarse atrás y su CEO, Jonah Peretti, anunció que la compañía tendría su propio recorte de 15%, siendo alrededor de 200 … Continue reading ¿Qué podemos aprender de Vice y Buzzfeed?

The death penalty: terrible in execution

Photo by Renato Danyi from Pexels Let's begin this post with me saying how glad I am to live in a place where the death penalty is not applied. Even though I will use this post to argue in favor of the death penalty as an idea, I also hope to make clear that I … Continue reading The death penalty: terrible in execution

You hate fat people!

No, this blog doesn't hate fat people, and neither do I. It is undeniable that there are those who hate fat people: the fatpeoplehate subreddit and similar sites are a testament to this. Such content, however, is not welcome on this blog neither as posts nor as comments. There is a clear difference between wanting … Continue reading You hate fat people!

A society without consequences (or responsibilities)

About a week ago I went to the barbershop only to find out that out of the five or six barbers working there, only one remains. Although I'm not friends with the barbershop's owner, we do run into each other in the gym, so I asked him what was going on. The story's a little … Continue reading A society without consequences (or responsibilities)