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All the Council Rulings : Bweinh!

All The Council Rulings

Here's a list of all the council rulings-- or you can browse them in full text here!
 
  • The Council’s Ruling — Worst Year

    At various times, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Who has had the worst 2009 thus far?

    Djere delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Steve and David:

    Whether he knows it or not, Blagojevich. Enough already, pal. Enough lying, enough bribery, enough hair. And hopefully, it’s just going to get worse for him.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Important State

    At various times, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the most important state to our union?

    David delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Connie, Tom, Steve, and Djere:

    New York. The financial and diplomatic capital of the world, and the place where millions of immigrants have entered the United States to become part of the great American melting pot. No one comes here without visiting the Empire State, whether it’s the Beatles or King Kong.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Top Band

    At various times, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Who has been the top band of this millennium?

    Tom delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Connie and David:

    U2. A decades-spanning career and fronted by a man whose genuine concern for the downtrodden increases the band’s stature even more.

    Read the rest here!

  • Best of the Council — Santa Claus

    At various times, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This classic question, originally published in May 2008 — What should you tell your children about Santa Claus?

    Kaitlin delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Djere, David, and Steve:

    That he does not exist. He should be treated like any other fictional character.

    David concurs, joined by Tom and Connie:

    Treat him as make-believe; when your children learn the truth at some point, they may assume you made up the stuff about Jesus too.

    Job dissents, joined by Chloe:

    I will tell my kids Santa Claus exists because his essence is one of the few things most Americans have as a shared identity.

    Read the rest of the responses here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Lunch

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — If you could only eat one lunch for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    The Council was unable to issue a majority ruling.

    MCB offers this opinion, joined by Job and Connie:

    A submarine sandwich with everything on it; it’s delicious and gets me my vegetables for the meal, sometimes for the day.

     

    Steve offers this opinion, joined by Djere:

    A simple, fresh cheeseburger with all the fixins. The best when done right.

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Private Lives of Politicians

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — How relevant is a political candidate’s private life to his or her performance in office?

    The Council was unable to agree on a rationale, but gives a tentative ruling of “relevant.”

    David offers this opinion, joined by Djere and Connie:

    Very relevant. A person is nothing more than the sum of their actions and how they have responded to their failings — moral or otherwise.

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Iraq

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Given the benefit of hindsight, was the war in Iraq worth its cost?

    The Council was unable to agree on a rationale, but gives a tentative ruling of “yes.”

    David offers this opinion, joined by Djere and Connie:

    Yes. Saddam was a bully who invaded two neighbors and was our sworn enemy. He continually violated UN-imposed restrictions and his war machine needed to be dismantled to give us a chance to stabilize the Middle East.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Portion of a Song

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What part of a song most affects whether you will like it?

    Kaitlin delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by David, Chloe, and Steve:

    Sound is paramount. Music is about emotion, and the feeling that a song creates constitutes its main value.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — News Source

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is our most trusted source of news?

    The Council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue.

    Steve offers this opinion, joined by David and Job:

    In a crisis, I turn to the television news networks; for all their faults, they have the resources to report the truth when it counts.

     

    Kaitlin offers this opinion, joined by Tom:

    I try to seek out media which support views opposite to mine. That way, I know that the good news I hear is more likely to be true, since it does nothing to help the biased sources’ cause.

     

    Chloe offers this opinion, joined by Erin:

    I prefer to listen to the same news story a few times from various sources in order to find the information being repeated. I trust those bits the most. Also, The Onion.

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Hardest Job

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the most difficult job?

    Job delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Steve, David, Connie, and Chloe:

    The Presidency — relatively low pay, no privacy, a professional ceiling, few contemporaries, and, in the end, 10% of them are assassinated.

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Overrated Author

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Who is the most overrated author?

    The Council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue, although there may be a plurality supporting Stephen King.

    Tom offers this opinion, joined by Kaitlin and Job:

    William Shakespeare. Cleverly explore a few themes universal to the human experience and all the sudden you’re “The Bard?” Puh-lease.

     

    Steve offers this opinion, joined by Connie and Djere:

    J.K. Rowling. Her reputation and her net worth far exceed the (average) level of her work.

     

    MC-B offers this opinion, joined by Tom:

    Stephen King; I get it, the guy writes scary novels. Anything else?

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — The Election

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Which candidate (if any) will you support for President?

