DIY Jesus

Ben-Peter Terpstra points out that it is much easier to make up your own Jesus if you have no idea who the real Jesus was. In fact, if you have never read the Bible at all, and you are talking to other people who have never read the Bible, and have no intention of doing so, you can …

Continue reading

Two From Town Hall

If you are interested in US politics, the Town Hall website is worth visiting regularly. Today there is an article by Michael Medved which asks why big lotto winnings are more acceptable than big executive bonuses. A couple of excerpts: Why do huge Wall Street bonuses provoke so much more public indignation than similarly gigantic …

Continue reading

Choice Magazine: Loyalty Schemes Cost Consumers Money

No s%#t, Sherlock. Businesses are not charities. Loyalty schemes are designed to make more money. They make more money by encouraging people to buy from a particular store or chain. Choice magazine found that consumers need to spend $100 to earn $1 dollar in rewards in loyalty programmes like Flybuys. You could save that much by …

Continue reading

A Laugh for a Long Day

Phew! It has been a long couple of days – back from Bruce’s funeral, trying to catch up at work. It’s good to be busy, but this is getting ridiculous. Anyway, a couple of totally tasteless ads from the 11 Points blog: Nothing says Christmas fun like a rectal suppository! Nothing captures the spirit of …

Continue reading