Wednesday, October 31, 2007

'NYT': Extra Hour of Daylight for Halloween Due to Candy Lobby?:
"But it gets even stranger than that. The candy lobby also played a significant role in pushing Halloween into daylight saving time, believing that extra hour of trick-or-treating in daylight would spur more candy sales but arguing that it would decrease deaths, according to Michael Downing, the author of 'Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time,' an amusing book about the myths and realities behind daylight saving time. "

But who goes trick-or-treating in daylight? All the kids/families I know of wait until dark to begin their rounds. Extending DST just makes them have to start an hour later than otherwise. It's more inconvenient.

via Robot Wisdom

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)****
Superb Wes Anderson film. It seems modest, it seems merely charming, but it's probably his best and most thoughtful film. And thats saying a lot. Remember, a director's style, signature hallmarks, etc. are not there for their own sake. This is a well structured movie.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Reaganomics Finally Trickles Down To Area Man | The Onion - America's Finest News Source:
"Kellener, who has cared for his schizophrenic sister ever since her federally funded mental institution was closed in 1984, said that he plans to donate the full $10 to the Republican presidential candidate who best embodies Reagan's legacy."

Yes, yes, we all know The Onion and it is usually spot on and hilarious but this bit seemed to me to hit all the right points. And the last one is the kicker: why do people who are left out of the "conservative" agenda, continue to support it?