Thursday, September 29, 2011

My thoughts on the Red Sox:

1)It breaks your heart.

It is designed to break your heart.

The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.

You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.

Today, it stopped, and summer was gone.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti.

2) Stupid assholes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Yes he really just said that.

I realize I'm about 2 weeks behind on this one now, but if you haven't seen this, you really need to. This guy is a total creep.

Friday, September 23, 2011

You can dress us up...

...but you can't take us out.

Update: the top picture a little bit lighter.

Monday, September 12, 2011

We Need a Control Group

Sez Frank Fleming:

"But despite the obvious importance of science, one group of people does everything in pure defiance of scientific methods: politicians.

What do politicians do when they think they have a great idea? They just go and implement it. It’s like someone thinking he’s got a cure for cancer and immediately injecting it into everyone he can. That’s a madman, not a scientist. You always have to at least try out your idea on monkeys to make sure it doesn’t kill them."

"So what we need to do is isolate part of the country to be the control group. They’ll be free from new taxes, won’t take part in government programs and regulations and can have all the guns they want. In the rest of America, politicians can go crazy with every Keynesian idea, ban trans fats and salt and just generally control everything. Then we can compare the results of the two groups and finally have a scientific answer on what works."

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

I posted this last year, but today seems like the right time to do it again. Here's a link to Dad's post from last year with the background story.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Red Sox and Yankees

The Red Sox and Yankees have had TWELVE lead changes in the division race so far this season. I went back and checked the past few years, since the Red Sox got good in 2003, and this is really quite remarkable. They've never had as close of a race before across the entire season like this. Even in 2005 when they finished tied at the end, the Red Sox were actually leading by 3 games or so for most of the season. I suppose it makes it slightly less exciting that the loser of the race is practically guaranteed to get the Wild Card spot, but still, this is quite a race!

Steve Jobs

A must read:

Although, I'd have titled the article "Steve Jobs: Better Than a Philanthropist."