Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Local politics

I watched part of a DeKalb County budget meeting. You should have no trouble guessing how exciting it was. But apparently nobody likes taxes.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My letter to NBC

I just sent my two cents to NBC:

Dear NBC,

Your coverage of Nodar Kumaritashvili's death was shameful. I agree that the story of his tragic accident was newsworthy, and I appreciated the tributes that were paid to him throughout the Opening Ceremonies. However, there was absolutely no need to show the actual impact, or his bloodied face. Your coverage was cheap and grotesque. Please do not rebroadcast the footage of Mr. Kumaritashvili's tragic death. Let the Olympics be a celebration of human spirit, even if that celebration is sometimes somber.


We (Atlanta) never get snow like this.

Anything at your place, Paul?

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Friday, February 12, 2010

The Bleat PSA

James Lileks puts thoughts into prose perfectly:

Pounded flat as a tin sheet tonight, and short with my daughter, which always gives me pangs of instant regret. Never, ever take out your mood on your family. It’s the easiest thing to do and the least forgivable; they’re the ones to whom you owe your best self. The fact that they’re closest obligates you to be extra careful.

I confess I can't really decipher the source of his troubles the last few days, but this passage has stuck with me. Your family deserves your best.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Incredible aerial photos just released.

Click on the photo to go to the story.

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Another decision chart

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Healthcare reform: SOLVED

We're constantly told that 45,000 people a year die due to no health insurance.

The answer is easier than you may think.

I'm estimating we can buy enough aspirin to cover this plague for well under 1 million.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010


Paul, take a look at Tumblr. I'm thinking of moving the blog over there for those once a month posts. Looks a little cooler than blogger.

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