CostCo, Space Travel and Japanese

CostCo is the Space Shuttle of shopping destinations. It’s supposed to save you time and money, but in the end, you just end up wasting larger amounts of time and cash than you ever thought possible, and you’re left sitting at home justifying why you’re force-feeding yourself some disgusting, low-quality cheese you spent 10,000 yen…

Always Underdo. Perfection Is Death.

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Mediocre Excellence

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Mediocre ExcellenceAlways underdo. Conserve your energy. Save your strength. Hard left swipe on the advice of people (most often women — yes, this is blatant gender stereotyping, but this isn’t a “Family Guy” moment either; we’re not doing this for laughs: we’re fighting a worthy…

All Days Are Good Days

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series New Year's Is Stoopid

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series New Year’s Is StoopidMore than 99% of the year is not New Year’s. Don’t make stupid trades. Don’t hang your hopes on two to five shiny dollar bills and ignore the other 98 sitting in your wallet. All money is good — they’ll let you…

There Is No Narrative

“The easiest way for a human to deal with a complex system…is to imagine that there’s a little man inside…seeking retribution or offering a prize…But it might be even more helpful to remember that there’s no homunculus, no narrative, no revenge. Merely a complex system, one we can understand a bit better if we test…