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Posts de Toilette: Links

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I struggle with the idea of links posts: it’s lazy writing in so many ways. But with the unveiling of the iPad*, I now think of them as Bathroom Reader Fodder. As a dedicated worker in the “corner office” I’m going to start putting out Posts de Toilette as a gift to fellow travelers.


– If you didn’t see it, here’s Prez O rumblin with the Republicans. Even if you don’t like politics, you should watch. It’s the most remarkably forthright discussion of politics I can remember seeing. Granted, that means about 65% real talk, but let’s take what we can get, hmm?

The Rapid Evolution Of Text, Out Less Literate Future. Will there be beautiful writing in the future? I’m more sanguine than the writer, but still good stuff.

– Media Theory Nerdery: great summary of the New Conventional Wisdom for the future of journalism in futurist circles.

– Jozen speaks out in defense of smiley faces, loofahs, and singing along with Whitney Houston and still being considered a man. As a man who sings along to Beyonce and the odd Sarah Vaughan track: co-signed.

– The facade of College Town Liberalism crumbles slightly, as a New Haven, CT bookstore allows Hispanic staff to speak Spanish only out of the earshot of customers.

– Rod Dreher on the pains of conversion.

– Australian paramedics ask for bans on pool cues and glasswear in pubs for public safety. Australian drunk = awesome drunk.


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January 30, 2010 at 9:47 pm

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Warning: Economics Nerdery Ahead

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Okay, as a man with an A.B. in Economics, this is why those of us who enjoy research papers and von Mises need to have our cameras and Internet access taken away.

Sure, it’s funny, and sure, it’s pretty cool that I get to hear “prepare to get schooled in my Austrian perspective” in a rap song, but guys: you’re killing my nerd cred. The amount of self-satisfaction I get from being the only guy in the room that likes monetary theory can’t be understated.

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January 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm

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“This isn’t Detroit. This is the Super Bowl!”

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For those who follow me on Twitter (feed at right, page here), you know that yesterday was far too much fun for a playoff football Sunday. Between  the Colts dismantling the Jets and, oh, Fumble Heaven With An Extra Large Helping Of Favre-enfreude, it was a very good day.

A secondary joy of the Minnesota meltdown was knowing that Paul Allen, Vikings play-by-play man and homer extraordinaire would have an epic response. The man lives and dies by the team’s success (just go to YouTube and search “Paul Allen Vikings” to see what I mean), and the last-second interception by Favre, killing any chance at a game-winning field goal to send them to the Super Bowl, was the ultimate Stomach Punch.

Mr. Allen did not disappoint.

Also, courtesy of Pete Prose, we get this Vikings fan reaction. There’s a perverse joy in watching fans react to disappointing results on the field. It’s part “Thank God That’s Not Me” and part “I Would Say The Exact Same Thing In Said Situation”.

(Audio NSFW unless f-bombs are S at your W-place)

1000% Funny Sauce

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January 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm

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Yay Irony! Self-Identified Geniuses Live in Vegas and Mississippi!

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There’s something deeper here, but I don’t have the time to analyze it at the moment. First, an OkCupid! survey polling the percentage of self-identified “geniuses” in all 50 states. The higher the percentage, the more green the state color, the more humble, the redder.

Aaaaand here’s a list of the states ranked by percentage of high school graduation. For those too lazy to click through…

  • Top 5: Alaska, Minnesota, Wyoming, Montana, and Iowa
  • Bottom 5: Alabama, West Virginia, Texas, Kentucky…and Mississippi.

At least West Virginia knows what it’s got, and knowing a few West Virginians, they’re okay with that.

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January 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm

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