Posts Tagged with "social commentary"

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

March 24th, 2013 at 5:57 pm by Mark
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Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
– Niccolo Machiavelli, 1537

Everyone sees what you appear to be... few really know what you are. (Machiavelli)

Japan vs. America: Hellno Kitty

March 21st, 2013 at 9:02 pm by Mark
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While the Japanese emphasize “cute” and “happy” with Hello Kitty, Americans do tend to emphasize the negative with “Grumpy Cat” and “Hellno Kitty.”

Hello Kitty?  Hellno Kitty.

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

March 5th, 2013 at 5:36 pm by Mark
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Not to channel Rodney King or anything, but sometimes, we just have to stop arguing, accept one another’s faults and proceed forward…

Is There Anything We Can All Agree On?  -0% Yes -100% No

Something to Remember When Time Travelling

February 27th, 2013 at 5:59 pm by Mark
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Major technological advances are to be expected from decade to decade, and that’s a fact. But when we set expectations for our future, people never take into account social change; they simply use their current culture and attitude as a baseline for “how things will be.” Someone from the nineteen fifties who travelled to the here-and-now would certainly be shot down to realize that despite all the keen gadgets we have today, most people are just wet rags…

Q: If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?  A: I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man.  I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in arguments with strangers.

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Keep Calm and Carry On?

February 22nd, 2013 at 7:16 pm by Mark
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“Keep Calm and Carry On” propaganda, created by the British Information Ministry during World War II has been one of the most widely overused slogans on the Internet for the pasts few months. There have been sarcastic spoofs galore, most probably due, in no small part, to the fact that a vast majority of people are so willing to indiscriminately bite the heads off of every around them for no apparent reason…

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