Making Anthony Weiner Popular

I have nothing substantive to say about Anthony Weiner’s latest zany antics, so I’ll just share this performance by Kristin Chonoweth on The Tonight Show, singing a parody of “Popular” from the musical Wicked: (Hat tip: Alexandra Billings)

The name’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio, but everybody calls me Psycho.

Does anyone else find it suspicious that the Catholic Church, which has complained about not having enough money because of scandals and reduced earnings from collection plates, elected the 33-1 long shot?

Rita Hayworth Stayin’ Alive

There’s a guy out there with a serious Rita Hayworth fixation and way too much time on his hands who likes to cut together pieces of her movies into music videos for popular songs which he posts on YouTube. On the one hand, it’s kind of a weird obsession. On the other hand, it’s why […]

Will the New York Times Ever Learn?

Last year on this date, the New York Times reported that New York personal injury lawyer Eric Turkewitz had been picked as the official White House law blogger. They based their story on blog posts by Eric and several other legal bloggers, but they apparently didn’t check with Eric or the White House. It was, […]

Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel…

At about this time every year when I was in college, my friend Todd Cohen used to complain about all the businesses that would wish everyone a “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends!” It was the “to our Jewish friends” part that somehow got on his nerves. With that in mind, I […]

I Must Have Missed That Class

In graduate school I had the most trouble staying awake in finance lectures. I always thought finance had to be just about the most boring topic ever. French MEP Rachida Dati, when discussing finance in France, recently said: I see some [foreign investment funds] looking for returns of 20 or 25% at a time when […]

Buzz My Bell

Here’s something you don’t see everyday in the news: Stable hand charged with assaulting horse A worker at Arlington Park racetrack has been arrested and charged with having sexual conduct with a horse. The horse’s name was “Buzz My Bell”. Given that, and the fact that she was prancing around naked in public, I think […]

God of Tetris

Meet the God of Tetris, master of blocks. If you’ve played Tetris, his last words will haunt you.

The Village Idiot Position in Minnetonka is Filled [Updated]

[Update, 12/29/09: the village idiot himself weighs in; see the comments.] Here we go again . . . Near as I can figure out, Josh Hendrickson of Minnetonka MN, didn’t have anything useful to do last Saturday, so he headed on down to the Obama Worship Seminar at the Target Center, where thousands and thousands […]

What Can We Learn from This?

Instead. “I need to see your license and carry permit.” Which was just as well, for reasons I’m not going to go into, about where some people put their insurance cards.  He didn’t ask about that. “Do me a favor, sir, and step out of the car.” He didn’t sound like it was really a […]

Bad PowerPoint

Here are a few annoying PowerPoint tricks.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I don’t normally do memes, but I’ve been too busy to write much original material this week, so here goes. (Tom at Doors of Deception tagged me with this one.) Five things people who know me might be surprised to hear: Floater. I have a permanent floater in my left eye that’s right near the […]

I Can Quit Whenever I Want…


I’m Apocalypse Now!

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Vote for the 2005 Weblog Awards

In case you didn’t know, the 2005 Weblog Awards are running right now. There’s a 10-day voting period which ends on December 15th. Like all things in the blogosphere, the Weblog Awards are mostly just an attempt to get attention. Then again, that’s how the Oscars started. If you care about these awards, you should […]