    Bweinh.com hereby endorses John McCain.

    Steve delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Kaitlin, Tom, Djere, and Connie:

    The makeup of the Supreme Court alone would compel me to support John McCain, who is drastically better qualified to be President than his opponent.

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Punctuation

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the most underappreciated punctuation mark?

    Steve delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Chloe, Kaitlin, Tom, and MC-B:

    It must be the semicolon — like man, an elegant unifier of seemingly disparate thoughts.

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Gas Prices

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — At what price did (or will) gasoline become “too expensive”?

    Tom delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Chloe, David, Steve, and MC-B:

    Until a reasonable alternative is developed, gasoline will never be “too expensive.”

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Greatest Wonder of the World

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the greatest wonder of the world?

    Steve delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Kaitlin, David, and MC-B:

    A network of computers and people with the potential to instantly connect anyone anywhere on the planet: the Internet.

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Pleasant Month of the Year

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the most pleasant month of the year?

    Tom delivers the ruling of the council, joined by Kaitlin and Steve:

    May. Warm, but not scorching. Verdant, but not soaked.

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Hardest-to-Understand Book of the Bible

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the hardest book of the Bible to understand?

    Tom delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Steve, Chloe, and Kaitlin:

    Revelation. Literal transcript? Allegorical warning? Largely symbolic anti-Roman tract?

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Ridiculous Olympic Sport

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the most ridiculous Olympic sport?

    Steve delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Connie, Chloe, and Job:

    “Rhythmic Gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, theatrical dance, and apparatus manipulation.” I’m okay with all of that except the “sport” part.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Useful Animal

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the most useful animal?

    Steve delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Djere, Kaitlin, MC-B, and Josh:

    The only animal eaten, drank, and worn all over the world — the placid, cud-chewing cow.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Ugliest Word

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the ugliest English word?

    Steve delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Djere, David, Erin, and Connie:

    Phlegm. It reads ugly, it sounds ugly, it simply embodies ugly.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Annoying Song

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the most annoying song?

    The Council was unable to agree on a majority opinion.

    Tom offers this opinion, joined by Kaitlin and Mike:

    “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Not only obnoxious aurally, the important existential question is never resolved.

     

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — House Color

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the worst color to paint a house?

    The Council was unable to agree on a majority opinion.

    Kaitlin offers this opinion, joined by Erin, David, and MC-B:

    Deep purple: the least naturally occurring color in the rainbow. As houses are elements of the landscape, they should blend or at least complement their surroundings.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Graffiti

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Is graffiti art?

    The Council issues the ruling of “Yes,” but was unable to agree on a rationale.

    Josh offers this opinion, joined by Chloe:

    Absolutely. Like all art, it is an expression of an individual, there is skill and technique involved, and there are good and bad examples. Like much art, it also happens to be subversive.

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Santa Claus

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What should you tell your children about Santa Claus?

    Kaitlin delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Djere, David, and Steve:

    That he does not exist. He should be treated like any other fictional character.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Time Machine

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Where and when would be your first destination in a time machine?

    The council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue, although a plurality would travel to the past.

    Josh offers this opinion, joined by Job:

    The year 2000. I hear they’re going to have flying cars and everything.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Relationship Age

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — At what age should a child be permitted to pursue a romantic relationship?

    The council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue.

    Kaitlin offers this opinion, joined by David and Erin:

    No earlier than 16, and even that is probably too young. High schoolers are not at the stage of cognitive development that would allow them to make beneficial decisions in such a volatile area of their lives; even college students, more often than not, can’t approach relationships wisely.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Manlike Animal

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Which animal is most similar to man?

    Tom delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Djere, MC-B, Kaitlin and Connie:

    The chimpanzee combines a 94% identical genome with the ability to fashion and use tools, a sophisticated social structure and an expansive ability to communicate among its kind and with ours.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Our Next President

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Who will be the next president of the United States?

    The council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue.
     
    Djere offers this opinion, joined by Chloe and Josh:

    No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

    Read it all here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Overrated Band

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Who is the most overrated band of all time?
     
    Steve delivers the opinion of the Council, joined by Djere, Josh, and David:

    The Beatles. They were incredibly influential, but this influence FAR outstripped their talent. Their singing voices were poor and their lyrics were either insipid pablum or drug-crazed nonsense.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Authors

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Who is the best author of all time?
     
