Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Taking Stock of the Situation

Under the headline "Kids and Stocks", cnn.com has a video on teaching your kids about the stock market.

So, what does it say about me that the thought which popped into my head after reading that headline was of a Pythonesque "man on the street" segment about the general public's support for putting children and teenagers into stockades?

(And yes, the "Who has the money nowadays (ever?) to let their kids play on the stock market?" comments are entirely appropriate for this post.)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grand Late Opening

The News-Gazette reports that the renovated IMPE, now the ARC, is set to open Aug. 21st.

I would like to remind people that, according to the original schedule, it was supposed to reopen for the last semester of my senior year - i.e. two and a half years ago.

That is all.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

When Nerd Worlds Collide

So I was at a gamer party and since the host had a newer copy of Rock Band I was helping play through the "tour" phase to unlock the cooler songs. Whilst doing so, we discovered that you can buy for your rock dude avatar things a "Doctor What?" outfit, complete with shin-length coat and scarf, which was of course immediately bought and customized to a dark maroon color. Similarly colored pants were also purchased to complete the outfit. (And if you don't know why, go should join Adric on a certain spaceship...) The description for the "Doctor What?" outfit mentions something about being ready for anything with it, whether you're traveling through time or space. If only such stylish togs were more readily available.