Friday, December 17, 2004

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

The World's Best Composition I Student

I always enjoy Malcolm Gladwell's pieces, and his output is amazing. One article after another on all kinds of stuff: SUV safety, ketchup, intellectual property . . . he's all over the map. Now I see he's got an essay subtitled "Mammography, air power, and the limits of looking." It was pretty good.

Still, I can't shake the impression that I'm reading the work of someone who has cooked up a long list of topics guaranteed to please his teacher. There's an air of "glorified research paper" about his work.

I wish I could do it half as well.

via kottke Demented Donald Duck ride.

The caption is perfect.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Outstripping the master

I tend to read more Ask MetaFilter than the venerable MotherShip (mixing metaphors, now). It's nice to have questions instead of rhetoric. The signal to noise ratio seems a lot higher.


Oops. Accidentally posted here instead of 'interact'. But, just in case you're feed reader got you all excited, I'll give you another one I found in the drafts.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Has Bin Laden just handed the election to Bush?

Terror fears usually favour the incumbant and in such a closely contested race that could be just enough to get him over the line. Of course this Return of the Phantom should also remind people about what a bad job the President has actually done in fighting Al Qaeda.

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Bush famously said that he "doesn't do nuance". How about the American electorate?

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Monday, October 11, 2004

Not my promised flying car but nevertheless a certifiable piece from my Jetsons future.

Consequently, I have an irrational desire to own one of these.

Monday, October 04, 2004


There was an entire Jeopardy! category devoted to blogs? Did any of you all catch this? Is it real? Wow.