As a Catholic, I believe humans are basically good. As a historian, however, I know that humans act in ways that are not only not in their best interest, but are downright rotten. For years, I've tried to figure out why people act in ways that are consistently stupid. As water is the universal solvent, I've discovered the universal answer to the question, "Why did they do that?" The answer is, because they're idiots. My blog, Spatula, is dedicated to all those idiots out there.