Monthly Archives: February 2009

Volcanos

Though I loved the Muppets growing up, I was terrified of the muppet Crazy Larry. I had a storybook where he used dynamite to set off a volcano. I remember having an anxiety freak out – I kept asking my … Continue reading

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VMT

I don’t get the Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax. Let’s assume we want to tax auto travel because there are costs not captured by the act of buying gasoline: (a) the burning of a gallon gas releases carbon, which contributes … Continue reading

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I trust men with the name Maynard.

I hate getting into discussions about the stimulus with friends and co-workers, because at the end of the day, if there was a line item that said “dig holes” and another line item that said “fill holes”, I’d be pretty … Continue reading

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Formulas

My boss, who sits behind me, is in charge of dealing with issues related to this equation: I’m being trained into the specifics this quarter to take it over for our team; I am familiar with the equation from when … Continue reading

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No English, No Money.

In honor of that last post, I am going to post this video of Shellac playing II Porno Star. Because I wanted that to play after the national anthem, right around the time we could hear sad noises coming from … Continue reading

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USA Mottos

Freakonomics’ Blog wants a new six word motto for the USA. I’ve been wanting to blog this story for a while. So I was at a dive bar at last call. Now I’ve been know to enjoy an afterhours party … Continue reading

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Abortion and Polite Liberal Dudes

So this article, “Why Are Even Smart, Liberal Men Freaked Out by Abortion?”, is circulating around. Apparatchicks says the tone undermines the whole pro-choice movement. (The comments to the original post explode with all kinds of big reactions.) What follows … Continue reading

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GOP Futures, 1

It’s a shame that David Frum has been exiled from USA commentary corners. From what I understand he’s left the National Review after criticizing Sarah Palin, and is currently involved with some Canadian projects (where he is from). These two … Continue reading

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Your World in Pictures

San Francisco people protesting the opening of an American Apparel store in The Mission neighborhood. “Are you being sarcastic?” “I don’t even know anymore.” Story: Klingon sword used in two Colorado Springs heists. A man wielding a “Star Trek Klingon-type … Continue reading

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