Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Michael Bérubé Strikes Again

Michael Bérubé just posted a very good essay on the candidates and their disability policies. I really miss when he posted things regularly. I miss his snark, especially. Here's a good example from the most recent post:

So I thought I’d write a little something about the candidates’ policy positions on disability, because apparently (a) no one knows that the candidates have policy positions on disability and (b) policy positions on disability are not as important as flag pins. Granted, disability policy never swings an election. And why should it? Unless you yourself have a disability, or unless you know someone with a disability, or unless you’re concerned about things like employment or health care, or unless you might get sick or injured someday, or unless you’re planning on aging, disability policy is irrelevant to you.

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Onion Headline I Expected but Didn't See

After The Onion displayed headlines like "Ringo Next" after George Harrison died, and "Ebert Victorious" after Gene Siskel died, I really did expect them to have a headline like "Gun Pried" after Charlton Heston died.

UPDATE (2008-04-10) Apparently I spoke too soon. Later that day, this showed up. I'd love to claim credit for nudging them to do it, but it's so obvious.

Why Introverts Don't Like IM

Speaking as a generally introverted person, and someone who really doesn't like IM or high interrupt rates, this seems about right to me.