For Lent

For the last three years, I’ve always given up something for lent. This year is no different. So for the next 40 days and 6 Sundays I will be giving up soda and liquid caffeine (read as: coffee), both of which I’ve given up in the past. This year I am also giving up vulgar language. I also convinced Dan Hough to give them up as well. I would be curious to hear what other people are doing for lent. Post your responses in the Comments section.

Ferguson’s Law of Information Succession

For the past few weeks, I’ve been watching the TV show 24 on DVD with Eric and Dan. In watching it, people react very differently to a specific situation because of the information that they have. To the viewer, it appears as if they are acting irrationally because we have all, or almost all of the information. I’ve also noticed this phenomenon in real life. Yes, I know it’s astonishing, but I do actually get out of the house. Anyways, this led me to thinking about how this could be made in to a law. Sort of like Newton’s laws. So, here is:

Ferguson’s Law of Information Succession

The order in which information is received by a person will dictate the action a particular person will take. Information that is received by two or more parties in different orders, or with different amounts of detail (including not receiving any information at all), can be acted upon in more than one way. Each action can be completely logical, even if the actions taken by each party vary radically.