    Djere delivers the opinion of the Council, joined by Connie, Steve, Josh, and MC-B:

    C.S. Lewis — his worlds and interests are many, vast, and diverse. His plots and characters are convincing. His fiction engaging, his nonfiction convicting.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Bedtime

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the ideal bedtime?

    The council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue.

    Tom offers this opinion, joined by David and Djere:

    Going to bed any time except when one is tired is not only an exercise in futility, but helps cement the clock’s stranglehold on our lives.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Cartoons

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the greatest cartoon?

    Djere delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Job, Connie, and MC-B:

    The Simpsons. They’ve been on top for almost 20 years, have 23 Emmys, and the show was named Time Magazine’s best TV show of the 20th Century. D’oh!

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Communication

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Which form of communication is superior?

    Josh delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Erin, Connie, and MC-B:

    Speech represents the absolute height of human achievement, allowing us to understand one another and express ourselves in great depth almost effortlessly.

     

    Tom concurs, joined by Mike, Djere, and MC-B:

    Speech is the oldest, the most versatile, and practical across vast distances.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Valuable Sense

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Which sense is most valuable?

    The Council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue.

    Tom offers this opinion, joined by Josh, Chloe, and Steve:

    Touch. One can imagine and briefly experience life without the other senses, but without tactile sensations, your world may as well be imaginary.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Strangest American Tradition

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is America’s strangest cultural tradition?

    Tom delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Mike, Djere, and MC-B:

    Line dancing. Invented, chiefly practiced, and (arguably) perfected here, but you have to ask yourself – what’s the point?

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Necessities of Life

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Which necessity of life is hardest to afford?

    The Council issues the ruling of ‘gasoline,’ but was unable to agree on a rationale.

    Connie offers this opinion, joined by Tom and Job:

    Gasoline, because I fully believe the greedy American oil companies are taking us for a ride, at the expense of our economy and mental health.

    Read the rest here!

     

    Next time: What is America’s strangest cultural tradition?

  • The Council’s Ruling — White Lies

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Is a ‘white lie’ always wrong?

    The Council issues the ruling of ‘no,’ but was unable to agree on a rationale.

    David offers this opinion, joined by Job and MC-B:

    A ‘white lie’ is acceptable — keeping a birthday party a surprise, not compromising national security, not revealing the location of the last piece of cheesecake, etc.

     

    Steve concurs in the judgment, joined by Connie:

    No. An attempt to deceive should be judged in its context.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Old Age

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — At what age is a person old?

    Josh delivers the ruling of the council, joined by Chloe, Erin, Tom, and MC-B:

    65. It’s time to retire, and it’s pretty impossible to still look young at that point.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Appliance

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Which kitchen appliance, besides the fridge, do we appreciate the most?

    The Council delivers the ruling of microwave, although it was unable to agree on a rationale.

    Josh offers this opinion, joined by Job and MC-B:

    The microwave allows a hopeless bachelor to prepare actual hot food quickly enough to hit the window between when he first feels hungry (and thus bothers to begin any food preparation) and when his hunger pangs would inevitably overwhelm him (thus causing him to eat out, abandoning whatever was in a conventional oven).

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — State to Sell

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — If we had to sell a state to pay off the national debt, which should it be?

    Steve delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Chloe, Tom, David, and Djere:

    Hawaii — it’d fetch a tremendous price, it wouldn’t give a foreign nation a foothold on our mainland, and it lacks Alaska’s tremendous resources.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Christmas Decorations

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the latest day one should still have Christmas decorations up?

    The Council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue.

    Chloe offers this opinion, joined by MC-B:

    January 7th. They’re wilting and old, and only make you look back when you should be looking forward.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — American Food

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the most quintessentially American food?

    Mike delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Steve, Tom, MC-B, and Connie:

    Hot dogs — fatty AND artificial!

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Dangerous Creature

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the most dangerous animal or creature?

    Erin delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by MC-B, Job, and David:

    The mosquito. Malaria, dengue fever, encephalitis, West Nile anyone?

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — The Christmas Season

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — When does the Christmas season begin?

    Tom delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Erin, Connie, and Josh:

    The day after Thanksgiving leaves a Yuletide window of about a month, plenty of time to reflect on the season and the joy of giving.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Influential American

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — Who is the most influential American ever?

    Steve delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by David, MC-B, Connie, and Tom:

    Abraham Lincoln had a deeper impact on our country than anyone else before him or since.

