Archive for November, 2008

Halloween election and financial conspiracy theory

Well, Halloween officially ended a few minutes ago. So, Happy Belated All Hallows’ Eve.
With the November election imminent, I hope everyone has either voted or will be voting by Tuesday (well, unless you are a moron). If you’re an Oregon resident, hopefully you voted against all five measures put on the ballot (again) by [...]

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Mr. President = Barack Obama

Enough of the votes are in to call the United States presidential election of 2008. I don’t know if it qualifies as a landslide, but Barack Obama will be the 44th president of the United States. He has earned 338 of 538 electoral college votes so far.

Watch GOP candidate John McCain graciously concede the [...]

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Election buzzwords: Goodbye and good riddance

Looking at the bright side of the past eight years, if either Gore or Kerry had been named King of America, then the chance of the U.S. electing someone as dynamic and sophisticated as Barack Obama in 2008 – from either party – would have been greatly diminished. And we’d still be in a [...]

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Seven years in Oregon (and SecondLight, air cars)

I’ve lived in Oregon for seven years now. So, how true is the myth that all atoms in the human body get turned over, or regenerated, every seven years? Has my body become 100% Oregonian? Well, the seven-year-regeneration idea may actually be true of some cell types, on average, but probably not all. According to [...]

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Thanksgiving with football, Coraline, World of Goo

This month, my “Lazy man’s Thanksgiving dinner for two” post from last November has, rather appropriately, become one of this blog’s most popular.
With wins this weekend, both the Oregon State Beavers (8-3) and the Penn State Nittany Lions (11-1) stayed on track for a rematch in the Rose Bowl.
OK, now I have some random [...]

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