Month: September 2007

Two Cows – The Silicon Valley Version

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You know those funny “two cows” emails going around? Such as here and here. Well I figured I’d add one more entry to the list:

You have two cows, both of whom go to a famous and over-rated university in Cambridge. One of them creates a me-me social network, the other stumbles upon and registers a great domain name, cowbook.com.

[click through to read the rest and see here for some more]

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Two Cows – The Silicon Valley Version

Cows_small

You know those funny “two cows” emails going around? Such as here and here. Well I figured I’d add one more entry to the list:

You have two cows, both of whom go to a famous and over-rated university in Cambridge. One of them creates a me-me social network, the other stumbles upon and registers a great domain name, cowbook.com.

[click through to read the rest and see here for some more]

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Article: Alan (Not Atlas) Shrugged

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(image from www.alansbubble.com)

From the September 19, 2007, New York Times:

Alan (Not Atlas) Shrugged
By MAUREEN DOWD

It’s a lost art, slinking away.

Now the fashion is slinking back.

Nobody wants to simply admit they made a mistake and disappear for awhile. Nobody even wants to use the weasel words: “Mistakes were made.” No, far better to pop right back up and get in the face of those who were savoring your absence.

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Article [and my comment]: The Nordic Option

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COMMENT TO Roger Cohen regarding his “Nordic Option” article, posted below:

You can’t just compare the top tax rate in Sweden vs. the top tax rate in the US. You say [S]weden’s top personal income tax rate of 56 percent would make Americans pale.” What you fail to do is a full comparison of what people get (benefits) and what they pay (costs). That would turn your simpleton conclusions upside down. [Click through to read the rest]

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Article [and my comment]: The Nordic Option

Nordicoptions

COMMENT TO Roger Cohen regarding his “Nordic Option” article, posted below:

You can’t just compare the top tax rate in Sweden vs. the top tax rate in the US. You say [S]weden’s top personal income tax rate of 56 percent would make Americans pale.” What you fail to do is a full comparison of what people get (benefits) and what they pay (costs). That would turn your simpleton conclusions upside down. [Click through to read the rest]

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Some great lines in here! Guy’s a real piece of work. The scary part is that if enough people think he looks like a president should look and sounds like a president should sound, then that’s good enough for them… they will vote for him… Just a regular ‘Merican guy.

From the September 13, 2007, New York Times:

Sleepwalking in September
By GAIL COLLINS

Fred! Fred!

He’s here. He’s tanned. He’s ready.

He looks like he needs a nap.

When it comes to overhyped underperformers, Fred Thompson’s entry into the presidential race was right up there with Britney Spears at the MTV awards.

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