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Friday,  10/31/14  11:35 PM

hope Halloween - scariest of 2014Boo!  Happy Halloween everyone ... (and so when did ghosts start saying boo?)

The costume at right most definitely gets my vote for scariest of 2014.  IRS targeting, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, Solyndra, Syria, the VA, Iraq, Ebola, ... the hits just keep on coming.  Next Tuesday can't come fast enough!

sexy Tootsie RollGood to know: slutty Halloween costumes, a cultural history.  "Halloween was about sex before it was about 'trick or treat,' and the wonder is that we ever saw it any other way."

Personally I've detected a shift; there now seem to be more scary slash weird costumes and less plain sexy witch / caveman dressing up.  Everyone has to be something amazing.  And the influence of mobile is strong; seems like every third person is an iPhone app :)

So be it; I will say, Facebook is always fun on Halloween.

Gone GirlTonight we celebrated Halloween ... by going out to see a movie, Gone Girl.  A weird movie.  The first 2/3 was great; a good setup for a nice whodunit, in which you ping ponged between hating the guy and hating the girl more.  And then the last 1/3 blew it away; a weird unbelievable pat ending which made no sense and left you wondering "so what"?  The critics liked it but we did not.


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Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji
The Nest
Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained