Archives for: May 2008

Toy Cup or Million-Pound Antique?

May 29th, 2008
Nifty story: John Webber says his grandfather gave him the 5.5-inch (14-centimetre) high mug to play with when he was a child, back in 1945. He assumed the golden cup, which is decorated with the heads of two women facing in opposite directions, the… more »

The American Press: A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the GOP

May 28th, 2008
And if you need still more evidence, consider the fact that the front page item on all the major corporate media outlets is not "Former White House Press Secretary Reveals Comprehensive Lying, Media Manipulation" but rather "White House Officials Denoun… more »

To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

May 28th, 2008
Ah, the problems of hazardous environment plumbing: On 14 April 1945, only 8-10 miles off the British coast line, the boat was safely cruising at 200 feet when the commander, Schlitt, decided to use the toilet without the help of a trained specialist..… more »

Obama and McCain on Technology

May 27th, 2008
There's a short piece over at Ars Technica where representatives from the McCain and Obama campaigns respond to questions about their candidates' positions on technology issues. I think the clearest statement comes not from the reponses, but the resp… more »

Witty Floorers

May 27th, 2008
I read Brad DeLong's blog daily; although I enjoy his calling out of corporate media shills, and his economic analysis, and various other content, it's really the unexpected moments of perfect phrase-turning that keep me coming back: One of the things… more »