Archive for August, 2008

Thu 7 Aug 2008 2:30 pm   //   Posted in: Failure, In the news

How not to cover a stump speech

From my work blog: Obama Photographer Self-Destructs




Wed 6 Aug 2008 2:00 pm   //   Posted in: Labeling, Transit

Word of the day: Glassphalt

Glassphalt is asphalt made with recycled glass. (Word first spotted here.) They’re paving roads with it in Brooklyn. Some quick research reveals we’ve been using it here since at least 1987. (Note the alternate spelling: Glasphalt.)




Tue 5 Aug 2008 10:25 pm   //   Posted in: In the news, Videos

We’ll always have Paris

Point:

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Mon 4 Aug 2008 11:28 pm   //   Posted in: Photos, Planet earth, Travel

Photos from my Yosemite vacation

Just uploaded here. Enjoy!




Mon 4 Aug 2008 11:46 am   //   Posted in: Art, Videos

What I did this weekend



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Mon 4 Aug 2008 8:29 am   //   Posted in: The suburbs

High school reunion

My high school class is having its 11-year reunion next month.

You might be thinking: “Wow, you must have a pretty enthusiastic high school class if they have a reunion every year!” You’d be wrong. This is our first reunion. Nobody organized a 10-year reunion. So this year, somebody stepped and decided to make up for this lapse.

You might be thinking: “Wow, your generation is characterized by a unwillingness to face adulthood, a lack of leadership and a breakdown of initiative.” You’d be right… But only in this one very specific case! And, you know, somebody’s trying to make up for it!




Sat 2 Aug 2008 2:46 pm   //   Posted in: Movies, Review

You call *this* the biggest movie ever?

Saw the Batman movie yesterday. Fine. Too violent. Didn’t live up to the hype. Also, Gotham City is Manhattan, not Chicago. You can’t have it both ways.

(Update: “It’s a film that is just rewriting the record books every day and redefining our notions of what a blockbuster can be.“)




Fri 1 Aug 2008 7:47 am   //   Posted in: Transit

Why I ride the train

I’ve had some terrible Greyhound experiences. Nothing this bad, though.