Posts from December 2003

Saddam has left the building

Saddam has left the building
: Zeyad says people are seeing Saddam everywhere:

It is accepted as common wisdom today in Iraq that Saddam Hussein has been always on the run since April 9 and that he rarely sleeps twice in the same location. There is evidence that he regularly changes his trusted bodyguards and even executes some of them if he feels they are less ‘loyal’ to him than they used to be. All other evidence points out to the fact that he had properly planned for this probably for some months before the war, and had prepared secret hideouts that are unkown by anyone but himself with an appropriate amount of cash. Saddam had lived most of his life in hiding, he is now doing what he knows best.

Many people from various locations all over Iraq have alleged meeting Saddam all of a sudden….

And he lists a host of Saddam rumored sightings.

Brother, can you spare a….

Brother, can you spare a….
: So the Republicans want to put Ronald Reagan on the dime — in response to the CBS/Showtime Reagan movie. Jeesh.

The Democrats don’t want to get rid of FDR on the coin.

I’m with the Democrats on this coin toss.

With dimes — or aircraft carriers — we should wait until someone’s dead until we start building the memorials. In fact, building them while they’re still alive is, frankly, rather tasteless.

If elected, I promise to give all bloggers riches beyond compare

If elected, I promise to give all bloggers riches beyond compare
: Vote for your favorite bloggers.

Later

Later
: About to leave the MIT event. Snow, snow, snow. Back on later. Not too much later, I hope…

: UPDATE: Four f’ing hours. Four f’ing hours. Home. I wanted Starbucks. Latte liberals closed. Wimps. Pizza. Wine. More wine. And more wine. Later….

Overheard at Time

Overheard at Time
: At today’s MIT Media Lab event at the Time Inc. headquarters, Dan Ariely, a very impressive prof in media and economics, is speaking and is worried about exceeding his slot:

Ariely: I have no watch.

Person in audience: Time is money.

Ariely: Actually, it’s not.