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Sunday,  06/07/09  10:36 AM

Hi y'all!  A little Sunday morning blogging, still recovering from my snow day yesterday (!), and anticipating a nice sail with Meg in the C-15 a little later, competing in the Westlake Cup.  I am a busy boy.  And tomorrow down to Vista for a few days of work work work, but first,

...the Ole Filter makes a pass...

Kobe fives Trevor in game 1 Thursday night; Lakers won 100-75Congrats to the Lakers, who dominated / blew out / overmatched [and generally made look silly] the Orlando Magic Thursday night.  It was 100-75, and it wasn't that close.  If the Lakers play like that the rest of this series, it's over.  Of course, they have been consistently inconsistent, so chances are they won't play like that the rest of this series, so it's not over.  Yet.

So the Pre is out!  And since I was otherwise occupied yesterday, and since I want one, I called around and the Pre is sold out.  Not one to be had anywhere around L.A. or San Diego.  Will keep trying...  in the meantime, TechCrunch notes a definite advantage of the Pre over an iPhone: push Gmail.  Since I use Exchange this doesn't affect me (both the Pre and the iPhone have push Exchange), but it does seem like a compelling advantage.

Daring Fireball reviews the state of Pre play: Palm Saturday.  "The iPhone was introduced at Macworld Expo on 9 January 2007.  On that day, Palm Inc. was screwed.  Their relevance in the industry had already been slowly draining, and they not only had no available products in the same league as the iPhone, they had no future products in the same league.  For all the mistakes Palm made to get to that point, and they clearly made many, it’s quite possible that they have done everything right since then... they did something few companies, no matter how deeply in trouble, ever do: they recognized that they were screwed and took drastic action. It’s an overused phrase, but in this case it is true: they’ve bet the company."  Regardless of how it ends up, Palm has already won, because they've already become relevant again.  Good for them.

stripes or dots? Too close to call :)Here's an interesting debate: stripes or polka dots?  (With regards to bikinis, that is :)  I think this one is too close to call, but I will monitor with great interest.  I would have to pick Denise Richards over Carmen Electra, stripes or dots or whatever, but YMMV.

In no way related to the previous post: Men married to younger women live longer.  "Now, it could be that guys who do not age as fast are more attractive in their 40s and 50s than guys who age more rapidly.  So they have an advantage over more rapidly aging guys when pursuing younger women.  Then they also live longer for the same reason they were able to get the young woman.  But some readers might want to play it safe and marry a younger woman just on the chance this might help."  Reported purely out of academic interest...

When GM's designs ruled the road, photos from 1925CNet has a great photo gallery from 1925: When GM's designs ruled the road.  How the mighty have fallen...

Looking at these pictures, I'm struck by the fact that aside from Cadillac, there was brand confusion even then...

Little Tykes Cozy CoupeThe top selling car in the U.S. last year?  Why, that's easy... it was the Little Tykes Cozy Coupe, of course.  "The Cozy Coupe sold 457,000 units in 2008, topping the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. In the '90s, it outsold both the Accord and Ford Taurus."  Not to mention it has maintained great brand recognition :)

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