Friday, October 31, 2008


GM. Chrysler and the viability of the (indigenous) US auto industry in on my mind a lot. While product seems to have taken a back seat to management, here's a take on the upcoming Chevy Volt -the most hotly anticipated automobile to come from a domestic manufacturer in at least a generation- from a tech authority, Ars Technica. Of course, this sobering editorial in alt-news car site The Truth About Cars sums up what will probably happen to Chrysler (read: dead man walking) as the clock strikes twelve.

Shabbat Shalom.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Kath & Kim answers the burning question no one asked: What would happen if a vapid mother/daughter combo were fed a steady diet of junk TV and tabloid news. At least Molly Shannon, aka the female Will Ferrell gets facetime. I like her.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I'm not referring to the financial crisis, for which I am unqualified to comment and for which the sky may indeed be falling. I am referring to the election. Here are some of the cyclical comments I hear every four years:

  • This election really matters
  • The other guy will lead us on the roads to ruin for sure
  • That guy is a closet antisemite/muslim/socialist/hippie/elitist/liberal/oil sucking vampire
  • If that guy is voted in I'm definitely decamping to Canada/Europe/Israel
  • He's not experienced/too experienced
  • He's a hopeless outsider/insider
  • He's too young/old
  • He panders to the left/right/center/religious right/nutroots/netroots/loony left/Jews (always the Jews)
  • Twenty years ago he said that/did this/was seen talking to him/tied his shoelaces like that

My simple rules:

  • Vote your conscience.
  • Don't believe most of the dirt being dished -especially as we get down to the wire.
  • Politicians are by definition slippery
  • The world won't end on November 5th no matter who wins the election.
  • Once it's over, unite behind our elected leader.
  • Remember, it's always between a giant douchebag and a turd sandwich.