January 31, 2007

The Daily Show On FOX News’s Obama Smear

Category: Movies/TV,Opinion — jerry @ 4:53 pm

Heh-heh.

I already posted about FOX News’s Obama smear of last week, and Obama’s response.

So you’re up to speed on the story and now it is time to have one last laugh over the whole thing. Here’s Jon Stewart on the Daily Show the other night, discussing the incident:

Ladies, Ladies…

Category: Opinion,Technology — jerry @ 9:04 am

Perhaps you’ve already seen this and are familiar with the campaign:

Know what I think? I think women do this more to look good for each other than to look good for men. Am I right?

January 30, 2007

Why The Presidential Election Has No Talent Competition

Category: Music — jerry @ 4:03 pm

I like her, but the singing needs some work…:

Does Anyone Find This Ad Offensive?

Category: Opinion,Technology — jerry @ 8:57 am

 

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   Apparently, SONY didn’t when they ran it in the Netherlands.  Needless to say there was a public uproar and the ad campaign was pulled.

   What were they thinking?!

January 29, 2007

Back To Saturn

Category: Technology — jerry @ 5:09 pm

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I continue to have my fascination with Saturn, as I’ve shown previously here and here.  I think it would be fun to visit someday.

And hey–how about this moon?!!  Bigger picture here.

Barbaro, R.I.P.

Category: Uncategorized — jerry @ 4:40 pm

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    Sad, sad story. 

    From the CNN site:

   NEW YORK (Reuters) — Kentucky Derby-winning racehorse Barbaro has been put down after failing to recover from a shattered hind leg suffered in the Preakness Stakes last May.

Veterinarians had gone to great lengths to save the horse, which won the most famous contest in U.S. horse racing last year and was attempting to win the second leg of the sport’s triple crown when he pulled up lame.

Barbaro pulled up lame in his right hind leg in the early stages as millions of race fans watched on television.

Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, revealed that Barbaro suffered a significant setback in his long recovery.

The horse developed a deep abscess in his foot last week and underwent surgery on Saturday at the New Bolton Center.

Richardson, who performed the surgery, said the operation carried significant risk but that it was the best option for the horse, whose damaged leg had been placed in a skeletal fixation device to give the foot a chance to heal.

“We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain,” said owner Roy Jackson. “It was the right decision.”

Combined with the right hind leg he broke in three places during the race and the left hind leg that developed laminitis during treatment, the pain to the horse was too great to continue the extraordinary life-saving effort.

“He started to have changes in the front feet. Now we were dealing with all four feet. We were all concurrent on everything that we just didn’t want the horse to suffer. It’s a sad situation because we had some bright periods.”

2007 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

Category: Books — jerry @ 10:24 am

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    Oops!  I almost missed this.

    The Mystery Writers of America have announced their nominees for best mysteries of the year, in a variety of categories.   (Time to head over to Amazon and fatten up my “Wish List”).

     Here’s their press release:

      NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Mystery Writers of America is proud
to announce on the 198th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, its
Nominees for the 2007 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery
fiction, non-fiction, television and film published or produced in 2006.
The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners at our 61st Gala Banquet,
April 26, 2007 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.
                                 

 BEST NOVEL

              The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard (HarperCollins)
       The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
    Gentleman and Players by Joanne Harris (HarperCollins – William Morrow)
The Dead Hour by Denise Mina (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and
Company) The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard (Random House –
Ballantine Books)
     The Liberation Movements by Olen Steinhauer (St. Martin’s Minotaur)

(more…)

January 28, 2007

Protected: Brett & Suzy’s Wedding Video–On YouTube!!

Category: Technology — jerry @ 7:41 pm

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Who Will Win in 2008?

Category: Opinion,Technology — jerry @ 8:39 am

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Here ya go!  The latest Las Vegas odds on the 2008 Presidential Election, courtesy of America’s Line:

2008 Presidential Odds

Name     Party      Title       Odds
John McCain (R) Arizona Senator 9/2
Hillary Clinton (D) New York Senator 5/1
Rudy Giuliani (R) Former New York City Mayor 10/1
Mitt Romney (R) Massachusetts Governor 10/1
Barack Obama (D) Illinois Senator 12/1
Al Gore (D) Former Vice President 20/1
John Edwards (D) Former North Carolina Senator 20/1
Evan Bayh (D) Indiana Senator 20/1
John Kerry (D) Massachusetts Senator xxx
Mike Huckabee (R) Arkansas Governor 25/1
Wesley Clark (D) Retired general 25/1
Joe Biden (D) Deleware Senator 25/1
Bill Richardson (D) New Mexico Governor 30/1
Tom Vilsack (D) Iowa Governor 30/1
Sam Brownback (R) Kansas Senator 30/1
Chuck Hagel (R) Nebraska Senator 35/1
Chris Dodd (D) Connecticut Senator 40/1
Tom Ridge (R) Former Pennsylvania Governor 40/1
George Pataki (R) New York Governor 50/1
Bill Frist (R) Senate Majority Leader (TN) 50/1
Rick Perry (R) Texas Governor 50/1
Jeb Bush (R) Florida Governor 50/1
Newt Gingrich (R) Former Speaker of the House 40/1
Dick Cheney (R) Vice President 100/1
Condoleezza Rice (R) Secretary of State 50/1
George Allen (R) Virginia Senator 100/1
Colin Powell (R) Former Secretary of State 100/1
Michael Bloomberg (R) New York City Mayor 100/1
Ralph Nader (I) Consumer advocate 5,000/1
Michael Moore (D) Flimmaker, activist 10,000/1

January 27, 2007

A Computer “Desktop” Patterned After My Own Messy Office

Category: Technology — jerry @ 5:36 pm

I suspect only about 10% of my readers will have any interest in this video–but those of you that do will find it fascinating. The technology is not available yet, but it certainly does look promising. I want it!