Thoughts That Hurt to Think #072 – Most Christians are Lutheran!

You might think I’m here to mess with Christians, but I’m really not. Organized religion has a lot of benefits, and many of the most morally upright and friendly people I have known have been subscribers. Just because I choose a more solitary path in fulfilling that part of me doesn’t mean I don’t see the value in other people having that option. Most religions have practical day to day applications that can definitely lead some folks to a better place. Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt to Think #072 – Most Christians are Lutheran!”

Thoughts That Hurt to Think #071 – Decaf Coffee Has Caffeine In It!

I can’t say exactly how long I’ve known decaf coffee has caffeine in it, but there was definitely a time when I thought it didn’t. Maybe this is one of those things we all learn when we’re kids, and take for granted the rest of our lives; but even if that were the case, it would still qualify as a thought that hurts to think. Why the hell do we call it decaf, if the caffeine hasn’t been removed?

Good God, folks…is nothing sacred? Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt to Think #071 – Decaf Coffee Has Caffeine In It!”

Thoughts That Hurt to Think #070 – The Food Pyramid Was Wrong!

You might expect something as boring as the food pyramid to have a pretty dull history, and you’d be mostly right. Some of what I found while reading up on all this surprised me, though; and it might surprise you as well. One thing I didn’t know is that America did not come up with the food pyramid, or officially adopt anything along those lines until 1992. That idea originated in Sweden, although I remember it being taught when I was a kid as if it was our own; but that was long before 1992, so I may not have been paying as much attention as I could have been.

Actually, that’s a pretty likely scenario. Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt to Think #070 – The Food Pyramid Was Wrong!”

Thoughts That Hurt to Think #069 – All Food is Genetically Modified!

Food is extremely important for pretty much everyone. There are supposedly people throughout history who have reached a level of spiritual enlightenment that has enabled them to leave the need for physical nourishment behind, but that’s just something I’ve read. Everyone I’ve met so far eats food.

Or do they? Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt to Think #069 – All Food is Genetically Modified!”

Thoughts That Hurt to Think #068 -They Lied To Us About Sugar!

A leading newspaper blew the lid on this so long ago, and news of it spread so fast, this particular item fell from outrageous story to another common piece of knowledge that makes us slightly uncomfortable with pretty alarming speed. Rather than call the people who duped us out for doing the duping, we all collectively shrugged our shoulders and filed it away in our own mental category that may well be labeled Thoughts that hurt to think.

It’s a great title for a mental category, after all. Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt to Think #068 -They Lied To Us About Sugar!”

Thoughts That Hurt to Think #067 – Weather Forecasters Get Paid To Be Wrong!

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J.K. Norry
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Thoughts That Hurt to Think #066 – Politicians Are Liars!

The first time I was old enough to be aware of an upcoming presidential election, I remember hearing some adults discussing the candidates. They were talking about how things may change if one guy got elected, or what might happen if the other guy did. Someone mentioned the promises one candidate was making, and how everyone would benefit if he followed through on what he vowed to do once in office. Another adult chimed in, and said he was only making those promises to get into office; he had no intention of following through.

At this point, I thought a little childish wisdom might liven up the conversation. I piped up and said that if he didn’t keep his promises he should not be allowed to remain in office. This resulted in a lot of laughter and a couple nods, and one particular response I would never forget. Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt to Think #066 – Politicians Are Liars!”

Thoughts That Hurt to Think #065 -America Has More Laws Than Any Country In History!

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J.K. Norry
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Thoughts That Hurt to Think #064 – America is Not a Democracy!

Quoting other people is not really my thing, for a number of reasons. Certain collections of words get attributed to specific people, and a lot of those quotes go back so far they could not have been recorded anywhere but on paper. Just because someone happened to write some catchy phrase down or utter it in front of others doesn’t mean they actually came up with it; that simply means it got attributed to them. Politicians, in particular, are notorious for speaking other people’s words as if they were their own, and very few speechwriters stand up in the middle of these addresses to claim the applause that actually belongs to them. Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt to Think #064 – America is Not a Democracy!”

Thoughts That Hurt to Think #063 – Voters Don’t Read What They Vote On!

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