Jots with dots 10/3
Tetris, the movie. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/10/02/a-tetris-movie-seriously-hollywoods-brand-obsession-continues/ You go see the movie, and dream of it all night I bet. I went through a Tetris addiction at Beaver State. They had a machine in the student union. I’d say it was 1991-1993. It was the Minecraft of its day in some ways.
Submitted for the next edition of Anthology of American Idioms: http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/10/02/tim-hudson-on-madison-bumgarner-he-goes-out-there-and-sticks-it-right-up-your-butt/
Degree v Lohmer. My curiosity was piqued, so I looked it up. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/2012/campaign/results/mn/sthouse_dist.php?district=39B No wonder he’s working his ass off. Seat can be won by outworking the other candidate, asking more people for votes.
The Cult of Smart. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/the-cult-of-neil-degrasse-tyson-111540_Page2.html Yeah, smart is good. But smart is not infallible, it establishes no authority by itself, and what you got on the on the left is the establishment of a buncha dubious constructs that are there for the express purpose of telling each other how much smarter they are than conservatives.
In which I pat myself on the back that my recent insight has been validated: Scott Walker, now leading outside the margin of error https://law.marquette.edu/poll/2014/10/01/new-marquette-law-school-poll-finds-walker-leading-in-race-for-wisconsin-governor-attorney-general-race-remains-tied/
First I’ve heard of her, but I’m sure not the last http://www.businessinsider.com/theranos-founder-elizabeth-holmes-is-a-billionaire-2014-9 I feel very inadequate as a person just reading about her.
Transgender locker rooms and bathrooms: I’m not sure actually that the right answer is that the transgender high school kids be accommodated with use of bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. It seems a bit much, it seems disruptive, it seems provocative for its own sake. But ya know, I think this is dwarfed by the prurience felt by the fundies. Way too inflammatory and ugly.
Understand, it’s not that he’s a hypocrite now. It’s that he was a posturing, know-nothing then. http://hotair.com/archives/2014/10/02/flashback-senator-obama-rips-bush-for-being-unprepared-for-avian-flu-epidemic/