I'll Be Out In A Minute

  • I'm not much of a hockey fan, but I do appreciate a good visualization. (Full size version and explanation, if you need it, at the link.)

    [The Big Flush]

    I'm just guessing, but Molson Canadian may have been involved. (Via GeekPress.)

  • Like probably every parent of a Certain Age, I have read Goodnight Moon approximately 2,148 times out loud. If you're (a) in that process now and (b) a Star Wars geek, check out Goodnight Forest Moon before the Margaret Wise Brown estate sues.

  • Fortunately, I'm on very effective blood pressure medication, otherwise this New York Times story might have been a killer.
    In an effort to end the foreclosure crisis, the Obama administration has been trying to keep defaulting owners in their homes. Now it will take a new approach: paying some of them to leave.
    Sure. Nothing says "we don't know what we're doing" better than contradictory programs.

    But the real widowmaking paragraph comes later:

    To bring the various parties to the table -- the homeowner, the lender that services the loan, the investor that owns the loan, the bank that owns the second mortgage on the property -- the government intends to spread its cash around.
    Emphasis added. Yes, "its" cash.

    You might want to get that bitter taste out of your brain with some Milton, with his timeless observation on spending Other People's Money.

  • Fans of Barackrobatics—Pun Salad's term for our President's rhetorical stylings—will want to read Five Words Obama Won't Say by William McGurn in the Wall Street Journal.

    Unfortunately, that link is "Subscriber Content". Here's what works for me: Google the article title and (at least for now) the first link will—somehow—take you to the unclipped article. Mr. Murdoch, tear down this wall!

Last Modified 2012-10-04 8:20 AM EST