The Daily Show is no fun to watch this week. There’s Hatfield v. McCoy altercation between Jon Stewart and a CNBC guy – Jim Cramer. I’ve seen this CNBC show for a few seconds as I cruised around the TV channels – I don’t know how anyone could stand to watch it for any duration. […]Read more "not my cup of tea"
The SF Chronicle has an article about the Census Bureau’s 2010 count, and describes census takers “tromping through the tenement apartments of the Tenderloin [and] the trailer parks of Redwood City”. I’ve lived in the Tenderloin – and the apartment wasn’t so great, but it’s all we could afford in SF, and some of RWC’s […]Read more "they’ll know where to find me"
The local CBS affiliate’s web site had articles about a recent survey of Redwood City residents – actually, one article with two different headlines. One headline says Redwood City Has Happy Residents Survey Says, the other says REDWOOD CITY: RESIDENT SURVEY SHOWS MORE CONCERN ABOUT GANGS, ECONOMY. The article text was identical.Read more "depends on your perspective"
I’m reading this book, The World Without Us, which offers informed speculation on how the earth would change if all people vanished instantly. Doesn’t say why or how we all vanished; we’re just gone. And a lot of the book is interesting – he covers a lot of ground, and seems to know a wide […]Read more "facts are optional"
The 149-year old Rocky Mountain News has stopped publishing, and the 144-year old San Francisco Chronicle isn’t likely to make it through this year. If the Pennysaver falters, then we’re done for.Read more "after the gold rush"