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George Bush Sings!

Bet you didn’t know that he had it in him. Enjoy! http://www.thepartyparty.com/ (thanks to Chris for the link)

A little perspective

My dad sent me the following link that shows a map of the New Orleans flooding overlayed on a map of Boston (great UI).  Being from Boston, this is a particularly relevant scale for me (particularly since I’ve spent a total of only 2 days in New Orleans in my life).  Even if your’re not…

Was Hobbes Right?

Louisiana are pretty remarkable. Gunmen targeting medical convoys. Widespread looting. Here’s some aerial photography that shows the water covering neighborhoods.  Here’s a link to a photo series from the WashingtonPost (if this link doesn’t work for you there’s a link from the post home page).  Its unbelievable to see what’s going on and disheartening to watch some of…

Less than Zero

I wrote a post a month ago about the US personal savings rate falling to zero in June – its 2nd lowest level since the great Depression.  It’s worth reading the comments to that post, which pointed out the following: 1) people are stupid; 2) don’t get too hot and bothered about just one data…

Zero. Zip. Nada.

The US personal savings rate fell to zero in June – its lowest level since the latest spending binge started (post 9/11) and the 2nd lowest since the Great Depression. You can read the full government report here (be sure to check out some of the tables – very interesting information).  Yes, the economy grew…

How cool is your ride?

Even though I’m getting older I still like to think of myself as at least a little bit cool (although I’m sure there are many people who would set me straight on that one).  As a result I was a bit dismayed this weekend to read an amusing article in the Times that clued me…