Jesus, just another one of those lies they’ve told me my whole life

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Did you know that recipes lie to you? When they say caramelize your onions for 8 to 10 minutes, that there is some bone fide, Jesus-died-for-your-sins bullshit.

Experts say that real caramelized onions take at least 45 minutes to cook.

This is yet another lie that I’m going to have to seek great amounts of therapy to deal with soundly.

Ugh.

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Peeper Dee #123

by Tina Louise

Wow, it’s a busy day for Peepers, and they aren’t all in yet.

When submitting, try to keep your images in the 500 to 800 kb range. It helps a little on our end.

And try to put PPD and the day’s number in the subject of your email.

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It’s Wednesdog!

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Today’s Wednesdog is brought to you by my neighbor Dan’s new adoptee named Scarlet.

Scarlet is a beautiful, approx 3-years old German shepherd. She’s a bit skittish so far, but she’s as sweet as apple pie.

We hope she becomes Talulah’s BFF a they already enjoy hanging out.

Give it up for Scarlet and for people who adopt!

Nothing says, “I’m serious about God” like tattooing it on your forehead

From HuffPo:

An Ohio woman, sporting a heavenly tattoo on her forehead, landed in jail on Sunday night after she allegedly stalked a corrections officer — whom she’d met while she was previously in jail.

Jamie Calloway, 33, is accused of stalking a female corrections officer from the Montgomery County jail where she’s spent time for obstruction, criminal damage, domestic violence, theft, aggravated menacing and drug possession, among other charges.

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Photo via Calloway’s facebook.

Listening recommendation: Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things.

Yesterday on All Things Considered on NPR, there was a great story called, “Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things.

It’s worth a listen. If you saw that documentary called, “Enron, the Smartest Guys in the Room,” this is an extension of the discussion that oftentimes people who commit fraud aren’t aware of their error. Psychologically, it is something that is dismissed or looked over.

Psychology is trying to figure this out.

One scenario is that mechanics in charge of car inspections might turn a blind eye toward a Honda Civic over a Mercedes Benz. The thought is that because the mechanic connects with the income level of the drive who owns a Civic, he might feel sorry for them. The mechanic doesn’t realize that the ramifications of his decision could take a toll on the environment if he — and every nice guy like him — does the same thing.

I’m fascinated by psychology like this. There are people, you know them, who you are able to overlook their “sins” because of an affection toward them. And yet, if you read or see about a stranger who is commits the same “sins,” you berate them with insults.

You may even be aware that you are one of these people as well.

Take a listen and throw your responses in the comments.

Non-religious people are way better than religious ones!

If you were wondering, non-religious people are way better than religious ones. It says so right here on this non-religious site.

The story reads:

Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion than atheists, agnostics and less religious people, according to a new study.

Research from University of California, Berkeley published in the most recent edition of the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found a stronger link between compassion and generosity among non-religious or less religious people.

“Overall, we find that for less religious people, the strength of their emotional connection to another person is critical to whether they will help that person or not,” UC Berkeley social psychologist and study co-author Robb Willer explained. “The more religious, on the other hand, may ground their generosity less in emotion, and more in other factors such as doctrine, a communal identity, or reputational concerns.”

Non-religious people are motivated by real emotion. Not by threat.

Or by duty.

We see and hear a request, and we spring to action.

It makes gives humanism a gentle touch rather than one that is based on weird rules written in a book with contradictory regulations and impositions.

So take that, religious people. We can find a resource to make us look superior on paper, too.

Thanks, sunny!