Category: Technology

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Fish Pictures

I just read a dating site profile of a man who chose to illustrate his page with two pictures showing him holding a dead fish. Think about it, guys. If there were to be a sexual connotation to this, what would that be? Exactly. I’m pretty sure men […]

Oh, that’s too bad

It wasn’t until the third phone call that he said “I have a confession to make. I’m older than I said in my profile.” “By how much?” I asked. “Eight years. I’m 79. Did you tell the truth about your age?” “Yes, I did.” “Oh, that’s too bad,” […]

Sounding Proper

“You are more proper than I’m used to,” he said. “It’s probably the accent.” I was completely surprised. We had just spent over an hour chatting about our lives, children, houses, jobs, travel, and so on, and I thought we had quite a lot in common. Then, out […]

Ooops, I did it again!

I signed on to another dating site. It was an accident, I swear! It came about because I joined AARP (American Association of Retired Persons). I did that because they have all sorts of good discounts and good advice on things like health care insurance. I only went […]

Awkward

This evening I felt uncomfortable watching The Help on TV while a large African-American man baked cornbread in my kitchen. After a few minutes of watching a fictional young white woman bridge America’s racial divide, I realized I was being very inconsiderate to my roommate’s guest. So, I switched […]

I don’t doubt it

My ventromedial prefrontal cortex is shrinking! At least, that’s my excuse. I recently read an article in the Globe and Mail which says that as we get older our ability to doubt is impaired because this part of the brain begins to shrink.* This means that we are […]