Close to perfect: Collings Guitars makes some of the most coveted musical instruments in the world April 30, 2011 "Prom" and the bland, creeping evil of girl culture April 29, 2011 – Yeah. I guess they started calling it just “prom” sometime after my high school days. The use of “the” is another one of the language hills I continue to defend. Texas whine: Why does Obama love Alabama more? April 29, 2011
Month: April 2011
What Washington Does All Day April 29, 2011 This Tech Bubble Is Different – BusinessWeek April 29, 2011 – This gets to the heart of my skepticism about social media. What are we building? Why are the most celebrated entrepreneurs and smartest tech people making so little that is of real value? The Evolution of a Movie Geek April 29, 2011
Proposed Congressional Map Angers Democrats April 28, 2011 – What really makes me angry is the degree to which journalists accept the partisan nature of redistricting. Much of the reporting on the issue centers on how legislators protect incumbents, and which party is angry at the other. The assumption is always that this is OK. Journalists should routinely be asking why a gerrymandered, community-dividing map is acceptable, and why it is OK to consider the…
Apple Using Location Data To Prep Traffic Service April 27, 2011 – I don’t drive an automobile. Two things:The traffic data is gonna include my sidewalk travel and pedestrian shortcuts. And since I don’t drive, I think I would like to opt out of data collection, please. White iPhone 4 Release Announced–Finally April 27, 2011 – Did anyone actually wait to buy an iPhone until the white one “finally” arrived? This is me yawning. YouTube…
Facebook Launches Deals in Austin Today April 26, 2011 – Oh, that’s what that Close box I clicked was all about. I didn’t even read the dang thing. Reports of typewriterâ€™s death are premature April 26, 2011 Bus driver who refused to bring women to Planned Parenthood gets $21K in settlement April 25, 2011 – I’m sure that talk radio, which always enjoys a good outrageous lawsuit verdict, will be all over this. No I’m…
'Jersey Shore' Producer Casting New Series in Austin April 25, 2011 – I’ve never seen Jersey Shore, but based on what I’ve heard, and on this article, I do not welcome the conversations I’ll be forced to have about Austin’s youth, once this show airs.
The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science | Mother Jones April 24, 2011 – This is a more in-depth look at the idea of confirmation bias that folks were passing around awhile back. And or course, the irony of the source, and its presumed liberal slant, will not be lost on some.
Hitler gets to Franklin Barbecue a little late April 22, 2011 Gastro Lab: What other foods can Thin Mints be used with (VIDEO)? April 22, 2011 – I watched this in hopes that I could recommend it to you. But I can not. Think, appalling food combinations and senseless waste of food. OK, appalling may be a bit strong. My basic reaction; YUCK! Michael Sarrazin 1940-2011 April 21, 2011
Governor Perry Ask Texans to Pray for Rain April 21, 2011 – I think he got the idea from the Georgia governor. While I’m at it, I’ll be praying for fair and nonpartisan redistricting, and a solution to the budget crisis that funds public education.
Classic Film Ringtones April 20, 2011 – I made my own, but found this version online. It’s from The Thin Man. http://www.hark.com/clips/qlkdtmhhmc-cocktail This would be my second choice http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7nu6v_carioca-flying-down-to-rio-le-film_shortfilms