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Atlanta’s Best Kept Secret? January 29, 2009

Posted by Conrad Hubbard in : The Chip , add a comment

On the way home tonight, I passed a giant billboard that revealed to me the best kept secret in all of Atlanta. Or at least that is what it proclaimed to reveal. According to this gigantic, surely expensive to somebody, well-lit billboard, “Atlanta’s Best Kept Secret” is…

… a specific church, which presumably paid for the billboard.

Really?

I am not a big fan of that particular, in my view overused and misleading, advertising catch-phrase. But tacked onto a church advertisement, is that the right approach?

Arguing With The Player January 17, 2009

Posted by Conrad Hubbard in : The Chip , 4 comments

Tonight I was at a local neighborhood bar, and I got into one of my “moralistic” arguments with somebody. This guy came in that I had briefly talked to some other time, but this time I watched him “in action” and ended up in a conversation afterwards. Essentially, when he came in, there were three girls at a table and he started aggressively hitting on them. That only bothered me in the sense that at least one of them seemed pretty uncomfortable with his onslaught. I tried to passively interject myself, on their behalf, a couple of times, but I was concerned that more testosterone might only make them feel more uncomfortable than they already were. 

Anyway, the three of them took off pretty shortly after this guy started hitting on them. Deprived of any female targets outside of the bar staff, he started talking to guys at the bar. Of course that included me. He started bragging about his female conquests. I kept quiet at first, but as the bragging went on I eventually spoke up. Since he loudly proclaimed that he had a regular girlfriend, I pointed out that his attempts to hit on girls in the bar were inappropriate. A fairly ridiculous conversation followed, ranging from the Biblical suggestions of how morals should work to the natural logic of the situation.

What is the deal with people who pretend some sense of partnership with their mate, and then betray that by pursuing other partners? Worse, what about those who betray multiple people, pretending that each of them is an exclusive mate?

More Than A Month? January 13, 2009

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Huh. Wow, it has been more than a month since I posted to my blog. I have been posting on my wiki, but I guess the combination of the holidays and efforts to avoid posting some of the more negative things I am thinking are conspiring to redirect my efforts elsewhere. Maybe after I get some sleep I can come up with something…