Jan. 15th, 2009

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It used to be we'd put a note in a bottle, but in the next decade we get to put ourselves in a bottle, not to communicate with the outside world, but to understand ourselves a whole lot better.


Jan. 15th, 2009 02:00 am
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Reason 456 why it is we prefer to live on the lil' marble than live in a heated tin can. We have dirt, and can grow things here, to eat.

Or we could eat Silkworms.
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Best thing ever:

Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, Counselor Ed Gillespie, and Press Secy Dana Perino are the senior staffers who will remain at the White House, on standby. Monday is a federal holiday so the White House would be closed anyway. On Tuesday, Special Agent Donald White of the U.S. Secret Service will shadow President Bush, sit in the customary front "shotgun" seat of the limousine, and guard the President until noon. At 12:01, Agent White steps over to a position behind Barack Obama.
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Don't blame fast-food restaurants for why America seems so supersized. This new economic study from Northwestern University and UC Berkeley seems to disprove the the common nutritional myth:

The results find no evidence of a causal link between restaurants and obesity, and the estimates are precise enough to rule out any meaningful effect. Analysis of food intake micro data suggests that although consumers eat larger meals at restaurants than at home (even after accounting for selection), they offset these calories at other times of day. We conclude that public health policies targeting restaurants are unlikely to reduce obesity but could negatively affect consumer welfare.

This, just kicks the butt of about, oh, half the stuff I was given to understand last semester.
Niiice. Hey, at least we didn't have to wait 23 years to find out what they taught us in college was wrong. That was what, Winter Break?


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