Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This is how I learn Ground Zero is no longer a hole in the ground

I live a half mile away (across the Hudson) and the first way I learn that it's no longer a crab hole is that a Subway (no pun intended) is going up (literally) on site.



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Friday, December 25, 2009

A security kludge I can get behind

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Well... it's not like you can steal it until you've used it up...

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Eager dandelions

It seems like the results of Slate's Write Like Sarah Palin contest are in (out?).  I didn't make the cut, but I still like my entry:

“As I looked out on the standing-room-only crowd at the state fair rally, their faces lit in the afternoon sun like eager dandelions, I thought of my common-sense ideas, wafting at them from the PA system like a gentle zephyr, blowing through their minds and spreading the seeds of small-government reform throughout our great land.”


But I have to take off my shoes to get on the plane, myself

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The Olympic flame sits across six seats on a plane as it is separated into six different miners' lanterns before leaving Athens, Greece, bound for Canada, on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

(link goes to more-than-complete set of photos of the Flame being relayed....)

Something I may or may not recommend depending on which ad is shown: