August 30th, 2008

Rock Star

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First and foremost, happy birthday safetypup!

Thrilling Two-Fisted Tales of Commuters Observed:

As noted earlier, we've been taking a couple cabs these days. On Tuesday, we had a real character for our cabbie. Quiet guy, African immigrant, judging by the accent. But it was a trip, sitting in traffic while taking Z. to school, and listening to this guy sort of hum, sort of sing through "Landslide," "Had A Bad Day," and "Let's Hear It For The Boys." And pretty much every song on the radio. I was trying hard not to crack up.

News

lots of good reading today

No, seriously, Bush wants to declare a permanent war on terror. Oh, and speaking of 1984, I don't know how I missed this amusing tidbit last week.

American domination of the internet is slipping, which will have interesting consequences.

Palin is a risky choice for McCain.

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Shedding light on dark matter.

The success of Battlestar Galactica shows the flaws in the TV ratings system.