Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Putting the Bull in a Bullet List

It goes like this. The cold lingers, just enough of a bother to leave my brain befogged (fine, wise guy, more than usual). I mean, it's like trying to operate at Palin level or something. Then there's paid writing to do, which takes longer when connecting words into, I think people call them sentences, is so hard. Plus there was putting together my first round play-off roster for fantasy baseball, for even with a crippled cranium I get into my league's play-offs, I'm just that good.

So, here's some quick shots of things that should be whole entries but that just seems too hard right now:
  • Tell me this is all true, that Quinnipiac is right and Obama now leads in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida. Then tell me that will be true November 4. If so, election over.
  • Someone needs to tell Wendy McCaw that the all black website is oh-so 1990s. Someone needs to help her program the site so it appears on Google--if you search her name the site doesn't come up on the first 10 pages. And while her "philosophy" asserts "her passion has been for all things living and providing them with safe and nurturing environments," it does seem odd she then only highlights animals, the environment, and historic preservation. If anyone was going to leave people out of the equation, it would be McCaw.
  • Offered without comment, but in fear and trembling, one scary sidebar to the recent economic mess from the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required):

    Wachovia bank has frozen the accounts of nearly 1,000 colleges, leaving institutions unable to access billions of dollars they depend on for salaries, campus construction, and debt payments.

    The freeze, which affects most institutions that invest their endowment income and other assets through Commonfund, has some colleges worried that they won’t be able to make payroll this period, said Verne O. Sedlacek, president and chief executive of Commonfund, which manages investments for nonprofit institutions. Many colleges use the organization's short-term investment fund for operating expenses, “almost as a checking account,” he said.

    As of last Friday, the Common Fund for Short Term Investments managed approximately $9.3-billion in assets for 900 colleges and roughly 100 private schools.

  • Yes, I still owe you a review of the great Okkervil River concert in LA last Tuesday. It's just that with all of Will Sheff's words is so hard to come up with words of your own to describe what the band does. Plus in one of his most catchy tunes he sings, "He's the liar who lied in his pop song, and you're lying when you sing along."
  • Was it just me, or did the Mets lose the other day?

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5 Comments:

Blogger Smitty said...

Tell me this is all true, that Quinnipiac is right and Obama now leads in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida.

Go check our post over at ATK today. Yes.

11:49 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

From right here in PA I told Tom H last week that this election is over. And over it remains.

In Mets news, this is nice.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

"Wachovia bank has frozen the accounts of nearly 1,000 colleges, leaving institutions unable to access billions of dollars they depend on for salaries, campus construction, and debt payments."

And for the product that pays my salary. Man, that venture capital investment that came our way couldn't have been timed any better. Whew.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

yep, 'dem new polls are looking promising aren't they? Although Rickey has it on good authority that Sarah Palin will find some new numbers and bring 'em back for ya.

5:22 AM  
Anonymous snarky said...

Someone needs to help her program the site so it appears on Google--if you search her name the site doesn't come up on the first 10 pages.

Who would link to her site to drive up her google ranking... oh, you, Craig Smith, Edhat...

So her ranking will go up, but since these are blogs, not as much as permanent links, and her site is new... so there is an automatic bias.

And she could link whore on the various ampersand sites.

10:13 AM  

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