Wednesday, March 31, 2010

10 rules for dealing with police video from cato.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

we get out of the study tomorrow morning. one of these is me (i'm the one in the funny hat)

My friend jamie goldstein died of breast cancer a few weeks ago after years of fighting it. That pink ribbon stuff wasn't personal to me before.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

robert caro talks about lbj
a documentary on caro. what i haven't found yet is the part, if any, where caro explains the 1964 civil rights act. i might have to wait for the book, 2012-2013ish.
Right now my internet connection is so slow I can't watch these, and it's frustrating.

Monday, March 22, 2010

pirates and blimps, oh my. from ghastly. i'll find the link here somewhere later.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

The are no black swans... or black penguins.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Pi Day. I'm having blueberry.

Banksy movie, exit through the gift shop, playing in UK. This video isn't the movie, but it's about it.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Friday, March 12, 2010

Scalia or the Tiger.
And in a metaphor tied to the maturation of certain creatures that somehow seems apt as we today celebrate his 74th year, Scalia continued, “Some creatures that seem pleasant and tractable in their infancy – tiger cubs, for example – are better abandoned when they reach their full natural development.

(the lady or the tiger story)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Monday, March 08, 2010

ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan


Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain.

Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker.

The ID card plan is one of several steps advocates of an immigration overhaul are taking to address concerns that have defeated similar bills in the past.

The uphill effort to pass a bill is being led by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), ....

Sunday, March 07, 2010

ebert tweets the oscars: "Shortest Oscar story in history: ( ! > $ )"

words for the day: acutarian. they dont eat cute things.
Tremendomeatatarianism. they don't eat meat unless it's exeptionally tasty.
via marginal revolutions, which has this in its markets in everything department.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

mamas and papas, dancing bear.

in with the in crowd, sesame street version. I'm not sure this is the same one I'm remembering; i thought i saw sesame street doing the song i know as a mamas and papas tune but boingboing says is a sam the sham song. roxy music version. bryan ferry version. highland cattle version. mama cass station at last.fm. (ok, the mamas and papas one is "in crowd", sam's is the out crowd, sesame street put them together.
Unrelated in crowd song by Nellie McKay at Ted conference. speaking of the ted conference, I haven't linked to moot's talk there last month yet. Plan to edit this post when i find it. Nellie is singing in the style of Blossom Dearie. Here she is doing someone to watch over me.
Nellie McKay the very thought of you

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

movies at hulu. lots of commercials.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/66108/the-bishops-wife cary grant movie i don't know

and a new kickass clip

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

karate kid remake w jaden smith. trailer.




transcript of oral argument in today's second amendment case. it looks good for our side. one first street blog.

german ukelele music, of course.
same guy coving a depeche mode song, people are people.
guacamole ukelele song, original, parody, sweeps the nation,
obligatory jake shimabukuro, let's dance.

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