Sunday, September 27, 2009


"LOS ANGELES – A surprise arrest at the Zurich airport, detention at the hands of Swiss authorities, and a high-profile extradition process that could take weeks or months. The irony is that for Roman Polanski, the acclaimed director accused of child rape three decades ago, this latest ordeal could lead to the one thing he's lacked since: his freedom." - AP article, via Yahoo!

Seriously? In what way has he lacked freedom? He fled the country prior to sentencing. For the last 30-odd years, he's been able to go anywhere he wants within France, and apparently all over Europe. This wasn't a statutory rape situation, either. He took naked pictures of a 13 year-old girl, lured her back to this guy's house, drugged her, and raped her after she passed out.

Apparently many people are willing to look the other way, because he's a talented director. Well, Michael Vick, O.J. Simpson, and hell, even Bernie Madoff were pretty good at what they did, too. They all served time. And none of them were admitted child rapists, either.

I hate television

Do we really need TWO TV dramas about human lie detectors who wear suits with no ties?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

You're on the right track, but...

"G-20 leaders: Tie bankers' pay to performance" - AP Headline, via Yahoo!

Can we do this with Congress? Ron Paul tried, but as you can guess, not many people went along with the idea.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sam's Club/Costco Tires

The tire deals alone make these places worth it, if you own a car. They always have good prices on tires, with a solid (and free) road hazard warranty and lifetime balancing and rotation. But every couple of months they'll have a $70 rebate on Michelin tires, which seals the deal.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


The music industry wants Apple to pay a "performance fee" for the 30 second samples that are available on iTunes. This is like Nike charging ESPN a licensing fee for the privilege of running their commercials.