Carl T. Holscher is a compiler, writer, tinkerer, coder, designer, thinker living in Bethesda, MD.



Here’s your Friday Penguin Fact: 

Once a year, penguins go through what is called a catastrophic molt, where they shed all of their feathers at once. It takes 2-3 weeks and they cannot go to sea to feed in this time, so they are fasting AND uncomfortable. We keep a far distance from molters, if we disturb them and they move, they’re expending precious energy they need to keep warm.

Photos: Molting Adelie’s in the Mist Rock Islands, South of the Antarctic Circle and a molting King Penguin in South Georgia

The problem with “I’m entitled to my opinion” is that, all too often, it’s used to shelter beliefs that should have been abandoned. It becomes shorthand for “I can say or think whatever I like” – and by extension, continuing to argue is somehow disrespectful. And this attitude feeds, I suggest, into the false equivalence between experts and non-experts that is an increasingly pernicious feature of our public discourse.

Real solutions, large enough to meaningfully address these problems, can only come from the federal government, and yet we’re completely held hostage by a political system that’s so dysfunctional it’s essentially impossible to pass any measures that will adequately address these problems.


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Here’s the thing about sales.

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Advertisers are good at what they do. Which is devising new ways to divide you from your money. I should know, I studied advertising in college long enough to realize I didn’t want to work in the field.


I like to pick on car commercials because they’re the most absurd. “You can save $10,000 on this…

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