Because he likes golf?

December 30, 2009

Seriously? There are plenty of legitimate reasons to disagree with or even dislike (politically) our current president. But the number of ridiculous reasons keeps growing.

  • Because his middle name is Hussein
  • Because he knows what a fist-bump is
  • Because whack jobs think he was born somewhere other than Hawaii

The latest reason? Because he likes golf. Are you kidding me? And this is coming from the left. With friends like this…

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Stupid Media

December 30, 2009

One of the things I hate about most media (print, online, whatever) is that the people who write the articles don’t write the headlines. I can’t even count the number of times that an article has completely contradicted the article.

It’s especially bad with any article discussing science, because the headline writers typically don’t understand the article. But here’s a perfect example in the sports world.

On msnbc.com, there’s a headline, Gasol is more valuable to Lakers than Kobe. And in the article itself there is this paragraph:

One could make the argument that Gasol is just as important to this team as Bryant is. One would lose the argument, sure, but the fact it even could be made is revealing.

Can we be logically consistent for more than a paragraph please?


A Photo Essay

December 26, 2009

Danielle got a real camera for Christmas.

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And she got a skateboard

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And a stuffed Jaguar

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And a sign for her door

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But her favorites are clearly the skateboard

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And the camera

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Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year…


Bloomberg Opens Up City Data

December 23, 2009

I missed this when it first happened back in October. Mayor Bloomberg opened up 170 city data sets to public application developers and sponsored a competition to see who could come up with the best app.

How cool is that?

There are a ton of apps that hit the NYC Restaurant Inspection results. I recommend not using these apps before you visit your favorite restaurant. Sometimes it’s better not to know…

There’s an amusing broken parking meter iPhone app. You are legally allowed to park at a broken meter for an hour, so this helpful app helps you find one.

And here’s a fascinating page showing home price statistics over time.

Open up the data, let developers at it and interesting things will result…


Happy Winter Solstice

December 21, 2009

OK, I lied. Another post before Christmas. But only because this post amused me. First of all, I didn’t realize the sunrise/sunset part (apparently the earliest sunset in Brooklyn happened on December 9th this year). And second, I laughed at the eggs standing on end reference. If you understand what he’s talking about, then you are a science geek like me…


Happy Holidays

December 21, 2009

Under the assumption that between now and Christmas I’m unlike to post anything, I’d like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and if it applies, a very merry Christmas.

Sometimes in the stress of the season, we forget what it’s all about…

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NFL.com Live Sucks

December 19, 2009

I can only assume that the NFL is still pushing to get the NFL Network on more cable lineups. So they don’t want watching a game on NFL.com/live to be actually satisfying, otherwise you might not care if you have NFL Network.

I have the evil Time Warner Cable network who refuses to give in to the NFL so I don’t get the NFL Network. I’ve followed the NFL’s demands here, and for once I have to agree with Time Warner. Saints/Cowboys is a pretty good game so I’m watching it online.

But NFL.com doesn’t even try to show the whole game. They randomly cut away from live action to go to lame-ass commentators in the studio. Hello? Live football going on. Show it.

Seriously, this is so lame. I’m assuming these stupid talking heads are what you get on the NFL Network. This is supposed to make me want the channel? Please, show the damn game…