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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Links of the Day

UGA VII Dead at 4 - After just a little under two seasons, the University of Georgia's mascot died last week due to heart failure. The beloved dog, considered the sweetest of the line, was only four. For the remainder of the season a temp dog will be used for the games with a successor prepped for next season. As a fan, it is sad news and found Mike Luckovich's comic to be a touching tribute.

Microsoft Attempts to Buy Search Content - As a sign that Microsoft still thinks money is all you need to compete in this age of the internet, the company apparently is trying to buy exclusive search access to Rupert Murdoch's media empire. The net result is it could kick off a buying war for content that means the average user will have to use multiple search engines to try and get results. There are ways around that but the net result is it’s a stupid, classless move that accomplishes little but aggravate customers. If this occurs, I think the only proper response is a complete boycott of Bing and all companies that agree to exclusive search access.

12 Hottest Geek Girls - As a sign that maybe geekdom is start to flirt with mainstream (jocks still rule so not there yet); here are 12 girls that are as gorgeous as your average movie star. They are all outstanding but Jade Raymond edges out the group as most beautiful with Olivia Munn a close second.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earth Trailer 2 - A new trailer for the upcoming DC cartoon that pits the Justice League against the Crime Syndicate (an evil JL).

GOP Purity Test Planned - As a sign that moderates are not welcome, the GOP has started plans to introduce a "purity" test for any prospective candidates. If one doesn't meet at least 7 of the 10 requirements, then they will not receive funding from the Republican National Committee nor endorsement from any member as punishment for falling marching orders. So far all current Republicans meet the requirements which claim to be part of Ronald "Reagan's Unity Principle" even though most are philosophies he didn't support and all seem to be really about hatred of Obama then driving any core party values. It is a shame the party was not this driven when they were in power.

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