     

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Best Toy

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the best toy of all time?

    Tom delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Josh, Steve and David:

    The ball forms the nucleus of nearly all pick-up sports, and its versatility and dependability make it a plaything useful either alone or with friends.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Enjoyable Sport

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What is the most enjoyable sport to play?

    Mike delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Erin, Steve and David:

    Basketball — a great combination of brute physical endurance and delicate hand-eye coordination.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Effective Ad Campaign

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

    This week’s question — What was the most effective ad campaign ever?

    Steve delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Erin, Chloe, Josh and David:

    de Beers: Diamonds are forever. They totally invented the diamond engagement ring, parlaying psychological insecurity into BILLIONS of dollars.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Useless College Major

    This week’s question — What is the most useless college major?

    Steve delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Connie and MC-B:

    Any major that involves a particular gender or ethnic group. These classes amount to indoctrination and prepare you only to spread propaganda yourself.

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Best Season

    What is the best season of the year?

    Chloe delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Connie, Job, and Steve:

    Summer. Sleeping out on the porch, drinking lemonade, playing games in the evening, family reunions, long afternoon walks, picnics, swimming holes, crick walking, wildflowers, sun, monsoon season, tans, breakfast on the patio…

    Read the rest here!

  • The Council’s Ruling — Best TV Show

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the best television series of our lifetime? The Council was unable to issue a majority ruling on this […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Best Playground Equipment

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the best piece of equipment on a playground? Job delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Tom […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Worst Form of Music

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the worst form of music? Tom delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Erin, Chloe, and Job: […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Useful Tool

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the most useful tool? Connie delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by MC-B, Josh, Djere, Mike, and […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Cell Phones

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — When should a child get a cell phone? Chloe delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Connie, Steve and […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Michael Vick

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What should happen to Michael Vick following his guilty plea in the dogfighting case? Steve delivers the ruling of the […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Best Source of News

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the best source of news? The Council delivers the ruling of newspapers, but was unable to agree on […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Superpower

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the most useful superpower? The Council was unable to issue a majority ruling on this issue. Djere offers […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Worst Thing To Happen To America

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What was the worst thing ever to happen to the United States? The Council was unable to issue a majority […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Worst Villain in History

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — Who was the worst villain in history? David delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Connie, Josh, Djere, Tom, […]

  • No Council This Week!

    You must wait another week to get the Council’s determination of the worst villain in history, but until then, you can amuse and educate yourself by perusing our past caselaw! April 23 — Sasquatch likely does NOT exist April 30 — Alcohol is the most dangerous drug May 7 — Dinner is the best meal […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Thing to Eliminate

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What one specific thing would you eliminate from the world? The Council was unable to reach a majority ruling on […]

  • Best of Bweinh! — The Council on Transportation

    Originally published on May 14, 2007. This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the best form of transportation? Josh delivers the ruling of the council, […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Influential Person

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — Who was the most influential person (non-divine) of all time? Mike delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Connie, […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Aliens

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — Is there intelligent life elsewhere? The council could not reach a majority ruling on this issue, although it does give […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Beautiful Part of the Country

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the most beautiful part of the country? Tom delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Chloe, Djere […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — The World’s Problems

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the most troubling issue facing the world? The council could not issue a majority ruling on this issue. […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Last Meal

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What would be your last meal, condemned to death? The council could not issue a majority ruling on this issue. […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Human Expression

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the finest form of human expression? The council could not issue a majority ruling on this issue. Mike […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Our Second Home

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What country would be your home, if you were not allowed in the United States? Tom delivers the ruling of […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Best Invention

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the best invention of all time? The council could not issue a majority ruling on this issue. Tom […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Best Time of Day

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the best time of the day? Djere delivers the ruling of the council, joined by Chloe, Steve, and […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Transportation

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the best form of transportation? Josh delivers the ruling of the council, joined by MC-B and Job: Despite […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Best Meal of the Day

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the best meal of the day? Job delivers the ruling of the council, joined by Chloe, MC-B, Josh […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Most Dangerous Drug

    This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — What is the most dangerous drug? Josh delivers the ruling of the council, joined by Chloe, MC-B, Djere, Job and […]

  • The Council’s Ruling — Sasquatch

    This and every following Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import. This week’s question — Does Sasquatch exist? Steve delivers the ruling of the council, joined by Mike, Tom, Job and David: In a […]