Thursday, December 27, 2007

oo, 100th post

hey beth, this is for you

Hanlon's Razor states

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."

haha, we were researching laws like Murphy's Law and Occam's Razor and Hofstadter's Law

Michael Jackson is still cool

My dad bought this DVD back in the day. It's a compilation of greatest hits and famous videos like the famous performance of Billie Jean. Me and Toby watched the whole thing! Some of it was really bad, but still kind of cool in a way.

Check out the promotional teaser.

He is coming out with another album in Feb 2008!

Tiger vs. Python

recently tiger kills man kills tiger

how did he do it?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Universal Powerline

I was reading about something that people are working on. The dream is to get internet from the wall warts. Then, computers will all the networked as soon as you plug them in. Sounds pretty cool. Wonder if it will go anywhere. Universal Powerline Association

Monday, December 24, 2007

happy christmas!

I did not see Santa Claus.

I drew my mom a card.
It says, Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Funny Cartoon!

Most of the political cartoons with Barack Obama are what you would expect, just him smiling and Hillary being pissed. Haha.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hardhat show

the hardhat show about china used to be on, but now they're on

Alicia thought there weren't any new episodes, but there are! But they're not as good because the original host doesn't do them anymore.

Artsy store

for artsy people

Antiwave Podcast

This is an interview with people who make the Antiwave Podcast in China. It's a look into counterculture in China.

update: they seem to be gone now?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

China Pop Culture and Media is a blog/site about modern China.

Populism Doesn't Work

Why Krugman (and Edwards) are wrong

I was making some similar arguments about why Edwards' populism won't work and would only create a backlash just as it did after FDR's second term. Even though all liberals love FDR, the fact of the matter is that part of his legacy is the rise of conservatism. Same thing with Clinton, who wasn't even that populist. Part of Clinton's legacy is Bush. The only reason why most conservatives agree that FDR was ok is because he was a war president during a popular war, and people got rich from the war. Krugman might be a good economist, but he's a horrible historian.

Someone on the Barack Obama blog commented
"All the great reformers in history, FDR here, De Gaulle in France, Adenauer in Germany, even Hu Jintao in China today are masters in finding a common ground. They all have a vision and a plan, but was set them apart is their ability to bring people from opposite or diverse backgrounds to translate this vision in to reality. FDR was known for his brain trust. De Gaulle was a conservative who had communists in his government."

There are also many many examples of backlash and the failure of populism in modern Chinese history. Yes, that's right, the Communists were populist.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Shittiest motor ever

it's a coil of wire over a magnet. one side of the wire is always making contact with the paper clip, and the other side is stripped so that it's only sometimes making contact. then you hook up the paper clips to a power supply so that while the wire is making contact, the magnet exerts force on the coil and causes it to spin, and while the wire isn't making contact, it is coasting.

This Semester is Over!!!

Beth debuts her new clothing line

beth is launching a new clothing line of skirts. she made it from scratch!

red ripply skirt - matches the pie

she also made a silver one out of more flowy material.

Beth made a pie

mmm pie

Monday, December 3, 2007

Losing Ground in Iowa, Clinton Assails Obama

The article contends that because Hillary is losing points in the Iowa poll, she is attacking Obama for speaking well of his intentions, but not actually following through with them. True, Hillary has been on the receiving end of negative attacks by both Obama and Edwards. So I guess the pressure is getting a little intense, and she's resorting to attacks on Obama's integrity. Oh Hillary...

Saturday, December 1, 2007