The Three Stooges Syndrome: a life lesson I learned from The Simpsons

December 11, 2011 § 7 Comments

Over the years, I’ve been known to say that everything worth knowing in life can be learned from The Simpsons. That’s a lie. It’s also a pretty good reason to question why you’re reading the blog of someone who gives such terrible advice. That said, The Simpsons have taught me a thing or two over the years (don’t judge me).

In season 11, in the episode “The Mansion Family” (thank you Google, yet another reason you are my Obi wan Kenobi) Mr. Burns learns that he has every disease known to man (as well as all the unknown ones too). The only reason he hasn’t died yet is because in something called “The Three Stooges Syndrome,” which amounts to all of the diseases trying to kill him at once, but by doing so are preventing all the other diseases trying just as eagerly to get through the proverbial door. « Read the rest of this entry »


Google is my Obi-wan Kenobi

November 2, 2011 § 4 Comments

Let’s face it.  If they’d had Google a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there wouldn’t have been any need for Obi wan Kenobi.  Not only would Luke have learned who his father was at about age eight from Mon Mothma’s blog, he wouldn’t have needed Obi wan Kenobi to teach him to use the force.  There would have been tutorials on YouTube for that.  You wouldn’t even need Bothan spies because the Death Star plans would’ve been wikileaked.

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Quote of the Day

September 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

“Google can bring you a hundred thousand answers.  A librarian can bring you the right one.”

-Neil Gaiman

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