Diana’s Dead

TOWM’s quote of the day comes from Reason Online – a a piece by Michael Young on the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death: So why will many people turn embarrassingly lachrymose this August 31, unloading bushels of clichés explaining why we’re memorializing a one-dimensional socialite with so little to be memorialized for? That is a…

Less Guns, More Bias

This article is a nice study in the subconscious bias against guns that makes gun control laws possible. It concerns the recent fatal shooting of an 11-year-old boy in England that has “shocked” the country. Naturally the press can’t help but mention that the reason drive-bys on 11-year-olds in Britain are “shocking” is because the…

Bad Analogy Fest August 2007

The Mutt email client‘s tagline: All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less. Well, that’s kind of how I feel about analogies. If you pick at it, you can find something wrong with any analogy. Obvious, right? When you’re comparing two things that are not the same, there’s bound to be some relevant dissimilarity.…