Archive for October, 2008



Friday, October 31st, 2008

If you haven’t been keeping up, Velociman wrote this screed which Sully and other idiots linked to, resulting in a morass of idiotic comments which proved the point he was trying to make. Velociman finally has a response up, and it’s truly a work of art, a masterpiece of the English language that everyone should read.

I’m truly honored to be on that man’s blogroll.


Help Amber Tozer

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Amber Tozer has been hurting. If you like her comedy or her blog, or just feel like helping a friend of a friend, visit her blog and hit the donate button.



Battle of The Planets

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Presented by Sandy Frank and Seven Zark Seven:


My Name Is Karen

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

My name is Karen. What am I talking about? It’ll be fun to find out…


I Can Walk like A Penguin!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008


A Snack That Is A Winner

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

And yet won’t spoil my dinner:


YouTube On The iPhone

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Like many people I suspect, I wind up finding most of the YouTube videos I watch by means of blogs. Typically, these videos are embedded into these blogs. Even more typically, I come across these blogs by means of Google Reader. And given that YouTube is blocked at work, I more typically have to watch these videos on my iPhone.

To reiterate the progression, it’s iPhone : Google Reader : Blog : YouTube.

So far so good. Whenever I would click on a YouTube link within Google Reader, it would take me to the YouTube app, where I would watch the video.

However, starting today, it no longer does that.

Google appears to have made two changes to their reader application, both questionable. The first one is that when you click through from Reader to go to a blog, it strips the blog down to just the basic blog entry and comments. No background, template, ads or anything. This is ok I suppose in that it makes the page load faster under AT&T’s craptacular so-called 3G network. But it’s still inappropriate for them to redirect from the page I think I’m going to to instead view a stripped down version of said page.

The second thing they do is redirect you from YouTube to a “Mobile YouTube” site, which the iPhone apparently doesn’t recognize. This means that I literally get a web page from YouTube ( telling me that I can’t display the video I’m trying to access. This is unacceptable. Google needs to fix this pronto, or I’m exporting my OPML file and switching to another newsreader.

If anyone else is experiencing similar problems, please let me know.


Entitlements And Voting

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

From Holman Jenkins:

In an interesting piece of work, economist Henning Bohn has forecast the future voting propensities of an aging electorate based on two things: how much in taxes a median voter would expect to pay until retirement, and the present value of his or her expected Social Security and Medicare benefits.

His conclusion: It will make financial sense for the median voter to vote for higher taxes on his remaining working years and on younger people in order to secure his benefits.

If he’s right, Democrats need to say only one thing when running for office — and that’s nothing intelligible about the funding dilemma of the welfare state or the need to address it. Mr. Obama has evidently learned his politics well.

I suppose this makes sense, It’s also why I’m not optimistic about the future of our country right now.

Read Holman Jenkins.


End (Or At Least Reduce) The Corporate Income Tax

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Great video via Radley Balko:

The one point they filed to make was that the corporate income tax only generates 7% of federal revenues. It’s not even very good at what it’s supposed to be doing, which is raising government funds. Certainly the Feds can take a 7% haircut. Moreover that haircut would certainly be made up for if that capital were to be put back into the economy.


Obama Sex???

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

So THAT’S why so many guys are wearing Obama pins around town… If I were single I might have been tempted to look into that.

(via henway)