Flo Rida + The Machine. Now what?

It’s harder now than ever to come up with truly original ideas.

Or, rather, it’s the same level of difficulty to come up with those ideas, but it’s easier than ever to find out your idea wasn’t original at all. All it takes is a quick Google search to find out thousands of other people have already come up with the same thing.

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Laurel vs Yanny is why Trump won

In the latest social media explosion of people not being able to come to a consensus on what their senses are telling them, we have a verbal controversy.

So which do you hear, Laurel or Yanny?

If you hear ‘Laurel’ you are correct. It’s a poor-audio recording of a voice saying that word.

If you hear ‘Yanny’ you can’t be trusted. You are part of the problems plaguing the world.

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12 Disney Princesses reimagined as doorknobs


If there’s one thing we love here at Soft Core Sophistry, it’s jumping on trends that ended years ago.[1] And nothing says “wait isn’t that already played out” like visualizing Disney Princesses in a new way.

We also had lots of pictures of doorknobs laying around. Behold a peek behind the curtains of the creative process!
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The World According to Starburst

Philosophers have pondered the mysteries of humanity for millennia. Any conundrum you can imagine has been covered in countless ways, many of them contradictory.

One of the most popular is the link between pleasure and pain, happiness and suffering.

The Mars Corporation has weighed in on this timeless topic, and they show the need for suffering to enhance pleasure through their Starburst offering.

Let’s explore their ideas.

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The harrowing consequences of the #MeToo campaign

It was just last week that the #MeToo campaign started. In case you missed it, women throughout social media used that hashtag to call out that they were the victims of sexual harassment or abuse. Sometimes they shared the full story, and sometimes they just used “Me too” to call attention to the widespread nature of the problem.

As with most populist movements, it has had unintended consequences. That’s what we’re here to talk about now.

Let’s talk about the issues it’s caused men.

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CIA dog fired for being sensible

Meet Lulu.

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Sup?

Lulu is a Labrador, and part of the latest CIA training class for bomb-sniffing dogs.

Today, in a public announcement, perhaps meant to shame her, Lulu was fired. As I’ll discuss, she has nothing to be ashamed of.

There are also lots of pictures of Lulu here, so you can just look at those if you want. There’s no shame in that either.

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Point/Counterpoint: Dogs

With so much going on in the country and the world, it’s time to bring back a popular SCS format, and let two of our experts debate the merits of a hot-button issue.

However, many topics are too hot of a button right now, and for others it’s apparently not the right time to talk about it, so we’re going to talk about …[spins wheel]… dogs.

Take it away, experts!

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