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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Republicans blame Obama for stockmartket losses

Two-thirds of Republicans said they hold Mr Obama responsible for recent share-price falls.

Daily chart from The Economist

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tiny Tetris

A link to the tiniest game of Tetris you will ever play. Below is a screenshot of the game on my desktop screen.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Bill Gates: Save the Planet


Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have committed to spending all $30 billion of their Foundation by the end of 2100. This article from exhorts them to spend it on global climate change, as leading scientists predict we won't have a livable planet by 2100, unless major changes are made in our generation and consumption of energy.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Life after The Wire

In the past few years there have only been a few shows worth DVR-ing to me. HBO's The Wire and Arrested Development on FOX were two. Both were masterpieces of their genre, and Arrested Development went out way too early. Thankfully, Micheal Cera has signed on to make the Arrested Development movie. So there are still a few more hilarious moments to savor with the Bluth family back together again.

But what about The Wire? This article talks about life after The Wire. Will there ever be a show as important?

Things Fall Apart: 10 Years Gone

Friend Ivan has created an ongoing series in which he takes a look back at landmark films and albums released 10 years ago. This time, The Roots' Things Fall Apart gets treated.

The Roots had made solid albums before, but this was the album where they let their freak flag fly and their experimental side was fully embraced.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Now walk it out