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Culture

Bush Confidence

We’ve just start­ed watch­ing a new show, cour­tesy of our renewed mem­ber­ship with Net­flix, that is prov­ing both enter­tain­ing and edu­ca­tion­al. The char­ac­ters are inter­est­ing, the sit­u­a­tions in which they find them­selves are eye-open­ing, and we’re learn­ing a lot of new vocab­u­lary. Even the title implies an edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ence. And you thought this was going […]

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Soft Play Forms

So, we’re sit­ting around Sat­ur­day morn­ing, one kid is watch­ing TV (yes, we know) while the oth­er is play­ing hap­pi­ly with the big, vinyl-cov­­ered foam blocks we keep telling you are the most awe­some toy ever. Gaz­ing in admi­ra­tion at them, we decide that maybe we should buy anoth­er set, as these are five years […]

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Link Politics

Bush falls below Nixon

George W. Bush’s approval rat­ing stands at 21%. This is the worst approval rat­ing of any Pres­i­dent since they start­ed tak­ing notes. Nixon got as low as 23% at one point, but bounced back to 24% when he left office in dis­grace. Could­n’t hap­pen to a more deserv­ing fel­low. I’m inter­est­ed to see what Gallup’s results are, since they […]

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Technology

Leave Gaunt Jobs alone!

Mark just sent me to an arti­cle about how investors at Apple’s lat­est quar­ter­ly earn­ings report were ner­vous about Steve Jobs’ health. They report­ed­ly asked him to name a suc­ces­sor. Which is just sil­ly. I went back and looked at the list of like­ly suc­ces­sors. I not­ed that my favorite (and Job’s favorite, if the […]

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Link Politics

Obama printing money

Oba­ma pulled in $25 mil­lion on the last day of the month in June. In one day. That’s more than McCain raised ($22 mil­lion) in the entire month. This was part of his $52 mil­lion month, with an aver­age dona­tion of $68. I’m proud to say that the wife and I were part of that (to the measly […]

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Link Politics

One million people, maybe

Der Spiegel pre­dicts that Oba­ma’s speech in Berlin on Thurs­day could pull up to one mil­lion peo­ple. One mil­lion. A mil­lion peo­ple turn­ing out to lis­ten to a for­eign politi­cian. Wow. Of course, the low esti­mate is 10,000. There’s a lot of wig­gle room between 10k and 1 mil­lion.

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Link Politics

Bobby Jindal appears to be headed for the Vice-Presidential Candidacy

I went to col­lege with him, though we hard­ly knew each oth­er. He was bet­ter friends with my room­mate, Arshad, though I don’t know that they keep in touch. What with Bob­by’s mete­oric rise in the Dark Side hier­ar­chy, and all.

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Culture Link

Watchmen Movie Trailer

You’re only inter­est­ed in watch­ing this trail­er if you know you are. Trust me. But if you know you are, it is… awe­some.

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Over is Right, Under is Wrong

OMG, I am so pleased to final­ly have some empir­i­cal evi­dence to point to. For the longest time I thought my wife under­stood, and was con­scious­ly putting the rolls on the right way. Then one day she put one on wrong, and when I asked her, she had no idea what I was talk­ing about. […]

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Link Politics Technology

Running for Office, xkcd style

This guy is run­ning for State elec­tive office here in Kansas (he lives just out­side of Kansas City, in Olathe, where he has at least a teen­sy chance of actu­al­ly win­ning). While this has been linked every­where by now, I could­n’t pass up the chance to send him some love (and mon­ey?). If only I […]