Thursday, December 07, 2006


  • Your first thought might be that there is some dirt in your eyes. But yes, that is red on your screen.  The market did sell off today.  The market leaders, AAPL, GOOG, and RIMM, all finished in the red.  But AKAM was up huge.  Decliners and down volume picked up into the close.  The Big Picture at IBD should be an interesting read tomorrow.  (Or tonight, for those of you who get tomorrow's paper today).
  • Looks like the BCS got it wrong!  No team is worthy of playing Ohio State"This year, our computer took hours to process the polls' relevant data—by which I mean the opinions of the nation's finest sportscasters, sports-radio hosts, coaches, color commentators, and ESPN The Magazine contributors—and determined that no championship game is necessary. No team in America deserves to even step on the same field as Ohio State, let alone actually play in a game against them."  Outstanding.
  • Nintendo Wii safety concerns...some gamers complain they are facing unexpected costs after losing their grip on the console's remote control and smashing their televisions and other appliances.
  • Minimum wage debating at Angry Bear.  Does it really make a difference?  I fall on the side that raising the minimum wage is a zero-sum game.  The only thing that will truly help those working at the minimum wage over the long term is improving their employable skills and making themselves more valuable.  I guess that puts me in the capitalist pig category.
  • Another thursday, another football game on the NFL Network, and another game available to relatively few households.  What's the point, fellas?  Are cable companies using the NFL Network as a bargaining chip to get access to the NFL Sunday Ticket, only available on DirecTV?
  • "I think this year more than any other year proves that the BCS is working," ESPN College GameDay anchor Lee Corso said during a live broadcast from Ohio State's campus. "The system does an excellent job taking into consideration things that poll voters don't even think about: strength of schedule, whether or not the team won their conference, total distance the teams' fans are willing to travel for bowl games, average amount spent on souvenirs by alumni, and grade point average. After all those things, it's Ohio State, baby. And only Ohio State."  Corso then put on the costume head of Ohio State mascot Brutus Buckeye and was met with cheers from thousands of students.
  • Cody on the semi-glut.  Sell semis; buy tech.
  • Six signs it's a scam, from da Fools.  (#7, being on da Fools website!)
  • A Terminator TV series"The Sarah Connor Chronicles"  takes place after the events depicted in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and follows Sarah Connor, a modern warrior and loving single mom to 15-year-old son John.
  • Bush awaiting more input before acting on a course of action in Iraq.  What's he waiting for, a 2x4 upside the head?
  • Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis, who said that despite his team's two losses, weak schedule, and unremarkable defense, he still felt in his heart that Notre Dame deserved a chance at the title

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