How long is too long?

Peter Cushing played the original Grand Moff Tarkin. He had a presence in the first Star Wars films powerful enough to warrant his return in more films. The actor’s death in ‘94 prevented his return. You might think that last phrase goes without saying—it is so obvious, it doesn’t need to be written, spoken, or …

You Too Can Be Offended

For those feeling like an outsider because they have nothing to be offended about, here’s a convenient list: Whether you’re a fan of country or a fan of rap music, or if you don’t care for either of them, you can be offended that someone out there is still trying to succeed at mixing the …

A short list of long words

Apophenia: the tendency to mentally relate a series of potentially unrelated ideas. When someone employs apophenia, they seem to be bouncing randomly from one subject to the next, making connections between things though the connections are questionable. Extrasensory: not related to the five common senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell). A person could develop an …

Obsession

Count how many times a person mentions a particular topic. Find the topic with the highest count and you’ve found their obsession. For some, an obsession will be a sport. They might be a bit zealous over hockey or hang gliding, baseball or bocce ball. For others, they might obsess over politics or public figures, …