Counting the Cost

Somehow, I never seem to see these stories in the U.S. media. From The Guardian: This week, the BBC reported that the government’s own scientists advised ministers that the Johns Hopkins study on Iraq civilian mortality was accurate and reliable. This paper was published in the Lancet last October. It estimated that 650,000 Iraqi civilians […]


My old friend Industry Figure Larry Helmerich and I have long marveled at the booming housing subprime lending crisis. We recently asked each other why so many of the people that we know, who are seemingly smart, don’t see the problem with the surety that we see it? (And to be clear: housing prices are […]

“$9,000,000.00…Denny Crane!”

I’ve just gotten to the part in The Practice‘s last season where “Denny Crane” (William Shatner) makes his first courtroom appearance. He’s soooo funny, it’s hard to keep from laughing uncontrollably. (Season 8, Episode 17, if you want to know, although if you love Boston Legal, you’d probably much better start out with the first […]

“Dude, I invented the friggin iPod. Have you heard of it?”

The FSJ (fake Steve Jobs) weighs in.   The ‘About Me’ section makes me laugh.