Bad Idea: Swimming with Sharks February 28th, 2008 @ 1:51 pm PST
“I would never had done any of this if I thought there would have been an accident.” Jim Abernethy, Scuba Adventures Right. Of course. You’re just dumping bloody fish chunks into the ocean and then letting people swim with really aggressive sharks. What could possibly go wrong?
Elevator Idiots February 19th, 2008 @ 8:32 am PST
There is an elevator in my building. It is often broken. It is often being repaired. The most recent time it was “fixed”, the brainiacs that run the building installed a new, helpful sign. The sign reads, “In the event the elevator becomes inoperable, do not become alarmed. Press the red ‘Alarm’ button.” Let’s ignore […]
The Blind Side February 19th, 2008 @ 7:10 am PST
My friend Andy loaned me the latest Michael Lewis book, The Blind Side, last week. (I seem to remember reading an excerpt from it in Sports Illustrated earlier this year.) It’s a great look at the high school / college football recruiting process in the SEC. The author does an excellent job of jumping between […]
Are you sure you want to exit? February 13th, 2008 @ 7:55 am PST
In which I rant about bad software
Once in a Lifetime February 12th, 2008 @ 11:17 am PST
Let’s get serious here. What’s better than Kermit the Frog singing the Talking Heads “Once in a Lifetime“? I can’t think of anything.
Disappointing Food February 12th, 2008 @ 9:16 am PST
Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality
Not That Furmaliar February 11th, 2008 @ 6:43 am PST
To the political analyst who discussed Obama’s campaign this morning on NPR: I’m sorry to say that you lost whatever shred of credibility you had the moment you said that something was furmaliar. Nothing is furmaliar. Lots and lots of things are familiar. There is no r in the middle of that word. It’s not […]
A Saturday Night Memorial February 10th, 2008 @ 9:36 pm PST
One of my wife’s friends died a few weeks ago. He was only 41, a manager in the music industry, and he had battled cancer for a long time. His wife held a memorial service — a Catholic mass — on Saturday night, and hundreds of people attended. The mass was held at a smallish […]
Stop Being Broken February 7th, 2008 @ 8:38 pm PST
My buddy Bry has a brilliant new site: Stop Being Broken! (The exclamation point is not part of the site’s name, although I think it should be.) I’m not just saying that because I have repeatedly asked him for favors, eaten food with him, and met his wife. It’s seriously really good. Check it out!
Big News for Men Named Dave February 4th, 2008 @ 4:07 pm PST
In other news: Dave Davidson was the author of the study.