Category: news

Today marks one hundred days of moving forward →

Without getting “too into it,” I wanted to take a brief moment to reflect on President Obama’s first 100 days (a silly measure of success, @ best). Considering the enormous challenges he has inherited, and while I may not love each and every decision he and his administration have made up until this point, I …




iApps: ‘Public Radio Tuner’ streams NPR-type stations from around the country to your iDevice

I’m not sure whether to attribute my love of National Public Radio (and related content) to my parents incessant listening while I was growing up in the news-hyper Washington DC Metro Area, the fact that I’ve been commuting a rather sizable distance for the last 5 or so years, and/or to my lack of interest …




It’s Official: The Force is definitely strong in the UK

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In today’s intergalactic news, according to the BBC, 10 employees (8 police officers and 2 police staff) of Scotland’s largest police force (no pun intended), the Strathclyde Police, reported their official religion as Jedi.

But The Force fun doesn’t stop there:
About 390,000 people listed their religion as Jedi in the 2001 Census for …




Surprise, Surprise: 6-time NBA champion/5-time league MVP Michael Jordan elected to Hall of Fame




Phish is NOT planning a Texas festival afterall

Rumors of a possible early fall Phish festival just outside Austin, Texas have been quashed. Last night, Austin’s local Fox News affiliate posted an interview with the farm owner who says there is no secret concert in the works.

Back to work, everyone…




Rejected Inauguration ticket holders’ official apology packet “gifts”

Update: My packet arrived the day after I first posted this. Is anyone else still waiting to get theirs?

I’ve yet to receive my official apology packet from the JCCIC, but my dad (who lives in the DC metro area) got his last week. I thought it’d be nice to share the contents with rejected …




Rejected Inauguration ticket holders begin to receive official apology packets

Update: My packet ended up arriving on March 6, 2009.

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According to two local Washington, DC media outlets (WTOP / WJLA), the JCCIC has begun to mail out the promised official apology / commemorative Inauguration packets to rejected (purple, blue, and silver) ticket holders. The mailings apparently began to arrive as early as this …




Ticketmaster + Live Nation = The Devil

Update (Feb. 11, 2009): The AP is reporting that the Justice Dept. will indeed investigate the proposed merger to “see if the combined company would create an unfair monopoly in the ticket-selling business.”

And to think, as of last week I thought the (recently ended) slew of RIAA lawsuits against MP3-downloadin’ tweens were the worst thing …




Headline news: CNN makes much ado about nothing

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Following last year’s record-setting coverage of the 2008 Election and this year’s 2009 Inauguration, CNN remains at the top of its game, never seeming to miss a beat. Take this mornings headline – President Obama bumps his head – for example. Sounded like it might be serious and important news …




Headline news: Buy Obama, boost the economy

Relive history every time you sit down to a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate! That’s right. If you act now, this Set of Four Election & Inauguration Coffee Mugs can be yours for the low, low price of $44.95 (+ s/h)! That’s an incredible savings of $4.95 off the total retail value (if you were …