Thanks to kottke.org, I’ve spent too much free time playing with StateStats, a site that shows how popular a Google search query is in each U.S. state. Using information from 2004 to the present, it not only compares the rankings (first place scoring 100) but shows how the query correlates with state rankings in other [...]
Seems like ESPN is promoting a different kind of “sport,” as Corey V. hears about a web site with the catchy slogan, “Life Is Short. Have An Affair.” Now, particularly compared to me, Corey is a relatively new father. Thus, I thought I’d help ensure matrimonial harmony in his home and check out the site [...]
The term meme gets bandied about (overused?) in the blogosphere and, like Richard Dawkins suggested, has mutated in that environment. In the blogosphere, the term refers to an idea that spreads from blog to blog. Memes generally propagate in the blogosphere in two ways: bloggers posting on the same topic on a particular day (as [...]
Best way to take a break from a South Dakota Supreme Court brief that’s consuming most of your time? Perhaps a new decision by the Court that has absolutely nothing to do with your case but interests Internet denizens.
In the decision, handed down Wednesday, the Court applies case law every lawyer recalls from the [...]
I’m one of those simpletons who rates books, DVDs and the like at Amazon and then gets recommendations from the site. I think the system has gone wacky lately.
When I last checked for book recommendations, they included Pathophysiology of Disease, Essentials of General Surgery, Practical Orthopedics and Pathology: Board Review Series, the latter a [...]
Critical Mass, the blog of the National Book Critics Circle board of directors, recently questioned whether it was a conflict of interest for online book reviewers (like me) to provide links to sites like Amazon for the books they review. I think Kevin Holtsberry put it wonderfully:
All kidding aside, or at least most kidding [...]
I’ve often gthought of doing a post about some of the headlines I see on Google News. One today really caught my eye. Due to my screen size or whatever, the headline read:
Bush promises probe into Saddam underwear pictures
I don’t have issues, I have full-blown psychotic episodes.
George Carlin at The Fox [...]