Monthly Archives: August 2008

New Favorite Site

I’m way late to the game on this, but Fail Blog is my New Favorite Site: Readers send in pictures of epic failures, when good intentions get undermined by neglect, stupidity or oversights — brought to you by the LOLCats … Continue reading

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DNC Cable News Coverage

If the Democrats lose this election, I’m pointing a finger at cable news networks. In the last 2 minutes of coverage on CNN, from the 70,000 people in the stadium, they panned to Rosario Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama, Matthew Modine, and … Continue reading

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Obama/McCain Tax Cuts/Hikes

I try not to be too political in this space, but I’m glad to see a fair amount of balanced (or at least investigative rather than speculative) pieces being written about the issues dominating the upcoming presidential elections. This past … Continue reading

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All the Oil We Need?

The New York Times has a very interesting, and refreshingly unbiased (IMO), opinion piece today about how vulnerable the US really is to geopolitical causes of oil supply shocks. A key point: Some policy makers and analysts worry that these … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza Best & Worst 2008

Best #1) The weather – thank you baby jesus! Reports earlier in the week called for mid-high 90s. We ended up with gorgeous low 80s. Which lead to… Best #2) getting a quiet moment on the north end of the … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2008 Day 3

Click here to start at Day 1 Click here to start at Day 2 Click here to see the best t-shirts It was a late one the night before. In fact we woke up when last night’s opener The Octopus … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2008 Day 2

Click here to start at Day 1 Click here to see the best t-shirts I got to the park early, but unfortunately missed De Novo Dahl (see here). Also unfortunately caught Does It Offend You, Yeah? (yes, yes it does). … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2008: Day 1

Arrival time of 12:45, enough to catch the end of the Black Lips, who remind me of the White Stripes covering 60s surf rock and who also reportedly hit the stage hard. Unfortunately the line of thousands of people squeezing … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2008 in T-shirts

Here are the top t-shirts that we captured at Lolla 2008: (the above appeared during the National’s set, a few songs before “Mr. November”) And the winner, for its trifecta of reference to music, geek-chic, and overall pun-quality: As far … Continue reading

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