Stuff from December, 2010

This is the archive of tumbledry happenings that occurred on December, 2010.

Poor & Drunk

Here’s a good quote from jonknee in a discussion about the business of televising sports, network exclusivity, blackouts, etc.:

Football is infrequent enough that I can go to a bar, but if I went to a bar for every baseball game I’d be poor and drunk all the time.

Milton Quote

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
John Milton
(Paradise Lost)

Hardtop Mini Cooper S

I find this little car to be a very interesting vehicle. Sharp looks, good gas mileage, fun.


A giant sunroof, too! Well, in proportion to the car.


Your favorite places aren’t that way because of their things and stuff, but because of their people.

A Girl A Boy and A Graveyard

Jeremy Messersmith - A Girl A Boy and A Graveyard:

She says, “Life’s a game we’re meant to lose.
But stick by me, and I will stick by you.”

Mick Jagger on Creativity

Mick Without Moss - The New York Times:

“You can delegate things to other people,” Jagger observes, “and you have to, to a certain extent, but if you’re not behind it and getting your knowledge and input into it, it’s not going to turn out as interestingly and probably it won’t be what you would like. It’ll be disappointing.”

Gladwell on Economics

If you want to understand corporate America and/or nationalized healthcare it is critical that you read this four year-old-piece. Three years before GM went bankrupt, Malcolm Gladwell clearly articulated their problem in his New Yorker article “The Risk Pool”: