The Republican Agenda

New York Magazine on the playbook that the GOP has been using since January: The first element of the strategy is a kind of legislative strike. Initially, House Republicans decided to boycott all direct negotiations with President Obama, and then subsequently extended that boycott to negotiations with the Democratic Senate. (Senate Democrats have spent months […]

Most Valuable Global Brand

Coca-Cola has been knocked out of its top spot on Interbrand Corp.’s most valuable brands list by Apple. Coca-Cola then continued to lose the #2 spot to Google, pushing those poor, sorry bastards down to #3. Apple Inc.’s brand value jumped 28 percent to $98.3 billion and Google Inc. (GOOG)’s rose in second place at […]

Hamburger Shaped iPhone? Yes. Please.

Sandy Cannold for ABC News: “Why Record iPhone Sales Might Be Rotten For Apple” To me though, all this over-the-top fanfare and even the record-breaking first weekend of sales could actually be cause for concern. Now before Apple lovers pillory me and say that I have no idea what I am talking about, hear me […]

300 Sandwiches: An Analysis

I am absolutely loving this article about New York Post Page Six senior reporter Stephanie Smith and her boyfriend’s requirement of her to make 300 sandwiches before they get engaged. Because it’s mind-numbingly stupid, and that appeals to me on every level. My boyfriend, Eric, is the gourmet cook in our relationship, but he’d always […]

Hyperloop

Elon Musk, the dude behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and was a founding member of PayPal, announced his intentions for the Hyperloop transportation system yesterday. The solar-powered system, which Musk previously described as a cross between a Concorde, rail gun and air-hockey table, would shoot as many as 28 passengers in each enclosed capsule through a […]

Stop and Frisk

A judge has ruled that NY City’s Stop-and-Frisk practice violated the rights of New Yorkers. In a repudiation of a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy, a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities in New York, and called for […]

Cicadas On Parade!

The Huffington Post reports that we’re going to see some crazy on the East Coast this summer: If you live on the East Coast between Georgia and Connecticut, get ready for the air to be filled with billions of large, buzzing insects known as cicadas, a massive brood of which have been feeding on roots underground […]