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Neal Vitale Reviews: I'm Not There

Cats, Miru, Dan Grobstein File

Got this from one of my daughters: Invisible LOLcats, Monorail Cats, and Michael Cera's parody of this extremely lame, but apparently serious, video resume.

Marlow's College roommate Miru Kim, featured in Esquire.

Dan Grobstein File

  • | November 21, 2007
    Paul Krugman: A thought about political discourse
    Paul Krugman
    A meta-thought inspired by the Social Security craziness: Faced with a major public issue, such as the future of Social Security, one might think that the crucial thing would be to ascertain the facts.

  • I'm a big fan of railroad expansion [ed. note: so am I]
  • Ten most viewed pages at Conservapedia [ed. note: I feel obliged to point out that this is probably the result of clickbots gaming the system.]
  • Wall Street Journal:

    Accident Victims Face Grab for Legal Winnings
    Wal-Mart Paid Bills For Mrs. Shank, Then Sued for Money Back
    November 20, 2007; Page A1

    JACKSON, Mo. -- A collision with a semi-trailer truck seven years ago left 52-year-old Deborah Shank permanently brain-damaged and in a wheelchair. Her husband, Jim, and three sons found a small source of solace: a $700,000 accident settlement from the trucking company involved. After legal fees and other expenses, the remaining $417,000 was put in a special trust. It was to be used for Mrs. Shank's care.

    Instead, all of it is now slated to go to Mrs. Shank's former employer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

  • | November 20, 2007
    Op-Ed Contributor: Pay Me for My Content
    How long must creative people wait for the Web’s new wealth to find a path to their doors?
  • | November 20, 2007
    Decline of the Tenure Track Raises Concerns
    A nationwide trend for universities to use adjunct professors instead of a tenured faculty has become so extreme that some schools are pulling back.

  • Boston Globe:
    Street smarts? Motorists trying to navigate Boston's New Age roads find old, whirled ways [ed. note: my ex-girlfriend was, in part, in charge of making sure there were street signs in Boston for the bicentennial in 1976; they've since, apparently, disappeared. When I was in Boston from 1970 to 1974, there was a not a single street sign along the length of Boston's longest street, Commonwealth Ave. Apparently if you don't know where you are you don't need to/deserve to know where you are are. Everyone I know believes the old story about Boston's streets having been laid out by cows--which apparently isn't true.]
  • Of course the Bush plan to improve Thanksgiving travel was a load of codswallop.