Thursday, October 30, 2008

Going to be a good day.

This touches the heart.

The Messenger

Not a 'real' video. Shame, this song deserves one.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

History in economics.

Did people who knew about secret, CIA-led coups use that information to game the stock market?

Yes they did.

The birth of a meme

Where "Tire Swinging" comes from:
There are worse ways to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon than swinging lazily back and forth on a tire swing strung up under a massive sycamore tree in a quiet Arizona canyon, the sound of a gushing stream nearby. Almost grazing the ground and hung on rope that looked to have been tied and retied again over the years, the swing belonged to John McCain, who stood several dozen yards away, carefully monitoring giant slabs of pork ribs on a smoking grill.

Those halcyon days when the press loved McCain and McCain loved the press.

A defining moment

Colombian hostage dragged to freedom

I expect that in a future history of the FARC, this particular event will crystallize its descent into insignificance.

Monday, October 27, 2008

My hero