Monthly Archives: May 2012

Double-Necked Guitar

Speaks for itself: Rush backstage.

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Too Much Pizza

If you saw the ads for Taco Town on SNL, this won’t be anything new to you. But if you didn’t, you might enjoy this over-the-top pizza ad (via vanderleun). (Sadly, the language in that ad is NSFW. It’s a … Continue reading

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Tab Sweep

Charles Murray talking to Reason Magazine about his book Coming Apart. (My link is to a point 20 minutes in that I found compelling.) The Institute for Justice asks if you should need the government’s permission to work? A dozen … Continue reading

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Reading is Probably Good

What’s with this poster? Is it supposed to encourage kids to read? Then why talk to their parents (“your kids on books”)? Is there anything that would turn kids off quicker than telling them their parents want them to do … Continue reading

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Alaska Note: Exxon Valdez Still Around

The Exxon Valdez (now known as the Oriental Nicety) is still around. It was headed to Gujarat, India, to be broken up. That’s on hold while the authorities determine whether it contains toxic materials. The Amoco Cadiz avoided this fate … Continue reading

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Brain and Brain. What is Brain?

A new hypothesis says that humans are so clever because our brain cells are the result of a copying error, or, really two copying errors: The second, more recent, duplication seems to be incomplete, with only part of the gene … Continue reading

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Do It to Julia

The Obama campaign introduced a new message showing how Obama policies—interestingly, they’re calling the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” now—have benefitted an everywoman they call “Julia.” Good luck finding it on the website. Julia seems to have been disappeared, probably because … Continue reading

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Out for a Jog

News reports say that even a little jogging can make your life longer. Except if you do it on a street in Saudi Arabia, as this bird found out: I don’t know precisely where in Saudi Arabia this video was … Continue reading

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Useful Tools

Since I’ve been setting up a new computer, I’ve had the opportunity to think about the apps I use. I don’t have time or energy to put together a comprehensive list, but here are a few of my “can’t-live-with-them” apps. … Continue reading

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