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Peter Smart lives up to his name with this little article: Rethink the Airline Boarding Pass. Brilliant. I'm flying somewhere right now (to Orlando, for the PGA Show). I've already had my boarding passes fall apart because I've had to shove them in my pocket.

Elephants Painting

Formula For Perfect Parallel Parking Is Bigger Than The Spot. Well, now that that's figured out, we can move on to the smaller things in the world… (I honestly don't remember the last time I had to parallel park. But I live in Erie, PA, so that has a lot to do with it.)

.29 Cents

I can tease him and he's cool with it. Pet peeve or something of mine.

How is this legal? How can they seize my laptop or cell phone for any reason? A federal judge today upheld a President Barack Obama administration policy allowing authorities along the U.S. border to seize and search laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices for any reason. … Alarmingly, the government contends the Fourth-Amendment-Free Zone stretches […]

A Speck in the Sea

A Speck in the Sea - Worth reading. And how big of a jerk would Jimmy Buffett have beef he had said "no, let's keep fishing?"

Hugh Laurie… Singing

That was unexpected. I can't sing for crap.

The Builder’s High

I'm picking up what he's putting down.

Who knew?

I'd like to buy two sew-on patches each of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers. Ideally they'd be about 4" x 4". What's the best place to buy them?

Cheap Ham

Less than a penny per pound!

29 Dumb Things Finance People Say: 1. "They don't have any debt except for a mortgage and student loans." OK. And I'm vegan except for bacon-wrapped steak. 3. "Earnings missed estimates." No. Earnings don't miss estimates; estimates miss earnings. No one ever says "the weather missed estimates." They blame the weatherman for getting it wrong. […]

Crafting MLB’s Schedule

Major league baseball's schedule affects the lives of millions of Americans. For 25 years, the masterminds behind the massive undertaking were The Stephensons. A husband and wife duo working with a computer, a pencil and a great deal of cooperation. ESPN has a great video on the husband-wife team that have crafted MLB's schedule for […]

Concussions in Baseball Too

I hadn't ever thought about it, but apparently concussions are common in baseball among catchers (foul tips can be especially dangerous). In fact, concussions are causing arguably the best catcher in baseball to try out first base.

Anthill Art

That's pretty nifty. And an effective way to get rid of ants, too. There's more at anthillart.com.

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