No One Daydreams of Being a Hero Like Donald Trump

Donald Trump said he would have charged into the Parkland high school even if he had been unarmed. I got to say, I kind of get a kick out of Trump’s self-aggrandizing digressions. It provides a bit of comic relief in the middle of the rest of his unavoidable bullshit. It’s like the guy has no self-awareness. In any case, it got me wondering about what other hero scenarios he’s played out in his head. Here are a few guesses of scenarios that have played out in that big old genius melon of his: Read More

Inherently Noncompetitive Competitions

I do not understand the insistence on making competitions out of activities that were not competitions to begin with, unless the purpose is to provide a grant.  If you make a movie or a work of art is it not enough to know that a good portion of the viewers have enjoyed it?  Aren’t the fruits of advancing science or promoting peace sufficiently rewarding without further distinctions?  If you are attractive is it not satisfying enough to receive the occasional compliment and the rest of the perks that come with physical beauty?

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