What’s up with traffic on the radio…? It’s supposed to be a good thing to hear every so many minutes during various rush hours, no matter where you are. But is it ever relevant, really? Many times you don’t hear what is wrong until you’re already in it, with no help to be found, or you hear something and are prepared for it, when meanwhile it was cleared up a half hour or more ago. Just this morning, I had heard that there was someone changing a tire in the center lane of a three-lane highway (where most folks average 70 miles per hour). I was about a mile from where this was allegedly happening, and ended up passing through the exact spot mentioned at the above discussed 70 miles per hour. Hmmm. I’m guessing the backup for an event like this would have stuck around a while, so I was a little concerned to see that there were no remnants of this. Does anyone else have this problem? Perhaps they need more helicopters.
Last night’s Jay Leno show was supposed to feature Arnold Schwarzenegger saying he wasn’t going to run in the upcoming recall election in California. That’s not what happened. Arnold is going to run for Governor of the Golden State later this year. I wouldn’t bet against him, hehe…
Watch out for the hawks in NYC, Chihuahua lovers. Apparently one of the taloned friends swooped down and gouged the diminutive doggie, forcing it to be sent to the vet. No more details on the dog, though the Bryant Park folks paid the tab for the doc.
I was just so sad to hear that Sony had been dropping advertising in theatres for “Gigli”, the Ben & Jen fiasco that I think Drudge was reporting was down to somewhere around $180/screen in the USA lately. that’s like… 20 tickets. Nice. I’m waiting with baited breath to see “Jersey Girl” when that shows up.
If you like Battlestar Galactica, and were around when Lorne Green was selling dog food, you’ll like this collection of links in great post over at boingboing… Wow, how I miss the days when Apollo would blow up the Cylons. And when Dirk Benedict was trying to be just as suave as his later role as “Face” on the A-Team. Those were the days. If only we all had a half-bear/dog type robot thing as a pet.
And if you’re into economics and policymaking in the USA even at all, I firmly suggest checking out EconoPundit. Steve Antler’s site provides up to the minute (most of the time!) information and news on economic data, and how it actually affects your reality. Now that’s a site I’d like to be able to post comments on. I had previously been involved with the folks at a spinoff of Limited Pie, but that site moved on as the owner received an excellent opportunity in the job market… I’m very impressed with the amount of economics and politics that is out there in the blogging land.
No link handy, but I just heard an update on the radio station I’m streaming three hour old “Imus in the Morning” on… It was about how the Taliban was reforming in Afghanistan, and T-ban fighters were coming after coalition soldiers today… Funny how the media picked it up just now that the Taliban was coming back en vogue. I had read it on MetaFilter back in April in more than one post.