2011 in Review

By mwilson | Dec 31, 2011

photo credit: FreeCat 2011 was a quiet year on Ignorant Mouth but not so in the crazy world we live in. One thing I hate about reading the news is the lack of follow-through on old stories, so I didn’t let that happen to us – we kept on the heels of sunken treasure, totally [...]

The World Needs Ignorant Mouth

By mwilson | Oct 7, 2011

We haven’t updated very much in the last year, and I was thinking about just closing down the site when I saw the headlines today: Grandmother guilty of throwing toddler off skywalk Hundreds march in LA in economic protests Court considers Ga. ban on guns in churches Man pleads guilty to offering semen-tainted yogurt A [...]

More Treasure Found on Ocean Floor

By mwilson | Aug 4, 2011

A team of researchers trolling for sunken treasure in the Baltic sea came across a radar anomaly on the ocean floor which bears a vague resemblance to the Millenium Falcon. The team isn’t sure what the object is, nor does it have a directive to investigate further; even still it has received donations to fund [...]

Pope: Condoms May Be Ok in Certain Situations, But Not Really

By mwilson | Nov 20, 2010

Big news from the Catholic Church – the Pope says it may be ok to use condoms in certain situations. BUT – condoms are not a good thing; they turn sexuality into something banal and soulless, encouraging its use as a self-medication rather than expression of love. It’s part of a soon-to-be-released series of interviews [...]

Turn Off Your Taps if you Want, But There’s a Bigger Leak

By mwilson | Aug 2, 2010

photo credit: jasleen_kaur I was interested – although not surprised – to learn that municipailities leak large amounts of their treated water – sometimes as much as 40%. According to the CBC, that amounted to more than 26 billion (said in a Dr. Evil voice) litres of drinking water. Industry-wide, losing 10% of the total [...]

Can You Save the World by Eating Less Meat?

By mwilson | Mar 30, 2010

We’ve gone over three weeks with no fast food in our household, and have noticed some dramatic changes. For one, we’re spending less time fighting wicked cravings for Big Macs – whatever they put in that sauce makes you want to indulge. Second, we’re far less interested in sugary drinks and snacks like coke and [...]

How To Stop Your Home’s Electrical Leakage

By mwilson | Feb 20, 2010

Standby power, also known as vampire power, phantom load or leaking electricity, is the electricity used by appliances in your home when they are “off”. Even if you turn off all of your lights, unplug your fridge, and turn off your furnace, your electricity meter will continue to spin. photo credit: lisa cee Some key [...]

Obama’s Presidency Has Not Been Apocalypse for Gun Owners

By mwilson | Feb 15, 2010

photo credit: Dan4th When it became clear that Democratic candidate Obama stood good chances of winning the presidential election, gun sales surged in the United States. This is despite Obama’s campaign declarations of support for second amendment rights and promises not to impose new restrictions on gun owners. This week the Chicago Tribune published Obama [...]

Man Vs. Zombies

By mwilson | Jan 17, 2010

photo credit: izik Gus from Florida has been having a rough time; on December 14, 2009, he woke up and realized to his horror that the world has he knew it had come to an end in a frightening zombie apocalypse. How does Gus cope with his new reality? He Tweets it. @manvszombies is one [...]

Good Riddance 2009

By mwilson | Jan 4, 2010

Last year saw a lot of ups and downs. We started off watching the car industry with some disgust, questioning the culture of mediocrity that allowed the situation to spiral out of control. We say: Too big to fall? Too big to exist. Get on top of your credit and take control of your life. [...]

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