I'm a few days late on that, but I wanted to read and then link to this story about Larry Hagman from Mark Evanier. I will admit to watching the new Dallas, mostly in the background while I did work, and to having been a little too young to really get into it when I […]
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The full article is here and worth a read. I remember spending hours making some levels in some first-person shooter games. This looks more fun.
I wrote quickly about this before, but Mark Jaquith has another take on how to fix the electoral college. In short, he finds it obnoxious (as I do) that many states and worse the biggest population centers and entire regions are overlooked because they're not swing states, and people know how that state will vote. […]
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I continue to think it's stupid that California gets 54 or 55 electoral college votes, despite margins that are nowhere near 100% victory for any one candidate. What would be so bad about this: - Keep the electoral college count the same way it is now. - Round to the nearest whole number the electoral […]
Let's just go to Swatch Time. Remember that one? Just kidding about the Swatch Time. Not kidding about ditching DST. I hate when the sun sets before 5pm.
Gary Carter is said to have invented the phrase "F-Bomb." The funny thing is I remember the game he's talking about. I was (and still am) a Pirates fan.
I'd heard this story, and knew it to be true, but I didn't know until today that there was a video about it: You can buy your own disc with a dude's ashes (the "father" of disc golf) right here. $200 gets you a driver and a putter.
He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today. Good advice from the Beez. Inability to change your […]
I've been saying this for years. Here are some stats to back that up. Ouch.
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When the public bets one team in an NFL football game 70% or higher, they win only 42.8% of the time. And the higher the bets, the worse their losing percentage is. Bookies gamble too. You can consistently win money betting football games if you apply this knowledge.