Truth’s Champion

Truth parades no colours, it stands tall, fearless. Only the messenger quakes, dreading the wrath of Tigranes, to see their eyes become Cleopatra’s toys. Truth will be told as the sun rises, light prevails even in the darkened shade of a South Sea island where travellers tossed by fate and fortune, hidden, not forgotten wretched…Read more Truth’s Champion

White Nights

Before Charlottesville Was in the Spotlight, Police Arrested Their Most Prominent Critic in the Middle of the Night Jeff Fogel woke to the sound of someone furiously banging on his door. He quickly threw on a T-shirt and pajama bottoms while the banging continued, and stole a glance at his alarm clock before running downstairs.…Read more White Nights

EMINEM VS TRUMP

Two stories, taking a different stance on Eminem's recent freestyle dissection of POTUS Trump's performance in office Response To Eminem’s Trump Freestyle. If you haven’t heard Eminem’s latest lyrical tirade, I encourage you to take a watch the YouTube video below prior to reading further. If you’ve already seen it or heard the lyrical assault,…Read more EMINEM VS TRUMP

Work and the Loneliness Epidemic

There is good reason to be concerned about social connection in our current world. Loneliness is a growing health epidemic. We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness have doubled since the 1980s. Today, over 40% of adults in America report feeling lonely, and research suggests…Read more Work and the Loneliness Epidemic

CITIZEN KEN -let the truth be out.

This story began about the death of my good friend, Ken Doyle but instead, it's a rant against futurist denial people and self important and patronising academics with the gall to believe understanding transhumanism is beyond mere mortals. I went to the wake of an old friend yesterday, a man I nicknamed 'Citizen Ken' because…Read more CITIZEN KEN -let the truth be out.

You are already Living in a Computer

Futurists predict a rapture of machines, but reality beat them to it by turning computing into a way of life. Suddenly, everything is a computer. Phones, of course, and televisions. Also toasters and door locks, baby monitors and juicers, doorbells and gas grills. Even faucets. Even garden hoses. Even fidget spinners. Supposedly “smart” gadgets are…Read more You are already Living in a Computer

Reading rewires your brain

Fitness headlines promise staggering physical results: a firmer butt, ripped abs, bulging biceps. Nutritional breakthroughs are similar clickbait, with attention-grabbing, if often inauthentic—what, really, is a “superfood?”—means of achieving better health. Strangely, one topic usually escaping discussion has been shown, time and again, to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic animals: reading. Read more

Even Racists Got the Blues

Straight to the chase, the Geeky Gaeilgeoir nails fools who take things literally

The Geeky Gaeilgeoir

OK…I have to say that, most of the time, I feel a little bit sorry for people who make horrendous translation mistakes. This is not one of those times.

This pic came across my desk about nine months ago, and it may just be the worst example of a self-translation disaster I’ve ever seen. 

In fact, it’s so bad, and so out of context, that most of my Irish-speaking friends had no idea what this person was trying to say with those three Irish words: “Gorm Chónaí Ábhar.” It’s beyond gibberish. It even took me a few minutes.

The sad thing is, in order to “get it,” you need to be familiar not only with the ways in which people make translation mistakes (which are legion), but also with a particularly unpleasant segment of U.S. politics.

What this person was trying to say, with this mess of…

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