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Comings and Goings - Wednesday, January 30th 2008 9:16 AM
Breaking news this AM:  John Edwards will drop of of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.  Not really a surprise, considering how poorly he fared in...
Where are the Web Sites? - Sunday, January 27th 2008 4:05 PM
I spent some time today updating the political wing of my WEB SITE.   I tried to track down web sites for the various candidates running for the various...
Compare and Contrast - Saturday, January 26th 2008 12:46 AM
Posting music videos on the weekend seems to be popular in the blogosphere - not that there's anything wrong with that. So, without further ado, I give you Mr. Peter...
Fun with Slugs - Thursday, January 24th 2008 10:45 AM
At work, we cover news stories, and each story is assigned a "slug," a short title that we in the newsroom use when referring to the story.  In most cases,...
Check Your Math! - Saturday, January 19th 2008 11:53 PM
So, Friday morning, just as I was getting up, the mail arrived.  It turned out to be statements for a couple of bills that I had already paid, an offer from a magazine that...
Return Trip - Saturday, January 19th 2008 10:54 PM
Remember a while back, when the NYT wrote an article about the proposal to put tolls on I-80 in PA, and in that article, they talked to people, businesses, etc. in western...
When in Doubt, Do a Study - Friday, January 18th 2008 12:45 AM
OK.  So, you know how more and more state lawmakers lately seem to be backing the plan to privatize the Turnpike if it means there won't have to be tolls on 80?  Well,...
No Bloom on This Rose - Thursday, January 17th 2008 10:14 AM
In my experience, numbers from SURVEYUSA have been pretty accurate.  My station used the service extensively a few years ago, and their numbers for Kerry/Bush and...
Cruise Control - Thursday, January 17th 2008 1:17 AM
OK.  Let's try this again.  There's a lot of buzz right now about this video from Mr. Top Gun himself.  So much buzz, that the video I first posted, was removed...
Of Politics and Toll Roads - Tuesday, January 15th 2008 12:44 AM
Some comings and goings in the local Congressional races. In the 10th District, Republican Don Ely is out, and is throwing his support behind Dan Meuser.  You can...
The View from Across the Pond - Wednesday, January 9th 2008 11:23 AM
Here's a look at how the US presidential race is playing in the UK.  The Dems are getting most of the attention. These are four recent page ones from THE INDEPENDENT:...
Why They Play the Game - Wednesday, January 9th 2008 12:14 AM
Sports fans know.  The oddsmakers may have one team favored by 20 points over another.  But, when the underdog manages to pull out a win, they say, "This is why...
Word of the Year - Sunday, January 6th 2008 7:17 PM
Now that it's 2008, it's safe to reveal the 2007 Word of the Year, as chosen by the language lovers at the AMERICAN DIALECT SOCIETY. Last month, in THIS post, I noted that...
After Iowa - Friday, January 4th 2008 12:30 AM
The thinning of the herd has begun.  Dodd dropped out of the Democratic field just before 11PM.  Biden followed a few minutes later.  Haven't heard anything about...
Star Power - Thursday, January 3rd 2008 12:35 AM
At work, there's a video monitor that sits on a ledge very, very close to my desk.  This monitor is usually tuned to what we call "the live channel."  It's a satellite...
Sun and Snow - Monday, December 31st 2007 10:55 AM
Egregious - Friday, December 28th 2007 1:18 AM
Once upon a time, I had a book titled I Always Look up the Word "Egregious."  Billed as "a vocabulary book for people who don't need one," it was filled with "egregious"...
Year in Review - Saturday, December 22nd 2007 9:37 AM
JIBJAB style:
Hallelujah! - Saturday, December 22nd 2007 9:34 AM
Where would I be without my peeps in the control room pointing out little gems like this:
Oh God! It's Goya! - Friday, December 21st 2007 12:22 AM
As usual, I have questions.  But first, the update, courtesy of the Associated Press and the TOLEDO BLADE: NEWARK, N.J. — A truck driver accused of stealing a Goya...
Stop. No. Really. STOP! - Tuesday, December 18th 2007 9:16 PM
There's trouble at Southfork!  Will somebody please up and shoot J.R. agin afore this movie ever gets made?!? From the pages of PAGE SIX in the New York Post: JOHN...
It's a Mystery - Monday, December 17th 2007 11:29 PM
So, I've been thinking about this for a couple of weeks now, and I can't figure it out.  On December 4, this blog received 424 hits.  Granted, some of them were mine -...
Your Tax Dollars at Work - Wednesday, December 12th 2007 11:36 PM
This is from this year.    This is from last year. If you want to see more, click HERE.
Word Up! - Tuesday, December 11th 2007 6:52 PM
It won't be long now.  The suspense that has been building since January will soon be broken.  In just a few short weeks, we will know.  The AMERICAN DIALECT...
Guess What I Saw? - Sunday, December 9th 2007 6:11 PM
Went out for dinner tonight, and here are a couple of things I noticed along the way: Several gas stations now have regular unleaded selling for $2.99/gallon.  When I saw...