Monday, June 02, 2008
Okay. Blogger is doing strange things today, so I'm periodically saving drafts of this post in Gmail so I can post it easily later on, no matter what Blogger decides to do.... If you follow a link and it opens in a separate window -- something I find irritating -- that's Gmail's default for links -- and it "corrected" me without my catching it.
Two More Editorials on
Big Oil Bad Government
Via HBL, I learned about two more good, recent editorials about the actual causes of rising gas prices to go along with Alex Epstein's. Enjoy and, if you ever want to see them come down again, spread the word.
Gus Van Horn, Snapdragon, at Your Service!
Like my aunt, I have a green thumb, so I enjoyed taking this quiz!
You are a Snapdragon. Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh.A wave in the wind to Violet and Daffodil, and a mischievous meme tag to our local orchid enthusiast. (Just living up to my middle name, there!)
As an interesting aside, I see that the host of the quiz hails from suburban Cleveland! My wife was born in those parts....
Life after Congress
The Resident Egoist has a very interesting post about the evils of bipartisanship.
Harvey Korman, RIP
When I was a kid, I'd watch Carol Burnett re-runs after school, so I was sad to see that Harvey Korman has died. Grant Jones has a video of a skit of his about airport security posted over at his blog.
Visual Illusion Contest
Did you know that, for the past five years, the Vision Sciences Society has held a visual illusion contest? I haven't looked at all of them yet, but you can see this year's top ten entrants. "Ghostly Gaze" is kinda creepy....