Yann Tierson’s music from Amelie
Currently visiting boston, a couple I know here has been raving about a “new” form of non-hormonal birth control called Centchroman. It’s a selective estrogen receptor modulator. First off, it’s super cheap and second it only has to be taken once a week.
an online store:
apparently, it’s very popular in india….
anyone heard of this? or had experience that they feel like sharing?
Got into Boston late last night and I’m still a little confused by the accent. tEp is still freaking awesome and it’s good to see old friends and troublemakers. Peddie installed a black light in the bathroom, jury is still out on if that’s a good thing (can see where to clean) or a bad thing (can see what needs to be cleaned).
The Washington Post reports this morning that 20 “top fundraisers” for Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign yesterday “upbraided” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for suggesting last week that Democratic superdelegates “should back the candidate with the most pledged delegates and urged her to respect the right of those delegates to back whomever they choose at the end of the primary season.” The New York Times adds that the letter, “which carried threatening overtones in noting that many signatories were major Democratic donors, highlighted the deepening rift inside the party among supporters for Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama.” etc etc
:: via USnews via email (thanks the meerkat!) ::
Rich people: Democracy suxxorz!!! We want SUPER democracy!!
Rove: Mwah hahahhahaha
but seriously, if superdelegates just follow the popular vote, what’s the point of having them?
From Marginal Revolution:
Australia has a baby bonus. The birth rate shot up on the day the bonus first went into effect, July 1, 2004. As Andrew Leigh and Joshua Gans explained, over 1000 births were delayed from June to July and about 300 births were delayed by more than two weeks. The bonus is scheduled to rise from $4,187 to $5,000 this July 1 and Leigh and Gans have pleaded with the government to phase it in order to prevent too much birth delay which they think could be unhealthy for the child. Alas, the government has declined.
All of which leads Andrew to denounce, in delightful Aussie-speak, the bonus as an “unhealthy incentive for women to over-cook their babies.” I couldn’t agree more. As a libertarian and a humanist I join with Andrew to denounce all government incentives to overcook babies.
via shared google reader (Thanks AB!!!) ::
Baby incentives are a stupid policy especially given the number of people who are dying in developing countries. It would be far easier to just let enterprising people from Africa, Asia, and the Americas immigrate.
It appears nearly impossible to have both interesting friends and a reasonable sleeping schedule.
I don’t really play video games because I always feel like i’m wasting my life afterwards but occasionally one comes along that overpowers the feelings of slothiness. ben forwarded this flash game Box Head Zombie Wars that’s basically some guy running around slaughtering zombies made by kid robot. It’s extremely simple but somehow very exciting.
My current high score is 982,000,000ish which after you play for a bit should indicate how much of my life has been wasted killing zombies.
-arrows move around
-z and x toggle weapons
:: boxheadzombiewars ::
also this is a funny picture that has nothing to do with my boxheadzombie habit.
I frequently wonder how many relationships have been destroyed by Online Halo and World of Warcraft.
Mediocre Sex > Box Head Zombie Wars
I’m concerned that the major networks will quiet all criticism of China’s blatant human rights violations because they want to make a buck on the olympics.
In a wide-ranging hour-long discussion on live radio, General William Odom said he sees two useful things Congress can do: cease funding the occupation of Iraq, and impeach Bush and Cheney.
General Odom earned a national reputation as an expert on the Soviet Union. In 1977, he was appointed as the military assistant to Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish assistant to the president (Carter) for national security affairs. From 2 November 1981 to 12 May 1985, Odom served as the Army’s Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence. From 1985 to 1988, he served as the director of the National Security Agency, the United States’ largest intelligence agency, under president Ronald Reagan.
Odom was energized during the radio show and continued the discussion off the air, at which point he told me he’d wished to mention that al Qaeda’s websites show a new theme: al Qaeda wants to get the United States to attack Iran. Odom remarked on a situation in which Lieberman, Olmert, and al Qaeda all agree.
In addition to Iraq and Iran, we discussed on the air the question of the NSA’s warrantless spying, not that the NSA couldn’t hear us off the air as well.
Find the audio of the show archived at
:: via AfterdowningStreet.org ::
Dear Sushi Restaurants,
Please discontinue the cucumber roll. Unless you are in the top 5% of sushi-ists it is horribly lame and boring.