An interesting graph comparing the early 80s to today in terms of key economic metrics. Unemployment has been rising, but it’s still lower than in the 80s. I shudder to think about buying a home at 18% interest. Egads. My… Read moreWoe is us
Dan Farber provides some sage advice about weathering the downturn: Reading The Wall Street Journal and watching CNBC lately can drive a person (namely me) to drink. Which is fun, but beyond answering the question, “Which scotch will I drink?”… Read moreYou & The Recession
From the man who wrote Liar’s Poker, a story about the people who managed to profit from the insanity of Wall Street bankers.
I like experimenting with different “to do” management systems, and I’ve been using RememberTheMilk.com extensively for the last couple of weeks. As I’ve mastered the “quick keys”, i’ve found RTM to be easier and easier to use. Since I have… Read moreRemember The Milk
I finally got around to watching this. It is by far the most gratuitously violent and ridiculous film I’ve seen in a very long time. Which is not to say it is not fun. Desperado comes to mind as the… Read moreShoot Em Up
Interpret your myers-briggs personality type from your blog.. I have two blogs – this one and Indefinite Articles. This one shows up as ‘INTP’, which matches me, personality-wise. Indefinite Articles comes up as ‘ENTJ’, which means its basically more assertive.
The only thing that would make this parody better is if Mr. Galt flew back to washington in his solid-gold jet at the end to beg for a bailout.
Hat Tip: “Watts up with that?” By entering realistic estimates of stocks of black carbon in soil from two Australian savannas into a computer model that calculates carbon dioxide release from soil, the researchers found that carbon dioxide emissions from… Read moreThings I did not know earlier this morning
Doctor Who makes the pages of Cake Wrecks
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf stream and he had gone 84 days now without taking a fish. 9 Comments » 1. Dude,… Read moreIf classic Lit was written in the Internet Age – The Old Man and the Sea
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy. 4 Comments » 1. Peter is a dick! Comment by wat 2. OMFG, why should I… Read moreIf classic Lit – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White Where’s Papa going with that ax?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast. 4 Comments » 1. He’s going to kill you and your mama too, bitch! Comment by… Read moreIf classic Lit… Charlotte’s Web
Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller I am living at the Villa Borghese. There is not a crumb of dirt anywhere nor a chair misplaced. We are alone here and we are dead. 4 Comments » 1. ZOMG! Brains! Brains!… Read moreIf classic Lit… Tropic Of Cancer
Go Tell It to the Mountain – James Baldwin Everyone had always said that John would be a preacher when he grew up, just like his father. 4 Comments » 1. Instead, he grew up gay. Like this writer. Comment… Read moreIf classic lit… Go Tell It To The Mountain
Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter. 7 Comments » 1. WTF! I have to buy another… Read moreIf classic lit … Huckleberry Finn
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the… Read moreIf classic literature was written in the Internet Age – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was… Read moreIf classic literature was written in the Internet age – Tale of Two Cities
1984, by George Orwell It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen 19 Comments » 1. WTF! Clocks do not strike 13, you f&%king N00B! Comment by wat 2. lol, what the hell is… Read moreIf classic literature was written in the Internet Age – 1984