Thursday, May 07, 2009

Next Big Wrestling Pay Per View?

Just wondering, when will the NWA (Norse Wrestling Association) offer Ringnarokr?

I can't wait to see the sagas leading up to the matches between heroes and giants on the small screen in the comfort of my own house.

Pop open some Akvavit and maybe a Carlsberg or two and just sit back and enjoy.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

So Stop It Already!

At last, some empirical evidence that I'm not just imagining it. This recession looks quite a bit like the one in 1981 - back when I was having such a great time finding a job in Detroit - and not really like the Great Depression of the 1930's.

Of course, as long as our president tries to nationalize the entire economy, he'll continue to do two things:
  1. Try to make us believe that we're in the Great Depression's uglier and worse cousin. and
  2. Force us down the path to that uglier and worse cousin by "trying to help" our economy get back on its feet.

Check this article for some excellent commentary and charts. As everyone knows, if it's on a chart, it must be true, but in this case they do actually tell an important story.
[The url is in case you're not getting the link above.]

OK now, folks - just stop taxing and spending and let the economy grow itself out of this recession before you do more real harm.


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Reading Styles

Just wondering: am I very different from other people in that I tend to read several books at the same time?
When I've discussed this with other folks, the main objection I hear is that it would be impossible to keep track of what's going on in each book if one is reading more than one.
That seems to me to be an empty objection: how many TV series does the typical viewer follow these days? Certainly there's no lack of ability to keep track of which character belongs on which program and is doing what to or with whom. Why would reading be different?

At any rate, I'd be curious to know how many others read more than one book at a time, and how many books you're reading right now.


Monday, May 04, 2009

It's about time, but I'm still excited

Check out this article:

The short take: Pacific Gas & Electric is planning to beam solar energy from a Solaren Company geosynchronous satellite down to Earth - or rather to California.

This is exciting as all get out, and will be an excellent test of the true colours of the various "green" groups out there: are they really about cleaning things up, or about knocking us all back to the 19th century?

Can't wait for launch and the first few megawatts to start beaming their way down.

no grr needed!