Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Truth?

So I just read a short article about when the author believes it is okay to tell a lie. Now being human, I have told some lies. In fact I've made a concerted effort in the last few years to tell fewer lies and for the most part I have succeeded.

So the article gave a list of four times when it is okay to lie.

1. When the truth tears someone down and makes them feel awful about themselves. She says, "Brutal honesty can be used as a toxic weapon." I agree. Sometimes honesty is not the best policy when it can hurt someone's heart.

2. White lies like Santa Claus protect a child's innocence and creativity.

3. In response to favors or queries as to how you are doing. "It's no trouble at all", "I'm doing okay".

4. Complimenting someone past what they deserve. "Your brownies are the best I've ever had."

She offers a little bit of wisdom too: The major difference between a white lie and a hard lie is that a hard lie is said to protect oneself, whereas a little white lie is said to protect someone else.

You know I think that's pretty wise. Sometimes a little lie goes a long way to lubricate the machinery of society. So... what do you think? Do you agree with the four examples? Can you think of others? Or should we do away with lies as best we can?

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Breaking News

Lawyers (especially copyright lawyers) are blood-sucking maggots.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Star Trek: The (NEW) Motion Picture

Just a quick news update on the upcoming Star Trek movie. The following actors have been tapped to play roles in the new movie.

Karl Urban - Romulan enemy

Mike Vogel - "front runner" for James T. Kirk

Paul McGillon - Montgomery Scott

So of the three actors, I only know the last, Paul McGillon. Right now I am watching season three of Stargate Atlantis on DVD. I love that show! It is the best sci-fi I've seen on television since... well, since Voyager was on TV. And if you hated Stargate SG1, I'm in good company. I did too. Atlantis is completely different and much better. McGillon does an excellent job in his role as the doctor too. I really do hope that he will be in the new movie.