Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Senate Dems to Blago: "Hold on there!"

Senate Dems will not seat Blago appointee.

Good for them. It would have been easy just to let another Dem in the caucus while things sort themselves out. This feels like the exact correct thing to do.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Top 10 Science Centers (well, 25, anyway)

My family goes to 3 different science centers on a semi-regular basis: Ithaca, Allentown, and Cleveland. I'm not sure what it means that none of them are in the top 25, according to Parents.com.

We've been to the Liberty Science Center (#4) at least!

Very funny ads

My wife and I saw TBS' Very Funny Ads of 2008 last night. About what you'd expect--very lame bits by Kevin Nealon with some very good ads. Our favorite was this one.

Funny graffiti humor

Some of these took a few seconds to click in.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Regret the Error's year-end roundup

I love the web site Regret the Error. Their year-end roundup is pretty good, but this image in particular was pretty good:

Whiny billionaire grandaughter has to make due on $40K...

In case is isn't clear to her, $40K a year for an artist would put her in in the top half of income for a full-time artist.

Given the state of the economy, there are many people who would be pleased to be making $40K/year without dependents or real health care costs.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dubai hotel to cool their beach

Such a huge expression of the super-rich in the wake of auto company failures here in the States is a bit staggering. I understand that Dubai is just that way, and I suppose if I had a small country that took in way more than it needed I'd probably be putting in indoor ski mountains in the middle of the desert, too.

I hope I'm not coming across as jealous (I'm really not). The gap between the super rich and poor (or even the moderate) is most accutely felt when normal people are really struggling to stay afloat.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dealing with global warming skeptics

First, make sure you aren't dealing with a global warming denier. A skeptic is someone who is at least open to the argument. Global warming has, on account of the Right's pervasive and ongoing anti-intellectualism, caused many otherwise-thinking people the belief that "opinion," "theory," and "fact" as being interchangible. They aren't.

Here are some arguments to help in fighting the good fight.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008