URLs du Jour


  • Continuing the Pun Salad tradition of commenting on breaking news long after it's actually broken: my favorite comment on Arlen Specter switching to the Democrats was from Jonathan Chait:

    When a politician switches parties, it's customary for the party he's abandoned to denounce him as an unprincipled hack, and the party he's joined to praise him as a brave convert who's genuinely seen the light. But I think it's pretty clear that Specter is an unprincipled hack. If his best odds of keeping his Senate seat lay in joining the Communist party, he'd probably do that.

    This is via Betsy Newmark, who has much more analysis and reaction.

  • The University Near Here is now posting at Granite Geek about research going on under its auspices. Which I wouldn't necessarily mention all by itself, but the first story is headlined:

    UNH Research: Prima Donnas Stir the Pot More at Work

    … but I missed the colon at first glance, so what I read was:

    UNH Research Prima Donnas Stir the Pot More at Work

    … and I said to myself: yeah, I've noticed that's true.

  • Amy Kane went to California and (among other things) saw Pixar's premiere of Up. I'm one envious blogger.

  • Cracked brings you "10 Retarded Money Saving Tips (People Are Actually Trying)". As usual with Cracked, it's R-rated.

    One of the brightest ideas refers to an actual book, Knitting With Dog Hair: Better A Sweater From A Dog You Know and Love Than From A Sheep You'll Never Meet. The reviews at Amazon are pretty amusing as well:

    As fun and quirky as this is, perhaps a dog hair sweater isn't that great an idea. Imagine what you'll smell like if you get caught in the rain.

Last Modified 2012-10-08 8:43 AM EST