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I keep telling myself: Television did catch on. Television did catch on. But – invented in 1926 – it took a little while. Younger readers may think the Simpsons have been in reruns for 100 years; but television itself didn’t even begin entering people’s homes widely until 1950 or so.
The other thing […]
There’s always been something strange about February. Sure, I can understand the need for a month that enjoys an extra day every fourth year (except every hundredth year [except every fourth hundredth year]). But why 28 and 29 days when all the rest have 30 or 31? Would it not be fairer to take the […]
I MISSED YOU, TOO
Charlie Mac: ‘I start every weekday with your column and a cup of coffee. One of those things was missing today, and I want it fixed ASAP. I’m not paying you to sit around.’
☞ Well, to serve us better, our web provider (or whatever they’re called) changed server farms […]
THAT VIRGINIA SPEECH
Bruce: ‘I found a line in that speech on Virginia’s anti-gay amendment to be very descriptive: ‘We have heard from the other side that this amendment must pass sooner rather than later, as if there is some kind of crisis.’ To see the character of the crisis one need only […]
But I’ll get to that.
Judy M: ‘Re Friday’s comment, I can vouch for Commerce Bank‘s customer service. Open late weeknights, open Saturdays, and even open on Sundays! (Now another local bank started opening on Sunday to compete with Commerce. So they’re improving customer service even for other banks’ customers.) And […]
THE SUNDAY TALK SHOWS TILT RIGHT
Even leaving aside Fox, the guests are skewed 58% to 42%. Click here for details.
Andy Frank: ‘The Korea Fund you suggested in late 2004 – any thoughts on how far this goes?’
☞ It’s up 79% since then (including dividends), so the easy […]
REACHING A HUMAN
Jeff Bauer: ‘We really shouldn’t be doing business with companies that keep us from speaking to someone in their organization. But in practical terms, you can’t exactly cancel your account with Con Edison or Medicare. So Paul English has launched a new website: gethuman.com. The site also features consumer rankings […]
But first . . .
Shane Hubbard: ‘Find out what your home, and the homes of your neighbors, are worth on this free site, launched last week.’
☞ This is amazing. When I tried it on some Florida homes I know, the estimate was low but the level of detail was remarkable, […]
But first . . .
don’t forget the flowers, candy or card
(Happy Valentine, Sweetness)
Speaking of which (thanks, Roger) . . .
1. HER DIARY
Tonight I thought he was acting weird.
We had made plans to meet at a bar to have a drink. I was shopping with my friends all […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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