Two headlines, very close to one another, about very different stories. They may seem related, but I hope for teenage girls they aren’t related: Yuck.
Stock Market Today
Today, the stock market was boosted, apparently spurred on by the fact that Countrywide Financial received $12 billion in new financing. Now we’re financing the financiers. I sure hope that they didn’t get a sub-prime loan.
Weatherproof Solar Powered Lights?
As I’m watching Discovery HD Theater tonight, one of those “As Seen on TV” type commercials comes up for solar-powered spotlights for your yard. They advertise them as totally weatherproof, but I disagree – they won’t work if it’s always cloudy, raining all the time, duststorm, tornado picks ’em up. They’re pretty damned reliant on […]
“If you don’t mind my asking…”
Why is it that always when a question is preceded by “If you don’t mind my asking…”, it’s, well, something that I would usually mind someone asking. And people know that, because they’re including the disclaimer. How do you get out of that one without sounding snarky?
Define Irony: NestlÃ© buys Jenny Craig
In a bold move, swiss chocolate-powerhouse NestlÃ© bought Jenny Craig today. Yes, I'm actually serious.
GPLv3 Draft Out
Looks like the discussion draft of the proposed GPLv3 has been posted for review. The ironic thing, in my mind, is this nugget just before the preamble: Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. Now, clearly, I'm no lawyer, but that seems to […]
More Political Irony
While reading the new George Carlin book I bought yesterday, I stumbled across this very fitting quote by Herman Goering: Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, […]
Irony of Politics
As reported and seen on CNN this morning: Yep, no early recount allowed in Ohio as per a probably “non-activist” judge. Oh, wait, what's that breaking news item up there? Bush administration says the Ukrainian election was a sham? Funny, we didn't listen to anyone else in 2000 when they said that about our election.
sweet, sweet irony
So I go to the local McDonalds for lunch today, and staring at me on the way in is the little section of newspaper stands. The USA Today headline was quite fitting: “Obesity on track to become No. 1 killer.” Article is on-line here. For those curious, I still ate at the golden arches.