Friday, November 02, 2007

Capital Metro: Dumber than Advertised

Yes, I know Capital Metro's new flyer concerns rail safety, but somehow I don't think it's a great idea for them to say, "Use your brains! Stay away from trains!"

Because Austinites will. In droves.

How NOT to conduct a political interview

Anyone who thinks there are no stupid questions most likely hasn't seen Hannah Storm's asking Elizabeth Kucinich if she would show her tongue ring (at 3:05 in video, after compulsory 30-second ad). By the way, Mrs. Kucinch had the good sense to politely decline.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Schumer: End of an era?

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) thinks that the Reagan era is almost over.

Now that we know that, we can watch the Democrats continue to try to recreate the Carter era while the Republicans attempt to recreate the Nixon era.

Any chance we can get rid of both parties and start from scratch?

Unintended DST Consequences

I wasn't a fan of extending Daylight Saving Time into November. I became even less of one when I discovered that, because my kids have to get to bed at a reasonable time, we would be starting our trick-or-treating in daylight. Daylight makes it very difficult to determine if anyone is home and giving out treats.

Thankfully, after about 20 minutes, we started to see porch lights, and it finally started to get dark, and then the real fun began. (After that, the 4-year-old was off and running to every house with a porch light on, until she finally got tired and announced that she wanted to be carried back home.)