Sunday, April 01, 2007

Sunday Burst of Weirdness

A couple items:

:: Here in Buffalo, we're always cautioning ourselves against trying to use "silver bullet" projects to revive our community fortunes. This means that we can't expect a single giant project to jump-start our economy. But of course, this is total nonsense; all we need is the right single giant project, and then the entire world will be coming to see what we just did.

All this is by way of saying that Buffalo could have been the place to build a thirteen-mile long dragon, but no, they're doing in in China. Stupid China.


:: A nifty take on the "Powers of Ten" theme.

1 comment:

Swan said...

Off topic-

For anybody who hasn't seen it yet, there is a great post on The Carpetbagger Report from a couple of days ago about the mainstream media's (specifically Time magazine's) ignoring the prosecutor purge scandal.

What explains the failure of the mainstream media to cover the purge scandal for so long, and so many other scandals? Do you think somebody just set up newspaper editors to cheat on their wives, and threatened to tell if the editors wouldn’t play ball when they come back some day and ask for something?

It wouldn’t be that hard to do, when you think about it. People wouldn’t talk about it.