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My Politics In a Nutcase

If you ever want to know more about my political beliefs, just watch this video clip found by regular Hit & Run commenter Herrick of Senator Rick Santorum explaining that the pursuit of happiness is harming America: (Click to Launch Video) One very short summary of my political beliefs is that Senator Santorum is a […]

The New Tax Collectors

You know how in the Bible the lowest of the low are the tax collectors? I’m no theologian, but I’m pretty sure that’s because tax collectors at the time weren’t the dreary government bureaucrats we’re all used to. They were armed men who came and took people’s stuff, often with little law behind them and […]

The Anti-War Protest That Wasn’t

Marathon Pundit notes this story: It’s a mix up that will cost tax payers tens of thousands of dollars. The anti-war demonstration at Washington Square was supposed to start at noon and the Chicago Police Department was ready. But the protesters were a no show, and police say it was a big waste of time […]

Instalaunched Again

Glenn Reynolds gave me an InstaLaunch for my post on Shooting Your Fans In the Foot. Like the last time, it was on a Saturday night, but unlike the last time, this one rocked: I’ve had 8000 visits to that page. Even better, I checked my AdSense account, and I made $17. Of course, being […]

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Who Could Have Seen That Coming?

“I didn’t know the president would get bumped off. I thought maybe he would get wounded.” According to this Reuters piece, that’s Cutter Cash, age 44. He’s talking about the movie Death of a President.

Shooting Your Fans in the Foot

Exhibit 1: The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are all over the internet, and Stephen Colbert talks about his YouTube popularity on the show. It’s the internet buzz that everyone on television wants for their own show. Well…everyone except the folks who run the Comedy Central channel: I received a couple of emails from […]

2006 Chicago Marathon Photos – Summary

As regular readers know, I shot a whole bunch of photos of last Sunday’s Chicago Marathon—over 1700 images—and I think I covered 10 to 20% of the field of runners. I’ve posted all these Chicago Marathon images at SmugMug. The photos are sorted into chronological order based on the camera’s timestamp and separated into six […]

As 40,000 People Run On By…The 2006 Chicago Marathon, Part 6 of 6

[Note: The archive of all the photos is hosted at smugmug. I explain at the bottom of this post how to download pictures of yourself if I got you.] I shot a whole bunch of photos of last Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. I posted the first batch Monday evening, the second batch Tuesday morning, the third […]

As 40,000 People Run On By…The 2006 Chicago Marathon, Part 5 of 6

[Note: The archive of all the photos is hosted at smugmug. I explain at the bottom of this post how to download pictures of yourself if I got you.] I shot a whole bunch of photos of last Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. I posted the first batch Monday evening, the second batch Tuesday morning, the third […]

As 40,000 People Run On By…The 2006 Chicago Marathon, Part 4 of 6

[Note: The archive of all the photos is hosted at smugmug. I explain at the bottom of this post how to download pictures of yourself if I got you.] I shot a whole bunch of photos of last Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. I posted the first batch Monday evening, the second batch Tuesday morning, and the […]

From Nail Clippers to Secret Fines

Jennifer continues her one-woman jihad against safe air travel.

As 40,000 People Run On By…The 2006 Chicago Marathon, Part 3 of 6

[Note: The archive of all the photos is hosted at smugmug. I explain at the bottom of this post how to download pictures of yourself if I got you.] I shot a whole bunch of photos of last Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. I posted the first batch Monday evening and the second batch Tuesday morning. Here […]

Hard to Watch But Sadly True

Michael J. Fox on stem cell research

As 40,000 People Run On By…The 2006 Chicago Marathon, Part 2 of 6

[Note: The archive of all the photos is hosted at smugmug. I explain at the bottom of this post how to download pictures of yourself if I got you.] I shot a whole bunch of photos of last Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. I posted the first batch Monday evening. Here are some more. That picture is […]

As 40,000 People Run On By…The 2006 Chicago Marathon, Part 1 of 6

[Note: The archive of all the photos is hosted at smugmug. I explain at the bottom of this post how to download pictures of yourself if I got you.] I just spent about 4 hours standing around in the cold damp weather and my feet are pretty sore. But I know 40,000 people who have […]

Always be Rude to the Waterbury Police

From a decision by the Connecticut Board of Mediation and Aribitration: “[Police officer Deborah] Gulledge was also criticized because she didn’t stop a driver who waived [a] police cruiser to go ahead, on the theory that someone acting courtesously toward the police must be up to something illegal.” In the Matter of: City of Waterbury […]

Friday Fun Links

Video: Jedi Bush A useful quiz for some people out there: Jailbait or Legal? Video: Darth Vader and Emperor Phone Call

First they came for the air travelers…

…but I didn’t speak up, for I rarely traveled by air. Then they came for drivers suspected of drinking too much, but I didn’t speak up, for I rarely drink. Then they came for the subway riders, but I didn’t speak up, for I rarely ride the subway. Of course, when they eventually come to […]

If O.J. Did It

I used to think that O.J. Simpson was merely a double murderer. But after reading this, I think he may be one of the most despicable American criminals of all time. The former football great…reportedly has been paid a whopping $3.5 million to write about the double murder that shocked and riveted the nation in […]