[Video] If The Government Decided Which Car You Drive

I haven't done a video in awhile because, well, they take a lot of time to make and I've been lacking dedication. But I liked this idea so I ran with it. Plus I always delight in the opportunity to scream at my lamp... If you're like me, then you're probably skeptical whenever the government…

Don't Be Against Something, Be FOR Something

I'm against being against things. The reason is simple: it's less effort to be against something; which makes it easier, but ultimately counter-productive. What does this mean? Take relationships, for example. Suppose a woman states that she does not want to date a man who is abusive, which is a perfectly logical thing to want…

The FDA and the Trolley Problem

As a general rule, I'm not a big fan of big government. In my opinion, most government agencies that seek to regulate aspects of our lives are ineffective and wasteful at best and destructive at worst. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was, until recently, a government agency that I was on board with. I…

Knowing When to Give Up: My Gumbo Adventure

There are all too many motivational anecdotes about never giving up, and that's good and all, but I think there need to be more motivational anecdotes about knowing when to give up. This is one of them. On Saturday I made a goal: that I was going to attempt to cook shrimp gumbo. If you've never had…

How To Make College Football Better (Well, Maybe)

Aside from pro tennis, college football is my favorite sport (and luckily their two seasons rarely come into conflict). Yes, I think college football is more fun to watch than the NFL. Why? I can't really put my finger on it, but I think it has something to do with the fact that college football…

Game Theory 101: Intro to the "Prisoner's Dilemma"

If you haven't seen A Beautiful Mind, then you may think the term "Game Theory" sounds like some geeky over-interpretation of video game strategies, but it is in fact a complex mathematical discipline that has a wide-ranging array of real-life applications. While many adults might not think a "game" is a very serious term, in the…