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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blogger has decided to cap its label structure at 5000 labels per blog, which, believe it or not, renders this blogging platform almost useless for me as a research tool. So I've decided to finally bite the bullet and move to WordPress, effective immediately. I haven't got things looking quite like I want yet, but the basic idea is up and new posts are going to start appearing over there beginning immediately.



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Monday, November 16, 2009

Today's coolest ten-year-old in the world.*

* award subject to revocation if it turns out his parents put him up to it

The wisdom of the market has determined originality is overrated.

Which is the only original feature film to make it into the the top 20 grossing films of this decade (so far)?

Finding Nemo, which lands at #15 with $864.6 million.

If you take a look at the top 30 films from this decade, there is only one other original film property among the bunch, that being…

DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, #30 spot with $631.7 million.

In fact, out of the top 50 grossing films of this decade, there are only 9 movies based on original properties. And five of those nine films were created by Pixar Animation Studios.
This is my surprised face.

Mistakes Obama has made: Timothy Geithner.

Health insurance obscenity of the day: a twelve-year-old boy who has already spent his lifetime maximum benefit.


* The headline reads, "Las Vegas Nervously Watches The Water Drop."

* More likely that not, there will no major international climate deal at Copenhagen.

* NJ-GOV '13: Cory Booker drops the murder rate in Newark.

* The Nation considers the Palin effect.

* New York, after the flood. Via io9.

People or entities that share my birthday: LSD.

The best TV series of the 00s. I'm sad to say my record is 24/30, including the entire top fifteen. Via @drbluman.

How close is your state to committing Californiacide? Kevin Drum has your chart of the day.

How to speak like a 1950s hipster.

Fantastic Mr. Fox concept art. Via Drawn.

Today's my birthday!