Reality Has A Well-Known Liberal Bias Edition
Todays links of interest:
- Palin sorts clothes to see what belongs to the RNC
Coming soon, commemorative RNC laundry bags. Palin’s post-election life really should be a reality TV series. Fox clearly dropped the ball.
- Olbermann Signs Contract Extension with MSNBC
Well, it was either that or go on the road with George W. Bush in an updated version of the Gordon Liddy / Timothy Leary tour.
- Maker’s Mark & Rock the Vote
Apparently, Maker’s Mark, one of our favorite inexpensive bourbons, was doing a special "Rock the Vote" edition of their bottle. However, these just showed up in our favorite grocery store last weekend. That’s right, after the election. Nice timing. As far as the story to which we are linking, it starts with "elections and booze should not be mixed." As if!! Who didn’t want to toast the results last week? And it only gets more shrill from there: apparently underage drinking is bad. Wish somebody had told me at 14. Our only problem with these bottles is that with the red wax augmented by layers of white wax and blue wax, they’re incredibly difficult to open!
- Why Malcolm Gladwell Thinks We Have Little Control Over Our Own Success
Apparently, critics are, uh, critical of Malcolm Gladwell’s presentation because he takes a sometimes unserious look at serious stuff (also, he makes it easily understandable for real people).
- MGM to Post Full Movies and TV Shows to YouTube
Note to MGM and other motion picture companies: while we applaud deals of this nature, "protecting" ancillary markets is a dumb reason to withhold content. Or, people who are watching programming on YouTube are not going to (necessarily) be watching it via other channels.
- Oxford Word of the Year 2008: Hypermiling
File under stuff we love: Oxford Word of the Year. "Hypermiling? or ?to hypermile? is to attempt to maximize gas mileage by making fuel-conserving adjustments to one?s car and one?s driving techniques." Read all about at at the OUPBlog.
- New Class-Action Suits Target EA, SecuROM, The Sims & Spore Creature Creator
Just wait till those Spore creatures show up in court to testify. This could be the trial of the century.