Friday, February 26, 2010

Public Policy

I'm in a class on the effects of public policies on companies and today the debate (you are assigned a side to take) was on immigration. This was, I feel, the best (as in most hilarious) part of the class:

A: "But we are a nation of immigrants!"
B: "Ask 18th century Native Americans how they feel about illegal immigration."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Double Take

I occasionally check out "kos" and the "puff host" and sometimes find some good posts. Every once in awhile, though, I see a doozy like this one...

... and I'm glad I'm not too like-minded. There are about 30 good answers to this question, but, unfortunately, I think the writer intended for the question to be rhetorical.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

500 Days of Summer

Jake and I watched a fun little movie last night called (500) Days of Summer. Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star as Summer and Tom. They meet at work, where she is the new assistant to Tom's boss. Summer doesn't believe in love; she just wants to enjoy life and put off the serious stuff. Tom is a firm believer in true love and soul mates, and is just sure that Summer is the one for him. The movie follows their relationship's ups and downs through a great non-linear storyline. There is some other quirky (in a good way) cinematography, such as a split screen of "Reality" and "Expectation" and a great little dance number a la Enchanted, complete with animated bird. I enjoyed the unexpected twists and turns of watching this couple grow up. Great soundtrack and script, and Tom's little sister steals the show. For those who care: one f-bomb and allusions to sex, but always the cinematic curtain is tastefully drawn before anything happens. 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day from JakenAshley

Two years married and still loving it!

True Love, courtesy of People of Walmart

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Free Love

Angels and Airwaves released their new CD...

It's free. That's right. Free.

Download it now...

You can actually contribute however much you'd like. If you enjoy it, chip in so that they will make more albums. :D I haven't listened to it all the way through yet, so we'll see...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Two Great Posts

I found two excellent posts on education today on Jewish World Review: this one by Walter Williams and this one by Thomas Sowell. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Prescription Contact Lenses

It's a good thing contact lenses and glasses have prescriptions. I've seen people doped up on those things and really wreck their lives. For being a controlled substance, I sure see a lot of abuse. I know it's probably a couple of sleazy optometrists that are putting a bad name on the industry, but more stringent controls need to be in place. I'm almost positive that the guy in my financial modeling class doesn't even need them. Oh, how prescription abuse has ruined society. We need to get off these meds.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The picture for this year's Black Management Associationg at Kellogg (see below) is a group of black chess pieces about to checkmate the opposing king. As you may know, I'm a big fan of symmetry and inverting statements and arguments. I was imagining a conference held by the white management association with a picture of a bunch of white chess pieces about to checkmate the black king. Heh. Musings. I would expect the Secret Service to be listening in on a club like that.

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Semester

Third period just got a lot easier with kids getting new classes at the new semester. Fifth period just got a whole lot harder. One of my hellion children (as I lovingly refer to them) has my class three periods a day. Why? Why?!

UPDATE: Add 8th period to the list of hellion-filled misery. Ugh.