Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hell, No

If Obama tries to gut Social Security, I and every other liberal who supported him will rise up to kick his ass back to Chicago. Maybe back to Hawaii. Or, to the moon, Alice!

Don't even think about stealing the safety net from the people whose taxes have already been stolen to prop up the thieves on Wall Street.

There. Is. No. Crisis.

William Greider, The Nation: Looting Social Security

President Obama's Weekly Web Address

Obama's Elf

An 18 second giggle:

Monday, February 16, 2009

Liverpool St. Station Dance

A T-Mobile commercial, filmed in Liverpool St. Station in London last month:

Lie To Me, A-Fraud

NYTimes: Reading Microexpressions During a 2007 interview with Katie Couric, Alex Rodriguez demonstrated what Dr. Paul Ekman calls, from left, gestural slips, unilateral contempt and microfear.

The psychologist who inspired the new TV show "Lie to Me" reviews A-Fraud's 2007 interview with Katie Couric and finds lies aplenty. Shocking!

NYTimes: The Voice Was Lying. The Face May Have Told the Truth.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hidden Gems

Davis Museum, Wellesley.

That's the title of an article in today's Boston Sunday Globe with a review of some of the small undiscovered museums in this area. I particularly like the Davis Museum at Wellesley College which has a lot of contemporary art in a large, light-filled space, as well as the more expected collections of older art.

Boston Globe: Hidden Gems

Here are links to the museums mentioned in the article:

Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton (Admission is free until 2/25/09 due to installation of next exhibit)

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester

NBA Names Finals MVP Award for Bill Russell


AP: NBA names finals MVP award after Bill Russell

Whatever Happened To....Jason McElwain?

Remember Jason McElwain, the autistic kid who hit 6 three-pointers the only time he ever played in a high school basketball game? McElwain made an appearance at a local high school yesterday. He wrote a book, and the Southborough 7th and 8th grade basketball teams read it. The coach invited him to the school's annual Student-Faculty game. The local paper has an article and a video.

Metrowest News: J-Mac thrills Southborough crowd

[Jason] McElwain, who works at a Wegmans grocery store during the day and is the program assistant for the junior varsity basketball team in Greece, said he dreams of becoming a head high school coach some day and to continue creating autism awareness.

"I hope more people will have a greater awareness about autism and disabilities," he said.

Dennis Johnson Hall of Fame Finalist -- Finally

DJ in the Hall is a no brainer.

3-time NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP, 5-time All-Star, 9-time All-Defensive Team, a great clutch player. That's Hall of Fame in my book.

Boston Globe: DJ in Hall OK with [Dominique] Wilkins

Arizona Republic: Dennis Johnson among Hall finalists
Former Suns star could be inducted posthumously


Only one of these players is having a good hair day.

Not new news, but news to me.

The former captain of the Norway WNT, Olympic Gold Medal and World Cup winner Hege Riise has been named Assistant Coach of the USWNT.

Abby Wambach is back training with the national team. She's featured in the 2nd half of this Studio 90 piece (the 1st half is on Frankie Hedjuk of the men's team.)

And finally, from the USWNT's blog, photos of Heather O'Reilly with Nando, Kaka and Messi. Wow, soccer royalty meets soccer royalty.