23 November 2007

20 November 2007

Ooooo -- Scarrrry !!!

... not

I heard about this a little while ago and just got 'round to actually seeing it. Clearly (or blurily) this, somehow, is the reflection of a mouse -- walking around near the security camera enclosure -- perhaps bathed in blue light from the Marathon sign. Or maybe it's a bug on the lens. In any case, it's clearly moving around on a flat surface near the camera (not darting around the cars and pumps, and people).

19 November 2007

"Unsuitable for Toddlers"

Carol-Lynn Parente, the executive producer of "Sesame Street" [said] Alistair Cookie and the parody "Monsterpiece Theater." ... played by Cookie Monster, used to appear with a pipe, which he later gobbled. According to Parente, "That modeled the wrong behavior"

As a result, the first and second seasons of "Sesame Street" (now out on DVD) have been deemed "unsuitable for toddlers"


18 November 2007

Ron Paul Kookiness

I've noticed an interesting phenom. It's typical in American Presidential politics to marginalize non-mainstream candidates. Ron Paul (my particular fav) definitely fits that bill, but I've noticed that folks' objections to him seem based upon imagined notions.

Here is a serious 10-term congressman, a strict Constitutionalist, and physician (who has delivered thousands of babies). He's generally maligned as a kook ... but I can not find record of a single kooky statement he has made -or- vote cast during the current campaign -or- even his entire career.

So, that's the challenge ... Please, someone: find some record of Ron Paul kookiness and let me know. It has to be a statement by Ron Paul himself (not one of his critics or supporters). There's a record over two decades long to plow through -- should be able to find something in there, don'tchya think? I've been looking for a while now -- with no success.

So that leaves me with the question: If a candidate has some kooks among his/her supporters (and which candidate doesn't), is that valid enough reason to dismiss the candidacy outright?

17 November 2007

12 November 2007

The future begins ...

Android Developer Challenge
Google is gonna toss around $5 million in prizes. $25k each for the fifty developers with the coolest apps for the Android mobile phone patform(submission deadline 3-Mar). The best get one of ten available $100k prizes. The best of the best: one of ten $250k prizes. My understanding is that this last group also gets included in the standard distribution package when phones running the Android phones are actually shipping towards the end of next year (at which point, they'll have another contest, and throw-out another $5 million)


03 November 2007