Wednesday, April 18, 2007


A recent study concludes one child is best:
In comparing identical twins, [a sociology professor] found that mothers with one child are about 20 percent happier than their childless counterparts; and while fathers' happiness gains are smaller, men enjoy an almost 75 percent larger happiness boost from a firstborn son than from a firstborn daughter. The first child's sex doesn't matter to mothers, perhaps because women are better than men at enjoying the company of both girls and boys, Kohler speculates.

Interestingly, second and third children don't add to parents' happiness at all. In fact, these additional children seem to make mothers less happy than mothers mothers with only one child—though still happier than women with no children.
(Via Marginal Revolution)

In my circle, everyone seems to have exactly one more child than they can handle comfortably. I have two.

Yes, I'm included in "my circle."

Friday, April 06, 2007


Someone has finally taken a brave stand on all the scandalous and immoral political hanky-panky going on -- the United States Patent and Trademark Office:
Registration is refused because the proposed mark consists of or comprises immoral or scandalous matter. Trademark Act Section 2(a), 15 U.S.C. §1052(a); TMEP §1203.01. According to the attached evidence from a search conducted on Google, the proposed mark DEMOCRAT.BS means Democrat bullshit and is thus scandalous because the word “bullshit”, according to the attachment from the Answers.com website, is vulgar slang.
A bipartisan stand no less! Registration of REPUBLICAN.BS has been refused on the same grounds.

That oughtta do it! McCain-Feingold my ass. Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


A planet may be getting warmer ... and it's not Earth:
Temperatures on Mars have increased slightly over a 20-year period due to the action of Martian winds, scientists have found.
Yes. Our entire solar system is going to hell in a handbasket.