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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Old School SAM: A Racist is a racist is a racist

Yeah, I've been called a racist (among other things). And depending on whose definition of "racist" you go by they may have a point. But I do differentiate people who do things for their race by harming others versus doing things for their race by supporting their own. If that makes me a racist sign me up.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Extreme Moderate

All my life I've had this unshakable instinct to explore multiple sides of things. Almost to a flaw. To some it comes across as a lack of conviction. But when it comes time to make a decision I tend to not have a problem taking sides.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Seven Billion People

Friday, November 18, 2011

Presidential Social Networks

So I did a little legwork and came up with this graph to illustrate something. It started as pure curiosity of how many Facebook likes and Twitter followers each of the candidates had. Clearly Obama blows everyone out of the water. Left wing spin is "It's because he's that good!" Right wing spin is "He's cheating a la Acorn!" But after compiling this info I started thinking about another trend.

I realize social network popularity is NOT an accurate depiction of the country at large. It merely shows who likes/follows a specific candidate among those who use the internet, who bother using social networks, who bother liking/following candidates. So instead of focusing on who had the highest numbers, I started thinking about what this data reveals about social network users. Looking at the numbers it seems social network users fall heavily into the left side of the spectrum. Even all the GOP candidates added up don't equal 10% of just Obama's numbers.

If this is true, then left-leaning people may also be more open to having their personal information available to the public. I definitely know some folks firmly on the right who stay away from social networking like the plague for specifically this reason. This mirrors the stereotype of lefties being more trusting of government to be capable of solving larger issues and righties distrust of leaving things to other people.

But I guess all this makes sense since Al Gore birthed the internet...gross. I have to go wash my eyes of that image now.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Old School Wednesdays: Social Food Chain

Sorry for the late post. Strip dated November 13, 2000. Think things are still the same?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Hobbit Video Blog

I've been nerding out to behind the scenes footage of The Hobbit. This video blog with Peter Jackson is pretty sweet and the technical aspects of this boggles my mind. I like when Peter Jackson starts talking about the 3D, 48 frames per second filming and says it's like someone cut a hole in the front of the theater and you're watching reality on the other side.

Meme Killing: Occupy Cop Edition

I bet the music in his head was righteous.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Diversity Training

This morning while I was in line at Dunkin' Donuts I heard a couple of guys behind me lamenting the diversity training they had to go through. Having never taken anything like that it made me curious what it must be like. Anyone out there go through it?

I can see how some of it could be cringe-worthy. And the thought of diversity training conjured the image of a superhero group. There's the Amazing Wheelchair Man, Ms. Latina, the Mysterious Ambiguously Ethnic Lady and The Black Guy.

As I started to think about what the diversity training Danger Room would look like, I watched the two men get their coffees from Chinese Lady and their food from a Middle Eastern Man and wondered if they even realized the awkwardness of that situation.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Suburban Asian Man

Raking, mowing, clearing gutters. It all comes with the package. But I just keep telling myself "These are MY dead leaves on MY lawn. MY clogged gutters." Sigh.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Old School Wednesdays: US vs. China

From December 6, 2006. This was one of those strips where people were confused why SAM said "we'd" be outnumbered 4 to 1 thinking he represented China and was not speaking as an American.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Affirmative Action Poll Results

Looks like it's pretty definitive that most of you guys don't think affirmative action works or at the least, it shows unfair favoritism. There's a very basic logic that using race as a basis for any sort of benefit can be construed as racist. I think most people acknowledge that. But it's like while most people agree killing is wrong, many can justify war. Now that I've equated supporters of affirmative action with people who like war, I'll just shut up and sit in the corner.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Charges

Anyone think this is purely a left wing attack machine in action? Did an anti-Cain right winger leak the story to Politico? Is Cain trying to derail his own campaign himself realizing he might actually and up the GOP candidate?