"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Friday, September 26, 2008

Stewart, Colbert, Palin Interview, Bank Failures, and Lego Mac

Stewart and Colbert EW Interview - Click the link to read the interview that goes with that hilarious cover. In it, mostly Stewart, talks politics and how the press (doesn't) cover it very well.

Sarah Palin's Couric Interview - The more I see of Palin, the more she scares me. She really is like Bush in drag. Her information comes across as a series of talking points rather then original thoughts of an intelligent woman. Like Bush, when things go off script, say a follow-up question to her own response, she gets flustered. I am also amused how she keeps trying to turn things into a McCain discussion, which is to be expected, but it’s handled so poorly that it’s laughable. Even sadder, she seems to have drunk her own kool-aid. Its one thing to sell to people that being a neighbor is the same as experience. It is another thing to actually believe it. What should scare you is the continued Iran rhetoric (which smells much of Bush's Iraq rhetoric in 2000) and never second guessing Israel on any actions. If this candidate is an independent thinker, she sure is doing a bad job of expressing it.

Washington Mutual Fails, Bought - The bank failed and was sold to JP Morgan at bargain basement price today. The net result for consumers overall is a continued consolidation of the banking industry. The result for WaMu customers their bank has new owners but their money remains safe. For now anyway.

Wachovia Next To Fail? - WaMu has fallen, now Wall Street believe that Wachovia could be next. And sadly thanks to that belief they are selling off its stock left and right. The net result is it will probably become a self fulfilling prophecy.

Lego Mac Case - A time lapse video that shows the assembly of a Lego Mac Pro case. Pretty cool. Even better, you can order your own at the Lego Factory but the cost for the 2,558 pieces is $376.65.

Bricked Mac - Time-Lapse from RP Cuenco on Vimeo.

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