White House Unbuttons Formal Dress Code – NYTimes.com

When Mr. Bush moved in, he exercised his presidential decorating prerogatives and asked his wife, Laura, to supervise the design of a new rug. Mr. Bush loved to regale visitors with the story of the rug, whose sunburst design, he liked to say, was intended to evoke a feeling of optimism. The rug is still […]

Passengers tell the inside story of plane that crashed into New York’s Hudson river | World news | The Observer

Some passengers screamed, others tucked their heads between their knees, and several prayed over and over: “Lord, forgive me for my sins.” But a man named Josh who was sitting in the exit row did exactly what everyone is supposed to do but few ever do: he pulled out the safety card and read the […]

Links for 6/9/08 [my NetNewsWire tabs]

The Daily Detour: Who’s the Good Samaritan? Indy Insights: Fogo Not To Be Fo-gotten GSI Outdoor Ultralight Dualist Cook System from Backcountry.com Versions – Mac Subversion Client Amazon.com: Flip Video Mino Series Camcorder, 60 Minutes (White): Electronics dog with boobs on Flickr – Photo Sharing! Cabinet on Flickr – Photo Sharing! RepRap universal constructor achieves […]

Links for 4/14/08 [my NetNewsWire tabs]

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Links for 2/14/08

Waxy.org: My First Week Evolution News & Views: Leslie Orgel: Metabolic Origin of Life “Unlikely”; Complexity Requires “A Skilled Synthetic Chemist” (Part 1) (Updated) Information Arbitrage: “How to Lie With Statistics” a/k/a Ben Stein’s Modus Operandi Can Their Wish Be the Market’s Command? – New York Times TheStar.com | sciencetech | Turning physics on its […]

Headline stirs complaints, but real problems don’t | IndyStar.com

today, i see in the local paper that my wife has been sending letters to the editor: wonder how many people crying about the “racist headline” on Jan. 18 (“I ain’t kill them kids”) assumed the speaker was black without reading beyond the bold print? Many assume that uneducated blacks are responsible for heinous crimes […]

attention john crane: turns out your grandpa was right O_O

i have a group of friends that i, like everyone else who knows them, refer to as “The Crane Boys.” one of these guys is john, and he runs a blog called The Daily Detour, which focuses on american culture, and has a decidedly conservative evangelical stance. i’m rather fond of john and all three […]