This Chief Executioner Just Loves Strangulation

It’s a calling! Egypt’s Chief Executioner loves his work as a hangman. Why? Because he used to strangle small mammals as a child. Some lucky people know from childhood what they want to do in life. Hey, let’s play Hangman! g_infull_ emplo_ed ps_chop_th Seriously tho, it’s remarkable how he notes how calm he feels at …

The End Of Privacy, or, I For One Welcome Our New Google Overlords!

When I first moved to Toronto, David Samis (yes, the David Samis) invited me to a presentation evening called Trampoline Hall.  Actually, this was before the Internet became huge-huge, and although it was long before YouTube, it was like what you might today call a live, local “TED Talk” on a stage.  The presenter that …

Joe Paterno’s Statue

Man, sorting through child abuse is rough business and makes me grateful I’m not in law. Those people have a hard career coping with these tragedies. I think child molesters need help. Their acts are criminal and wrong but their impulses are beyond their control. What to say about Joe Paterno? It’s weird that he …

Sympathy for The Devil (aka Jerry Sandusky), or, An Ounce of Protection is Worth a Pound of Punishment

I am not speaking as a fan of Jerry Sandusky and have no idea who he is beyond many news headlines. I do not even recall what sport he coaches or where he coaches it at. What Mr. Sandusky did is obviously, clearly wrong and harmful and it has altered forever the lives of the …