Entries from October 2010

Happy Halloween!

October surprise! Boo!

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Better Story, Better Ending

GE has put out a film to celebrate Reagan’s 100th birthday, tracking his progress from giving speeches for GE to his political success: GE Ronald Reagan Short Film “Rendezvous with Destiny: Reagan’s journey from GE to the White House” from VSA Partners on Vimeo. *runs out to buy lightbulbs*

Categories: Politics

Great Story, Crap Ending

The story of Michelle Rhee, schools chancellor, and Adrian Fenty, mayor, and their overhaul of the DC school system. It’s a real pom-pom waver. And then Fenty loses his primary and Rhee’s last day is tomorrow. And let that be a …lesson* for other reformers. * That was no place for a bad pun but [...]

Categories: Politics

THIS DOESN’T MAKE IT BETTER

Some of you may remember a few weeks ago my TOTAL FREAKOUT on Twitter when Janice Dickinson posted pictures of the ducklings and chicks that hatched from the eggs her son incubated. Eggs from Sainsbury’s. Organic eggs, out of a refrigerator, intended for cracking into a frying pan. BEGAT LIFE. Well she’s written about the [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

TIME TRAVEL IS REAL

Yeah yeah I know I’m late to this. But HOLY SHIZ, people! The woman’s on a mobile phone! In 1928!

Categories: History

Lucky Shine

Oh wow: First Ever Photograph of a Human Being That’s so cool.

Categories: History

Blogger Displays Rightness Of Thought

Mmm: Wheat & Weeds – Could Be Anybody Isn’t NPR hiring?

Categories: War and Peace

Oh Why Won’t Somebody Think of the Lockpickers!

Chris Christie is impatient:

Categories: Politics

ME TOO

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Categories: Catblogging

A Drunk’s Logic

South Dakota’s started a “24/7 Sobriety Program” that seems to be working well and is being copied all over the place. It makes people come in for twice-daily breath tests, wherein you actually have to show up, in person, every 12 hours, to prove you haven’t been tying one on (or making your 9-year-old get [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLII

The LOOK on that man’s FACE. Curtsy: RC2.

Categories: Politics

Of Flags and Fruit Baskets

I went into the office today finally to claim a desk. Peter went in for his first day of work and came home with a small goody bag. Apparently there’s a whole fruit stand on his desk but I’m not cool enough to see yet. He’s having a team lunch tomorrow, see. :( Then the [...]

Categories: Wildcard

And Now I’m Sick

Honest to God. In the meantime, clear your calendars and read this blog/webcomic/thing: Hyperbole and a Half. SERIOUSLY.

Categories: People and Current Events

And Now: Baseball

(A passing mention about Stephen Hawking in a newspaper column made me Wiki him to see if there are any photos of him before he got sick which made me read up on his illness which made me read up on Lou Gehrig. Gawd I lurve Wiki.) Apropos of nothing at all, here’s the equivalent [...]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Not Irony

Irony: “a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.” Not irony: National Post – Centre refuses to host Steyn lecture on free speech Ironically, Mr. Lawton said, Mr. Steyn’s talk will explore his familiar themes of Muslims and free speech. London [...]

Categories: People and Current Events