Category Archives: Asides

two headlines

Two headlines from today’s front page of the Wall Street Journal: “Osama Bin Laden, Terror Mastermind, is Reported Dead” and “Wearing Only a Smile, Nudists Seek Out the Young and Naked: Changing the Demographic is a Tough Sell; A Bare-It-All Dinner Party.” Man, I love amusing juxtaposition.

(And, with that, I think I became the only person on WordPress to tag a post with both “Osama bin Laden” and “nudists.”)

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cheer for my hometown!

My hometown, Galesburg, Illinois, is currently in second place in Reader’s Digest’s We Hear You, America contest! If you have a second, go here and cheer for it! You can cheer up to ten times per day, and they don’t spam your email. We need every cheer we can get! Thanks!

if Twitter is down

If Twitter is down … and you can’t tweet about what you’re doing … did it really happen?

Zorba’s caught on fire

Oh no! What terrible news! Zorba’s, my all-time favorite restaurant in Champaign, caught on fire. Sadface.

the danger of silos

My brother sent this article on the risk of drowning in grain to me. Most people don’t fear silos the way that they should. (And it’s not just the operators in danger – silos can blow up.)

escalators are scary

Escalators scare me enough without things like this happening.

Bolivian circus lions

I read a story in the WSJ last night about a guy who rescued Bolivian circus lions. I also read a story about women who buy $24,000 Balmain dresses to wear as tunics. If I had that kind of money, I would definitely be housing the Bolivian circus lions.