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6/3/10 “The Great Car Reset”

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Richard Florida writes in The Atlantic about “The Great Car Reset,” based largely on some good data from Nate Silver (which needs an update) and an Advertising Age article. From the Atlantic post: “Lasting prosperity requires investment in a new and more efficient economic system. We’ll never get there if we continue to spend every […]

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5/24/10 LOST: See you in another life, brotha (contains spoilers)

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Even though I haven’t really discussed it in this space, I watched LOST. Here are my impressions the day after the finale.

Note: if you don’t know or care about LOST — OR you don’t want to be spoiled on the ending — DO NOT read this entry! Again, SPOILER ALERT! (You have been warned.)

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4/30/10 danger + opportunity ≠ crisis

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The Chinese word for crisis doesn’t consist of the words “danger” and “opportunity.” Sorry to burst your bubble. A Professor of Chinese Language and Literature told me so. Those who are as pedantic as I will want to read more.

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4/19/10 Oberammergau or bust

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Running across old journal entries when spring cleaning can be a cathartic experience. It can also inspire trips to Germany.

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4/2/10 Compare and contrast…

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“Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors.” – George Washington, 1796

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12/8/09 Here Today

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I only discovered it was the 29th anniversary of John Lennon’s death tonight, hanging out at Good News Cafe with some of my nicest neighbors. I recently stumbled upon a recording of Paul McCartney performing at Shea Stadium last summer and was really touched to hear him play “Here Today,” McCartney’s tribute to John Lennon […]

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7/18/09 Brainwash Trailer & Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 18, 2009 Contacts: Dave Krzysik, 415-273-1545 Jason Gohlke, 510-684-6100 Brainwash Movie Festival to show 25 shorts, 1 feature 15th Annual Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Festival starts tonight in Oakland, continues 7/31 & 8/1 The New York Times says the Brainwash Movie Festival “pirat[es] a piece of that old Hollywood magic and […]

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