Yet another good piece on the makings of the economic meltdown. Also, David Rees from Get Your War On knows from death threats, and thinks the AIG folks need to man up.
I somewhat sympathize with this article on the difficulty of dealing with weird CSA vegetables. Though during our CSA years, I think I did a pretty good job coming up with recipes. I quite enjoy bok choy, thanks.
Sports: blah blah blah Ovechkin goal celebration. Sure hope he doesn't get beaten to a pulp tonight.
Lastly, I may actually check out this Josh Freese record now. If I had an extra 20 grand, I would TOTALLY play miniature golf with Maynard from Tool.
Anyone interested in going to a Nats game with me this season, or buying my tickets sometime, should bookmark this.
Some cow-orkers and I are entering a bowl-a-thon for Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area this weekend. Anybody wants to sponsor us for a few bucks, click here. Thankee.
I've attained Pro level in Wii bowling. Somehow I doubt that will carry over to the real thing.
Everyone knows about the national wrath at AIG. Remember, contracts with rich people must be honored, whereas contracts with middle-class or poor people can be voided if necessary.
Said before but worth repeating: I'd rather live in a society that tolerates a few "welfare cheats" than one that callously lets women and children starve.
This item on the biases and trends of people who watch different political talking heads isn't at all surprising, but interesting nonetheless.
Lastly, I expect you all to follow the Name of the Year competition.
WAIT WAIT, I GOT SOMETHING ELSE: I don't read xkcd with regularity, but someone liked to it this morning, so I read back a few. This one hits close to home--I do in fact have dreams in which I realize I didn't go to a class for an entire semester.
Raphael Saadiq, "100 Yard Dash"
Animal Collective, "My Girls"
Friendly Fires, "Skeleton Boy"
Glasvegas, "Go Square Go" (what I want to know: does he win the fight? I'm guessing no.)
The Roots, "Lovely Love My Family"
I have been in far too many meetings this week to have time to surf the web. But I have enjoyed the Jon Stewart vs. Jim Cramer war, culminating in last night's face-to-face. It's amazing how effective this technique is, playing videos of your opponent saying things that are either astonishingly stupid or directly contradicting what they're saying now. I wish news folks would use it more often.
The only other thing I have is this article on altercations at Chuck E. Cheese's. Further proof that one should avoid that place at all costs.
Repeat after me: the over-$250K tax increase is on income over $250K, not your entire income once you hit $250K. So if you say you're going to intentionally cut your income so it's under $250K, you're not only a selfish moron, you're actually costing yourself money. In other government news, it sure is easy to make fun of government-funded programs when you intentionally don't bother to fully understand them.
Good piece on the ethics of foreclosure. Yes, a lot of people should have made more responsible choices when buying a house over the last few years. But let's not pretend the banks and the mortgage lenders had nothing to do with it.
Slacktivist has yet another example of highly selective literal interpretation of the Bible, this time around the nature of Hell. Other silly religious movements: Christian salt, cuz kosher salt apparently sends the wrong message.
I like the idea behind Open That Bottle Night. We have a number of such bottles in the basement; perhaps we'll drink one this weekend.
Once again I am disproportionately pleased that one of my pictures got picked up by a local blog.