Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Spoiler Alert

Spoiler alert in 3...2...

I understand that in one of the early drafts, Joseph Gordon Mary Kate Olsen Leavitt's character in Dark Knight Rises was to be named Robiny Robin McRobinsalot and be played by the love child of Robin Wright and Robin Williams, but Nolan thought perhaps that would be too subtle.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The election scenario no one's mentioning.

Stumbled across an interesting option for the 2012 presidential election while playing around with the website 270towin.com.


This website will start off by filling in the states where the polls are already dramatic one way or t'other. CA blue, Texas red, etc. You can then predict how you see the states in play will fall and it will give you the totals of who would win with that breakdown. As it currently stands, they list as in play:

  • Nevada
  • Colorado
  • Iowa
  • Wisconsin
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Florida
Let's say the Dems keep Nevada -- Harry Reid's home state, didn't go our way in 2010. I'll also give the Dems Colorado. I don't buy that New Hampshire is in play, so you can color that one blue as well. Virginia's always been a pretty middle-of-the-road state, but let's say that the population of DC federal employees that continue to spread out into VA keep that one barely blue. Pennsylvania would be an amazing pickup, but I don't see it happening.

Wisconsin, after the Scott Walker fun, could be a Republican pickup. Iowa and NC come back into the GOP fold. For the sake of this breakdown I'm giving Romney Ohio and Florida ---both certainly possible.

This breakdown would be 269 - 269. A tie.

Which then gets thrown to the House of Representatives.

Boy, you wanna see a hot mess of media engaging in self-flagellation and tearing of clothes...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Top Ten Things Putting Your Presidential Candidate's Bumper Sticker On Your Car Accomplishes

1. Mildly irritates the 40% of the population that likes the other guy. For a couple of seconds.
10. Ummm... makes your back bumper more visible? Because of color? So may reduce risk of accidents, I guess?

Monday, July 16, 2012

I don't know where people get this idea that I'm a colossal nerd...

We have to box up our offices, as we're temporarily moving out (office will be gutted, rebuilt).

Every box is to be numbered. There's a sea of boxes.

So, naturally... I looked up on my iPhone the number written on the box at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and wrote that number on mine.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

That depends on what your definition of is is

Saw a Yahoo news article yesterday, the headline said something like "More prominent Republicans opting to skip convention"... so I thought I should probably see who they were talking about... surely someone who is knee-deep in a really competitive state race somewhere.

The "major Republicans" they were writing about were Jon Hunstman and Linda McMahon.

My friends that worked (for a short time) on the Huntsman campaign notwithstanding, I think I have a different definition of "prominent Republicans" than they do.