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2. When asked, I’ve always said that being ticklish is a state of mind. David Eagleman takes up the argument. A person can be tickled because of the element of surprise. A person can’t tickle themselves because they will always predict their own intentions. I think a somewhat more interesting facet of tickleishness is how close in nature the laugh response is to the terror response. I’ve never been the type to relentlessly tickle someone (a girlfriend or something similar), but I’ve seen people being tickled in that way. They can start out laughing hysterically but then begin screaming or piss themselves almost as if they are frightened or in the beginning stages of a panic attack.
3. Jokes aren’t jokes and non-jokes are. Another retarded skit from W. Kamau Bell’s show (linked via The Frisky, of course “as a joke”; h/t Instapundit). Why doesn’t Bell just get specific and say that white men should abstain from voting? Black men and Hispanic men and other minority men will vote for Obama in droves. Come clean Kamau. This show is an abortion of humor and will not last. Enjoy the mocking lulz while they last.
4. More and more companies are cutting workers’ hours in order to avoid providing health insurance to their employees in order to comply with Obamacare’s mandate that large employers have to pay for insurance for workers clocking more than 30 hours per week. If Obamacare remains intact, companies will be penalized in some way for skirting this law.
6. Cord Jefferson is carving out a niche at Gawker as the go-to “let’s boo-hoo for the criminals” staff writer. He defends the “Nanny Killer” against the characterization of her as being some sort of evil person. Jefferson instead wants everyone to know that she had mental issues. Gawker’s commenters seem to think Jefferson is full of it. Isn’t this the oldest conversation in the world? Jefferson drew heat a few months ago for sympathizing with pedophiles.