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Archive for November 24th, 2008

Ignorance in America

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This little ditty http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/resources/quiz.aspx is making the rounds right now, typically forwarded by a knuckle-dragging right wing whacko (as opposed to the left-wing knuckle-dragging whackos) to demonstrate how ignorant people are today of their “heritage”. I took this quiz and was horrified at the number of flat-out wrong answers. (absent the questions with no right […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Government, Philosophy | 6 Comments »

That Worthless UL Label

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If you’re a “Boomer” like me, you were probably raised up to respect that UL or “Underwriter’s Laboratory” label on electrical stuff. I still remember the ads on TV. The label really meant something too. UL started out as an independent testing laboratory funded by the insurance companies to test boiler safety valves and related […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Philosophy, Product Reviews, Science | 5 Comments »





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