Science is imagination equipped with grappling hooks. We toss them out, we snag...– PZ Myers from A pleasant, smiling apologist is still lying to you
Movie: Nim's Island
While the rest of the world became reaquainted with Indiana Jones, my Memorial Day weekend ended with the disappointment that was Nim’s Island. My kids would have enjoyed it, especially my daughter. (If they had not hopped a plane for the States earlier in the day, I’d have taken them to see it.) But I found little to wax enthused about. I especially hated the lame cardboard...
Today, I recieved a large envelope from the Internal Revenue Service. It was way too big to be my refund check. Besides, I had requested direct deposit. Sure enough, it was a request to submit an additional form. The letter said I had to respond within 20 days of the letter’s date. It was dated May 6th.
Movie: What Happens in Vegas
My summer movie-watching season opened with What Happens in Vegas. (Why? Well, because Iron Man has not landed here yet, but that’s another story.) As romantic comedies go, it was standard fare. I think Owen Gleiberman nailed it when he wrote, “the film goes flat the moment it turns friendly.” Up to that turning point, though, I laughed repeatedly. Comedies seldom provoke that...
What you fear in the night, in the day, comes to call anyway.– Counting Crows “Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)” from DGC Rarities Vol. 1
And what was the reason for Jessica’s pain? The bug up her ass finally...– Erin Evermore “If I Was a Stripper”
And I can’t help but wonder o’ Willy McBride Do all those who lie...– Dropkick Murphys “The Green Fields of France” from The Warrior’s Code
Value Apex in My Rearview Mirror
From Up or Out: Solving the IT Turnover Crisis: On the first minute of the first day, an employee’s value is effectively zero. As that employee becomes acquainted with his new environment and begins to apply his skills and past experiences, his value quickly grows. This growth continues exponentially while the employee masters the business domain and shares his ideas with coworkers...