Saturday, January 07, 2006

 

Start Your Engines: It's Detroit Auto Show Time!

Events' Annualized Economic Impact

Summer Olympics $700 million
NAIAS* $580 million
Daytona 500* $554 million
Super Bowl XXXVII $367 million
Indianapolis 500* $336.6 million
New York International Auto Show* $187 million
Ryder Cup $114 million
Oscars* $63 million
Kentucky Derby* $53 million
Major League Baseball All-Star Game $52.5 million
World Series* $40 million
*Estimated annual economic impact.

Official Site

MSN

NYT

 

"Inadvertant fathering while on a break"


 

Starbucks Economics


"Here's a little secret that Starbucks doesn't want you to know: They will serve you a better, stronger cappuccino
if you want one, and they will charge you less for it. Ask for it in any Starbucks and the barista will comply without 
batting an eye. The puzzle is to work out why."

http://www.slate.com/id/2133754/


 

News from the North, January 7

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=0334fbfc-5c7b-4a50-b09b-1d4916fa4600&k=45269

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/story.html?id=9eeeec46-a4cc-4f35-973a-5ea4a479ee63&k=4896

"I don't even have to go down that road, and you guys should check yourself about asking me that," Mitchell said testily. "When you walk away from the scrum,
you ask yourself what you asked me, where it's coming from, and then you tell me are you really asking me a proper question. And that's all I'm gonna say."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20060107/RAPTORS07E/TPSports/Basketball


Friday, January 06, 2006

 

Let's see whether this Bill Clinton story has legs


 

Veronica Mars

I know that Veronica Mars is a TV show (Link)

but an awful lot of folks with secrets can't wait to share them with her:

http://www.tellveronicamars.com/index.html

Tell Veronica Mars

 

Retail: Promising new comic strip



Click on title above to be taken to the comic's daily site.

Article about its creator:

Fueti

 

The Trademark Terrorist

One of many instances where I don't know whether to laugh or cry.



Click on images to read:



You can buy t-shirts with logos such as these:
Logos


Partial list of "licensed word marks" for whuch you may get sued:
Word Marks


New York Times:
NYT

 

Most bloggers are ...

Gaping Void

 

Her site is much more creative than mine


Alana's Bananas

 

Rare opportunity (too late)


eBay

 

Role reversal?

Cathy

 

The best comic strip

Zits

 

Microsoft censors Chinese blogs

RConversation

 

Bad ligaments (but no-wait MRIs)

Click on image to read.


 

News from the North, January 6





 

What happened to English teachers?

Click on image to read.


Thursday, January 05, 2006

 

But things could be worse

Todays Home & Garden News

 

I think I got a ways to go


Weblog Awards

 

And from the left


Just ain't right

 

OK, let's add some political opinion from the right


Abramoff is NOT a Republican

 

Blingo: Win prizes while searching Google

I have no intention of doing this, but I wanted to test my new trick for opening a link in a new window.

Blingo

 

Adjust your TV

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/05/technology/circuits/05basics.html/

 

So now where will we go to hear Wayne Newton?


http://www.klas-tv.com/global/story.asp?s=4319566&ClientType=Printable/
http://www.klas-tv.com/global/story.asp?s=4320696&ClientType=Printable/

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

 

NYT on evolutionary trends in suburban homes

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/02/business/02house.html?pagewanted=all/

 

Recent photo of me



(Creative Commons licence; photo by Paul Jones, pmj104.com)

 

Brilliant film; we saw it the other night

Good Night, and Good Luck

http://wip.warnerbros.com/goodnightgoodluck/

 

January 4 stuff

"A ton of useful information about screenwriting" in a blog:

http://johnaugust.com/

A NYT article about "Macaroni and Lots of Cheese":

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/04/dining/04wint.html?incamp=article_popular&pagewanted=all

A friendly warning from Pete Townshend:

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/01/04/D8ETS6S00.html

Staci did a much better job of communicating that:

http://worldofstaci.blogspot.com/2006/01/pete-townshend-warning-for-ipod-users.html

 

Some December stuff 1

"Truly inspired" baby names for 2005

http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/pregnancy/babynaming/1459673.html

 

Some December stuff 2

Popular baby names for 2005

http://www.babycenter.com/general/babynaming/pregnancy/1459677.html

 

Some December stuff 3

Behave when you fly

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/12/30/ncrusoe30.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/12/30/ixportal.html

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