The Setup While everyone agrees that the po-po probably shouldn’t be on its current citizen-slaughtering rampage, I have yet to see a realistic solution to the problem… until now (self-congratulatory drumroll please). What The Two Sides Say Side 1: Hey cops, quit killing unarmed (black) people. Side 2: Hey people, it’s easy to armchair-quarterback – […]
Posts By: Matt
How Much Is A Policy On Bad Logic?
The Setup My recent trip to the White House has gotten me all fired up politically. Okay, not really, but it reminded me of this deeply irritating failure of logic in the soon-to-be decided (or maybe already-decided-but-soon-to-be-revealed) Supreme Court health care case which, as a citizen who went through 10 layers of security before eating […]
You Are Why You Say What You Like
The Setup My good friend and bestselling mystery writer John Connolly wrote a blog post about a discussion the two of us had the other day about a book he’d recommended. John, per usual, turned out to be completely wrong, but, in terms of Backup And Tell It Right, it got me thinking about the […]
How HR Is Killing The Corporate Gene Pool And What To Do About It
The Setup GOSSIP GIRL sucked this week so I decided to write an article on one of my many pet peeves, Human Resources. In case you don’t know, I have a corporate consultancy as well (SLI Advisors), and I’ve watched as the hiring arm of Human Resources, aka “Recruitment,” has slowly but surely drained all […]
Blairenda! Serblanda! Dasebla! I.E. Dan And Blair Make Out And Serena Sees Everything!
The Setup On this week’s GOSSIP GIRL, Dan finally makes a move on former-nemesis-now-unrequited-love-interest Blair, which, despite her skinny-pregnancy, extremely complicated (and weirdly easily attainable) pre-nup, and looming problems with bruised and vengeful former boyfriend Chuck, Blair responds to. But then multi-hyphenate Serena (the multihyphenataion being Blair’s-best-friend-and-Dan’s-high-school-girlfriend-but-they-broke-up-and-got-back-together-a-bunch-of-times-and-now-Serena’s-into-him-again-but-Dan-isn’t-into-her) sees it all and uh oh! What Serena […]
No Logic Or Self-Worth Attached
The Setup I made the terrible mistake of Netflixing NO STRINGS ATTACHED (the Natalie Portman/Ashton Kutcher eff buddies movie (wasn’t there another one too?)) the other day, and, in addition to having my soul crushed for two hours, I also got to witness an almost pathological amount of self-degradation, the kind that oftens crops up […]
New Game: Spot the Kodependency
The Setup After Kourtney’s babydaddy Scott punches his fist through a mirror right after a fight with Kourtney, Kourtney decides it’s time to put up some boundaries and move on… ish. What Kourtney Says I’ll let Kourtney speak for herself. Back Up And Tell It Right Here’s the game. There are two video clips, each […]
Hey Khloe, Why You All Up In Your Sister’s Relationship Kjunk?
The Setup On KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (of whatever season or spinoff I’m currently watching), Khloe sure hates Scott. What Khloe Says He’s bad for my sister QED I hate him. Back Up And Tell It Right This is actually very typical. Someone you love winds up in a relationship with someone you hate […]
Yeah, Copyright Whatev – What About My Rights?
The Setup I guess I’m on a corporate rant! There’s a bill before Congress (called SOPA in the House and Protect IP in the Senate) that is designed to protect copyright at the expense of speech. What Hollywood Says We need these bills because we’re losing jobs and money to piracy. Back Up And Tell […]
Not To Be All Demanding Here But I Got Some Demands
The Setup Occupy Wall Street has pushed a lot of – perhaps undefined – disassatifaction to the fore which, from my relationship-centric POV, really boils down to one problem: corporate America, you have boundary issues! What Corporations Say What’s good for us is good for everyone. Back Up And Tell It Right Um, no. To […]