Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wow, Ezra Klein types weird. Modified two-finger approach. Not so elegant. (Roughly 45 secs in.)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
"Bank failure is getting a dry run in the multiplayer online game EVE. In recent weeks, EVE's largest player-controlled bank has hit the skids after one player embezzled and sold for real the InterStellarKredits -- ISK -- that are the coin of the imaginary realm. That caused a run on the bank. Then came an admission from Ebanks's CEO of bad management, followed by a string of loan defaults. Now the bank has frozen customer accounts."
Friday, August 28, 2009
Belarus dictator admits to rigging vote... to LOWER his margin of victory.
Golfer Ryan Moore leaves hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table by refusing to wear corporate logos...
"The myth of generations of disengaged youth has been shattered by increases in youth turnout in the 2004, 2006, and 2008 primaries. Young Americans are responsive to effective outreach efforts, and this collection addresses how to best provide opportunities for enhancing civic learning and forming lasting civic identities." Book rec of the day.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
IKEA's struggles in Beijing: "Customers hop into display beds and nap, pose for snapshots with the decor and enjoy the air conditioning and free soda refills. They just don't buy much."
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Shmuley Boteach discovers that Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi is going to be his neighbor in New Jersey.
The most celebrated bar in South America, Route 36 is a "moveable feast"...
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
James Lileks on Reader's Digest declaring Chapter 11: "Sad to hear Reader’s Digest has declared Chapter 11 - or, as the final documents read after their editors finished with them, Chapter 5."