Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Blogging briefly 

The intrusion of real life into my life prevents much more.

[] Why I love the law...
By this argument, the downside of a particle-accelerator disaster that destroys the planet -- assuming it is quick -- is nothing.
In a related thought, if you want to protect yourself from the risk that the world will be destroyed, you can join the wagering at Long Bets on the "it will be" side, and then if it is be compensated by your winnings ... Oh, wait...

[] If one Siamese twin is convicted of murder, do they both get sent to death row? Nobody knows because it's never happened. But reportedly there have been a couple cases involving being held for traffic offenses.

[] Who says there's no American culture? Say: "Texas, cheese and mass destruction".

[] Harlem isn't black any more.

[] The law of unintended consequences: save money with improved traffic lights, cause more accidents.

[] Modern technology forces "The Beaver" magazine to change its name. "Canada's second-oldest magazine ... was launched in 1920 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Hudson's Bay Company and the fur trade that led to the early exploration of Canada."

[] New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson raises a happy puppy by reading to it from John Hersey's "Hiroshima".