“I have the theory that news is now driven not by editors who know anything,” the comedian and commentator Bill Maher recently observed. “I think it’s driven by people who are” slacking off at work and “surfing the Internet.” He added, “It’s like a country run by ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos.’ ” NYTimes: Texts Without
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Homer Every Day from Noah K. on Vimeo. NPR has a nice segment about why we perceive time differently as we age.
I watched four movies this week in airplanes; The Time Traveler’s Wife, District 9, All About Steve & Love Happens. Two of those movies were pretty good. You can guess which ones I liked. None of them were any good compared with the movie I saw tonight – Gran Torino.
The Crystal Skull from The British Museum 1a, originally uploaded by Y-Not ?. The movie was ok. Some parts were good old fashioned blockbuster summer fun. The ending left me feeling like somehow there had been a collision in the elevator between the Indiana Jones screenwriter and the X-Files screenwriter. When they bent down to
I listened to the new “Counting Crows” album almost all day Friday and Saturday. It’s a good solid album. I was looking for more from them. This album didn’t really break any new ground. I was hoping for a bigger reinvigoration of their sound. I didn’t get it, but there are still some great songs
The U.S. Congress would never consider a proposal to add a “[7 day love vacation](http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Finnish+Parliament+debates+proposal+for+love+vacations+/1135234799696)” where everyone is encouraged to “devote themselves to each other “both at an erotic and emotional level””. A member of the Finnish parliament, Tommy Tabermann, proposed this recently to the Eduskunta. The proposal was debated and sent to committee for
I had been in Darjeeling for days and hadn’t seen any sign of the mountains surrounding the village. The next morning I was going to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. I had been told I had a 20% chance of seeing Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world from the vantage point on
Here is a summary of what I learned from my latest sales on Ebay. All of these items below are obvious to most people I think. Make sure you have those neat little USPS flat rate boxes. Make sure things fit in those neat little USPS flat rate boxes. I need a postal scale. The
According to the Electoral Compass, it tends to reason I don’t like any of the candidates since none of them align with my political beliefs.