Thursday, August 07, 2008

How to answer a pollster

In the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Greenberg has a profound suggestion of how to respond to political pollsters. Namely, LIE! He suggests that polls are so consistently inaccurate that a little push, namely dishonest respondents, could just kill them off all together.

So, whenever a pollster calls, tell them you are voting for Bob Barr. Really screw up the system. Make it a game, see if you can dumbfound the dithering heads on the TV. It could be fun.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Skip Carey RIP

It was announced that Skip Carey, the voice of the Atlanta Braves for all of my formative years, passed away today. For practically all of my life watching the Braves and listening to Skip and Pete Van Wieren and for many years Ernie Johnson Sr. was a daily experience between April and September. Back then, the Braves were so bad that it was truly comical.

That Skip and the rest of the gang have never been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame is a travesty and a sign of how the baseball establishment is so dominated by the annoying teams in New York and Boston.

Skip will be missed. The crews today are so inferior and yet it is all we have left.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Life and death of external harddrives

I have a Cavalry external hard drive that I had been using as my data backup which just inexplicably up and died last week. Very Annoying.

I was unsure what I would do to replace it but now I may have my answer. Thanks to Popular Mechanics which is one of the coolest outfits around.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

It is a sad, sad day.

We should all now mourn. Will this kind of genius ever be found again?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thought Leaders Unite

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


This is far to true.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Congressional spending

I saw part of a speech by Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn on C-Span 2 last evening in which he decried wasteful government spending, rampant fraud and abuse in government programs, and earmarks writ large. An interesting speech, the text of which is available via Thomas at the link above. Coburn is many things and not all of them positive, but he is a man of conviction and seems truly dedicated to cutting government spending.