Religion in Football

The amount of religious expression in football seems to many to be larger then in other public life.

Why? I have two possible complimentary explanations.


Excellent Video

Darin pointed this out to me. There we some times when I really thought he was going to hit something in this drive through Paris at 140 mph...

9 minute video

Cork Chair

I've got enough corks to put together the wine cork board kit Jodi gave me but maybe I should save up for ...

A cork chair.

Thanks Boing Boing.


"Other heroes are really only pretending: Peter Parker plays Spider-Man; Bruce Wayne plays Batman. For Superman, itís mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent thatís the disguise Ė the thing he aspires to, the thing he can never be."

from The Myth of Superman
By Neil Gaiman & Adam Rogers
in Wired

Stephen Colbert

For the Comedy News Channel lovers out there:

Transcript of Colbert at the White House press corp dinner this weekend. [Courtesy of Dumbosaurus (?)].

Fascinating NFL List

Over the last five years 4 AFC and 1 NFC team have averaged 10 wins or more. (NE, Pit, Ind, Phi, Den) Further proof of how the NFL is stacked these days.

Also, no evidence of money buying victories: Of the top four revenue generators, 2 are top 3 (NE, Phi) but the other two are 22nd and 23rd (Was, Dal) out of 31. Of the top four by wins, obviously 2 of them are top four in revenue, but the other two are 17th and 29th (Pit, Ind)

Data Courtesy of Dan Arkush at (scroll to the bottom)


Back from my week in Chicago for business. I liked Chicago but never really had time to do more then go to a couple of resturaunts. Thanks for all the suggestions I received though.

What I like about Chicago is that you can clearly see that people live in the city.



I've felt for a while now that something was wrong with technology patents. Really ever since the PTO startedc giving out business process patents to people like Amazon for things I thought should be standard operating procedure.

I ran across a mention of this post on Boing Boing today:

Patently Absurd (A VC)


5 Guys

Great article in the Post about the best burger joints in the world:

Five Guys, Taking a Bigger Bite

Thanks to J for the tip.

... but now we have more wetlands

NPR is blogging that "Gail Norton: The interior secretary today declares that the nation has more wetlands than when Bush took office."

I wonder if all the new wetlands are in the 9th ward of New Orleans?


I've meant to blog about these guys before... I know that at least some of you will be interested by this group. They are a political action committee that is trying to counter the stronger IP legislation that the movie and music industry want.


Can't Lose Dice

For those of us who spent much time as youth playing with dice... here's a set of dice that you can't lose with.

explanation courtesy of Ivars Peterson

Idol Pool

My NCAA bracket is plodding along toward mediacraty, which is better then I usualy get. So its time to turn my attention full time to my American Idol Bracket.

You heard me. Don't tell me you don't have one.


Best Book Ever

Not really, but I'm half-way through The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell and am already having a hard time remembering books I thought were better. Maybe Perdido Street Station.


Mixed Signals

New good blog. Mixed Signals is published by NPR . Its kind of a blog version of All Things Considered that pulls from NPR's various reporters and sources.

I've liked. (See side-bar for link)

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