Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I just noticed that (little known) trip hop musicians Jazz Klash's tune "The Finale" from their really awesome "Thru the Haze" album quotes a great deal of David Bowie's "Ramona A. Stone" from the equally awesome "Outside" album.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Perfect is the enemy of the good.

Check out Doug Grow's column on Keith Ellison's war authorization/deadline vote.

What worthless bitching. Of course it would be ideal to be out of Iraq asap, but it isn't going to happen that way.

It's too bad some people don't see this as a victory of the antiwar movement rather than a defeat.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

Dan Gilbert is a psychology professor at Harvard, and author of Stumbling on Happiness. In this memorable talk, filmed at TED2004, he demonstrates just how poor we humans are at predicting (or understanding) what will make us happy. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 22:02)

On a related note I got a new iPod today. That DOES make me happy.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

There is an article on the Star Tribune's web site today bringing a new health problem Dick Cheney's suffering from to light. Apparently, he's got a blood clot in his leg.

Do you ever wonder by how much our health care costs will drop when this half dead bastard finally kicks it? That attempted assignation attempt last week in Afghanistan should have been framed as an attempt to reduce health care premiums.