Is Al Franken A Senator Yet? →
It’s a banner day for my side project: IsAlFrankenASenatorYet.com, mainly because I finally had cause to update the banner on it. Congrats, Senator!
This means, fortunately for us as…bloggers, that we matter and we should...– Marco Arment, whose quote has farther-reaching implications after deleting one context-explicating phrase.
A Modest Proposal
fatmanatee: …I feel as though there has to be a better solution to saving the world than wearing a “I’m Saving the World” uniform, and after all, the world is bigger than us. The news agencies are telling me that the gases let out from cows cause as much damage! If we want to continue eating juicy hamburgers, we need to invest more federal funds in butt plugs for cows. Cows don’t like the...
At&T Is The Worst... Except for all the Rest...
Loyal ATT customer, biteofpythias has “kept with them through all the annoying things they have done, including when they dropped the 9.99 plan they had that expanded your home area to include Canada. And through the change from at&t to cingular and back again. I embarrassingly waited in line for the iphone back in the day. I upgraded to the 3G starting the 2 year at&T clock all over...
Continue Protecting Catholic Youths →
While the stink of priestly boy-touching lingers, the Catholic Church in the US has made a concerted effort to prevent future abuse under it’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People . That charter is up for its second periodic review. America Magazine makes the case for its renewal noting, despite much progress: As long as there are any allegations of sexual abuse of...
Nikon sponsored a Fashion 360 area at MTV’s Movie Awards. Cute idea. While most subjects struck typical red carpet poses, a few good sports played along. The Quest Crew & Shane Sparks’ Matrix rendition is my favorite. Honorable mentions for Aziz Ansari, Bruno, Kings of Leon, Steve-O, and the Sorority Row cast.
Recessions Correlated with Improved Health/Reduced... →
Those assumption-challengers over at the International Journal of Epidemiology published a mixed, counter-intuitive piece in the run-up to last bubble: Commentary: Mortality increases during economic upturns: The conventional wisdom is that mortality falls when the economy temporarily improves and increases when it weakens. This strong apriori belief has engendered substantial attention to be...