Sunday, June 29, 2008

Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell

Every Wednesday night this summer, starting July 9. 

Saturday, June 28, 2008

No Women Allowed Among Arizona's Elite

Or, John McCain and the Phoenix Country Club. A nice little analogy to George Bush and Bob Jones University. 

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

NYTimes Headline: Justices Rule for Individual Gun Rights.

Our Question: If everyone has the right to carry a gun and shoot someone with it for self-defense in the home or otherwise, how is it a crime to shoot someone?

Follow-up Question: How can we put someone to death for exercising said right?


EverNote--scrapbook/notebook/external brain. Like OneNote, but available over the web, on your desktop, and on your iPhone (as soon as we get one, that is).

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3 Available, Too!

Probably matters more than the game--esp. since the game didn't load up on our machine--but Firefox 3 is up and running. If you still use IE, STOP!

Spore demo available

This new game looks really cool--you play as a creature that evolves out of a single-celled thing in a primordial puddle and, if you play well, end up ruling the universe.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Dumbest Money-Saving Tip Ever

Put your credit card in a block of ice. Anybody out there who does this is an idiot.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Not entirely sure how to describe this. Nor are we sure what to do with it. But it is worth seeing, because, well, what else should you do with the Internet? via Fimoculous.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tim Russert, RIP

Blogging the untimely death of the last American journalist worth watching on network TV at NYTimes.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Antique Science Books at Auction

Slide show of the hot stuff from NYTimes.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Phone Sex Operators

from The Morning News. The vegan fetish story on page 6 is hella funny.

Font Fetish

For people with way too much time on your hands: FontStruct.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ana Marie Cox on Hillary Clinton

Divided She Fell:

Hillary Clinton’s 1998 invocation of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” put her squarely among those Richard Hofstadter classified as practitioners of the “paranoid style of American politics,” those for whom “what is at stake is always a conflict between absolute good and absolute evil, what is necessary is not compromise but the will to fight things out to a finish.”

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Why Obama is Cool

Small-town reporter takes a young lady to an Obama press rally, where Obama makes innocent fun of the guy's babyface. Young lady laughs at the joke, which Small-town thinks is why she left him (the babyface might have something to do with it, or maybe she wisened up about the world, but if that is what he wants to tell himself, fine). Small-town demands apology. MoJo has mp3 of the Obama's on-radio phone call: "I'm sorry for messing up your game."*

*If you can't tell, we have doubts that reporters in McDonough, GA, hitting on "sweet young" newspaper interns have game.

On Drinking.

An alcoholic, as we understand the term, is a person who drinks more than their doctor.

Kingsley Amis has some less medical thoughts on the benefits of alcohol, pointing out that wherever there is spoken language, there is drink.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Musopen: Public Domain Classics

Musopen is both a library of classical sheet music and user-supported recordings/performances of classics. If there is something you want them to add, contribute a couple bucks to the cause and, when site users have raised the dough, they'll hire someone to record it.