500 years of trees in painting.
Screened call follow up.
One of the criticisms of solar I've heard is "But what about at night, huh?"

"Wow, you're right! Good thing peak usage of electricity is during the day."
as i was standing in line at the duane reade pharmacy yesterday i noticed that candy was going for $1.40 which seemed ludicrously expensive and this article backs me up on that. they used an average price of $1.14 for candy today which would translate to $.78 in 1979 (around the time i was a candy buyer) when the price was 25 cents.
Cooper is smart enough to be a coward. He knows what was true then and, sadly, is still true today. Will white consumers abandon a product once its brand is too black? Yes, they will. Will black consumers abandon a product once its brand is too black? Yes, not wanting to be stereotyped, they will. Even as multicultural image campaigns rightly lobby for more and better black representation in commercials, and as much as America now embraces the endorsement of certain black celebrities, the politically incorrect truth is that there’s a tipping point. The moment a product is “ghetto,” white consumers are gone—and then black consumers are gone, too.
lord saletan finds his muse.
i just liked this quote from barney frank:
“The Moral Majority supports legislators who oppose abortions but also oppose child nutrition and day care. From their perspective, life begins at conception and ends at birth.”
double oop
ive got the premium package (at a reduced rate for a year) so i get every movie channel and i am just astounded at the paucity of selection and the repetition. im sure the networks will blame the studios for the rates they charge to air the back catalog but its immensely frustrating to have 50 movie channels with nothing worth watching that hasnt run 100 times before in the prior six months. if neflix streamings selection is any guide, i assume the studios will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into a full catalog streaming future at a reasonable fixed rate.
too little, too late.
best commercial ever.
goal of the day
5 things...
Red meat issues
(via fb) decaying Hollywood mansions is recommended! just watched the trailer(?) for who is Harry kellerman....
battle royale v. hunger games
But like the Komodo dragon or Kirk Cameron, a few Golden Age shows remain in production even if their evolutionary time has passed. Larry David will keep kvetching as long as there's bile in his body, and the brilliant Breaking Bad has one more batch of crystal to cook. But with three full seasons stretching out before us like the red carpet at the Clios, Mad Men will be the last of the Golden Age shows to grace our flat-screens. With a typically outstanding new episode, the first in 17 months, due to premiere on Sunday, it's worth asking: Is it also the best?

in the age of brand management athletes generally try to shy away from anything that can be deemed controversial although in the age of twitter and tmz the mask slips more readily either by accident or design. so its a nice surprise to see the miami heat players step up collectively to make a statement by way of this group photo about that teenager recently shot in florida for being black.

id like to note this page is open to all posters. however, i reserve the right to decide what constitutes a sport. im looking at you, anglers! not really, i just see life through a fish-eye lens.
fwiw, this was written by baseball stats guru, bill james:
"That's the thing about regulating conduct; there is always some conduct that doesn't get policed. When baseball effectively prohibited its players from defending their good names with physical threats and small weapons, this in essence required the players to put up with verbal abuse from fat, pimply guys whom they could have very easily beaten the grits out of. People say things in public all the time now for which, if you had said them 40 years ago, somebody would have kicked your ass. We've regulated the ass-kicking, so the rudeness is out of control, and we wind up with Keith Olbermann and Rush Limbaugh doing political commentary that falls in the same general class as drunken, shirtless bellowing."