Tag: rant

Customer Surveys are Useless

 

I know we have the destruction of the Republic and basic liberty to fight against, but I want to divert briefly from such weighty topics with a rant about the uselessness of most customer surveys. I think we have discussed this topic before here on Ricochet. A note provided by a hotel on a recent trip reminded me of the uselessness of so many customer surveys. Maybe some Ricochetti are plugged into organizations in such a way that they can encourage those organizations to rethink how they score customer surveys.

What set me off was we recently drove across the western United States and stayed at several properties associated with one particular lower mid-priced hotel brand (the kind that provides a basic room and serves a basic buffet breakfast, not fancy). One such property supplied guests with a note that said,

I Am An Anti-Intellectual

 

I can’t take it anymore. Uncle! You were right, Thomas Sowell — though not right enough. Nothing good can come of intellectuals.

This is a stunning reversal from my earlier position. If you told the 2014 version of me that I’d join the barricades against the educated, against the literature junkies and the philosophy hobbyists and the “curious” class writ large, I’d have laughed in your face. But here I am.

Bacon, Disordered Guilt, and Penance Signaling

 

I’ve written earlier about how we’ve been fed a crap sandwich about saturated fat being bad for our heart health. Take one classic and common example, using nearly everyone’s favorite indulgence: bacon.

Bacon, science tell us, is bad. Very, very bad. It’ll clog your arteries. It will kill you. Yet, our hearts break into song when we savor that sizzling and delicious bacon. Are you sure Adam didn’t take his humanity-damning bite from a bacon strip? Apples are good, dontcha know, so says science.

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I guess this is just another of my nonpolitical rants. I get so tired of seeing any Internet headline that contains the words “everybody’s talking about….”  I know it cannot be true, because I am not talking about whatever it is.  Am I not part of everybody?  I’ll bet you aren’t talking about it either, […]

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This is a rant. I hope you don’t agree because I don’t want to be right. Someone once labeled the Republicans as the “Stupid Party” and the Democrats as the “Evil Party”. The original source is in doubt, and may have been an apparently unsavory individual, but (as this year so colorfully displays) the concept itself […]

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I use adblock. I recommend it. It makes ads go away. I worry sometimes if I’m not doing something stupid to websites I should be supporting–I’d like to be able to find out, I’m not too unreasonable or entitled… What I am is yellderly, only I don’t yell. I’ll get back to this later. I […]

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It’s been over 4 months since my last rants, on turn signals and tattoos.  So, despite the lack of popular demand, I’m back with another. I should start with a trigger warning: this one is perhaps a bit off-color.  Also, if you like showing off your underwear, you may be offended.  Well, at least I […]

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I’m sure you all know of the worldwide–world-historical, as our Marxist friends would say–popularity or importance of Miss Taylor Swift. May I draw your attention to the title of her recent album of such popular music? 1989. Say it with me, if not for my sake, then for Miss Berlinski’s: 1989 is really about what’sherface! […]

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Of the nothing, in order to form nothing, to establish, insure and provide nothing, and so forth. The Constitution is dead. It has been rendered obsolete as surely as the tactical scramble replaced marching and shooting in line abreast, as the aircraft carrier sealed the fate of the battleship, as steam did for sail.  And. […]

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