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Month: October, 2011

How Long Does it Take John Paulson to Earn Your Annual Salary?

Hard to understand what the Occupy Wall Street protesters are so upset about.

The Second World War, Hergé and Tintin

Wonderful article by Simon Kuper in the Financial Times over the weekend about the history of Tintin. I grew up with Tintin (and am looking forward the film) but had no idea about almost any of this.

Positive Feedback

Lovely post by Liz Danzico about giving compliments: But for every time you suggest an improvement — to a restaurant, to a product company, to a friend — say something unconstructively good. Say something that won’t change a single course of action. Say it in a quick email to someone you don’t know. Make a […]

A Series of Unfortunate Observations

Lemony Snicket went and observed the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City. Scroll down.

Bad Lip Reading

Hilarious dubs of politicians saying completely nonsensical things.

Chicken-Shit Asteroid Veers Away at Last Minute

Oh, the Onion.

What's Wrong with Stating the Obvious?

I woke up this morning to read this piece by Latoya Peterson regarding the New York Comic Con panel ‘East Meets West: Art Direction for a Worldwide Audience’ (the piece was originally published on Racialicious). The panel featured Isamu Kamikokuryo, the art director of Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, the art director of Deux […]

The Real-Life Superhero Movement

Really all you need to know: Five nights a week, Phoenix dresses in a superhero outfit of his own invention and chases car thieves and breaks up bar fights and changes the tires of stranded strangers. I’ve flown to Seattle to join him on patrol. Great writing by Jon Ronson for GQ.

Screwed

Michael Lewis investigates just how bad local finances are in California (spoiler alert: real bad): To understand the regional economies, [Meredith Whitney] had to understand how state and local governments were likely to behave, and to understand this she needed to understand their finances. Thus she had spent two unlikely years researching state and local […]

What RIM Did Wrong

I am not a smart phone analyst. I am not a technology analyst. I am a lawyer that likes technology. Jim Dalrymple is also not a smart phone analyst. He is also not a technology analyst. He is a professional blogger, focusing on Apple. I think he does a good job when he writes about […]