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jerry seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld’s genius and simple motivation tip.


lunar eclipse

Goo! It’s at 5 a.m.!

I will take photos, though. Another link, scroll down to the Aug. 28 info.


Make up. Make out. Makes me giggle.

Found this on the Webby Awards site. Someday I’ll get me a Webby award.  I’m looking for a co-conspirator.

 superman photo game

This game is flippin’ fantastic! What is it with superheroes being newspaper reporters/photographers? Superman, Spider-Man… Hmmm…maybe because newspapers are the best thing ever. Jeremy and Grant, you don’t see any radio superheroes, now do you? Print is better than radio.

Found on

AURORA WATCH: A solar wind stream is heading for Earth and it could cause a geomagnetic storm when it arrives on April 21st or 22nd. Sky watchers from Scandinavia to Alaska should be alert for auroras.


WEEKEND METEORS: Earth is entering the dusty tail of Comet Thatcher, and this will cause a mild meteor shower this weekend. It’s called the Lyrid meteor shower because the bits of incandescent comet dust appear to come from the constellation Lyra. The best time to look is during the dark hours before dawn on Sunday, April 22nd, and Monday, April 23rd, when you can expect to see a shooting star overhead every 5 minutes or so: sky map.


Found via swissmiss.

 ny to london

Directions from New York to London. Read number 23. Easy enough.


Ok, so I’m kinda nerdy and blog about the weather. But just a little over three weeks ago we had a flippin’ blizzard and now a forecast of 77º?

 indexed blog card

Very cool blog by Jessica Hagy. Her index card analyses are now a weekly feature in BBC’s News Magazine.

ncaa bracket

This was written by my editor and published in our Wednesday issue in the “Editor’s Notebook,” a once-a-week rambling. I don’t really know where I stand in our office pool. I know I’m not losing but not winning and I understand (though it’s highly possible I’m mistaken) that both the Tigers and the Jayhawks are still in the tournament.

Can a Jayhawk eat a Hoya?
As the sweat clears from a marathon of college basketball last weekend, a woman who says she hates the game is keeping a respectable pace in the office pool by picking teams like many pick horses: by their names.

Hannah Campbell does about every job in the office but cover sports. Yet she trails Sports Editor Jamie Knapp by only three points in the Times NCAA basketball brackets pool. Her secret is picking teams by their nickname instead of by reputation.

A Bulldog (Butler) eats a Terrapin (turtle from Maryland). A Bruin (UCLA) scares off a Bulldog (Gonzaga). And, alas, a Wolfpack (Nevada) devours a Blue Jay (Creighton).

Now I saw Nevada play the University of Northern Iowa on TV earlier. I was sure that Creighton could beat Nevada. Hannah had no idea and could care less. She picked better than I.

That’s what many people at the track do. Secretariat — who would not want to put down five bucks on that name? Some of them win.

The Wall Street Journal published a dart board stock picking exercise. Journal reporters would pin the names of companies on a bulletin board and throw darts at names. Picking stocks that way matched or bettered leading mutual funds.

Hannah has the Jayhawks of Kansas facing the Tigers of Memphis in the championship game April 2. Since a Tiger is fiercer than a bird, she goes with Memphis. I picked KU. The Jayhawks pecked to death the Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday.

Hannah fell down by picking the Cougars (Washington State) over the Hoyas (Georgetown) because a hoya is some sort of a tropical plant. Cougars do not eat tropical plants.

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