Month: December 2003

Sensing on Spurrier

Spurrier’s departure One Hand Clapping has some thoughts on Steve Spurrier, the recently departed head coach of the Washington Redskins. Anyway, what Spurrier has to consider now is that there are no off weeks in the NFL. He is playing the equivalent of Tennessee or FSU every week. There are no rankings, there is only […]

My favorites from 2003

I started MO in March for fun. It’s moved twice, from MSN Groups to Blogger and most recently to Movable Type on rented server space. It’s been a lot of fun, very educational, and rewarding. Here are some of my personal favorite posts from the past ten months, in no particular order. Who’s naughty, who’s […]

Naked people tip more

Phony Hiltons buy plenty of pizza Domino’s Pizza released a survey recently that indicates that the most common fake name used by people ordering pizza is “Paris Hilton.” How do they know which names are fake? Also According to the survey of 630 drivers, nine percent of people who answer the door in the nude […]

Mr. Fusion it ain’t

Russian nuclear engineers will light artificial sun on New Year’s Eve Pravda reports that Russian scientists have managed to create a magnetic field that is 20 million times more powerful than that of the earth. This will allow them to “bottle” a thermonuclear reaction, which could potentially be used as an energy source. They are […]

Well done, UN

Nuclear Program In Libya Detailed United Nations inspectors are ALL OVER the Lybian nuclear program. Mohammed ElBaradei, director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the Libyans exhibited “a good deal of cooperation” during the inspections Sunday, the first since the Libyan leader, Moammar Gaddafi, pledged Dec. 22 to give up the country’s efforts to […]

Good news from Tikrit

Sunni group in Tikrit acts to end attacks Tikrit, Saddam’s hometown, has been the center of opposition to US and Allied forces in Iraq. The people there remained mostly loyal to the deposed dictator long after his regime was destroyed. They helped hide him from our forces for months. But now, maybe, things are looking […]

It’ll be just like starting over

News is that Steve Spurrier has resigned as head coach of the Washington Redskins. Although not terribly impressed with his teams, I certainly don’t relish the thought of a new staff with new ideas taking over next year. Part of the problem the ‘Skins have had is inconsistency. I don’t know who’s available or interested, […]

Do you think this is true?

Why English is the new Lingua Franca An officer in the U.S. Naval reserve was attending a conference that included admirals from both the U.S. Navy and the French navy. At a cocktail reception, he found himself in a small group that included personnel from both navies. The French admiral started complaining that whereas Europeans […]