December 2007 Archives

links for 2007-12-31

On The Day After Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me....

links for 2007-12-24

links for 2007-12-22

What if the Beatles wrote Stairway to Heaven?

If, by some magical time machine, the Beatles covered Stairway to Heaven in 1963, it might sound a bit like this:

According to the Eater of the Year Poll (which features contestants as varied as Joey Chestnut, Padma Lakshmi, Anthony Bourdain, and Chocolate Jesus), “writing ‘€œPadma Lakshmi’€ multiple times in your blog posts really boosts search engine optimization from India to Indiana.”

Well, we’ll see if mentioning the former Mrs. Rushdie really is all that….

links for 2007-12-15

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links for 2007-12-14

Sellers on Parkinson

Parky is just along for the ride….

See also Part II, Part III, and Part IV.

Related: Sellers does various English accents.

Now ain't that the dickens

Holy cow! You can now edit your photos straight from within Flickr!

Now, if they’d only add a way to export all your pictures….

links for 2007-12-03

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OK, so let me see if I get this straight.....


Yesterday in college football, the last weekend of the regular college season the following occurred:

I’m not sure when the last time the #1 and #2 ranked teams in college football lost on the same weekend, if ever, but that leaves us with the following situation:

  • #3 Ohio State will end up in the National Championship game.
  • It would make sense that the other team in that game would be the #4 team, which is Georgia, but… Georgia didn’t even win their conference.
  • Which leaves us with #5 Kansas… who not only didn’t win their conference, but managed to lose to #1 Missouri, who, as mentioned above, lost last night.
  • And then there’s #6 Virginia Tech, who actually did win their conference, but have been underwhelming all year.

Other teams with legitimate arguments for playing in the national championship game:

  • #7 LSU—SEC champions, but they did lose last week to an unranked Arkansas team.
  • #8 USC—PAC-10 champions. One of the hottest teams in the nation. Too bad about losing to Stanford.
  • #9 Oklahoma. Hey, they did just bump off the #1 team in college football…
  • And then there’s the long shot #12 Hawaii. They are the only undefeated team in major college football, and they have a QB who threw for 4,174 yards and 38 touchdowns on the year. When you consider that he basically only played in 10 games, that’s 417 yards per game and almost four TD passes per game. They have, admittedly, played a soft schedule, but there’s nothing they can do about that.

And if you thought the weekend in football couldn’t get any stranger, this afternoon features a game where the 0-11 Dolphins are favored to beat the 2-9 Jets. Not to mention the fact that the Monday night game features the largest point spread in NFL history….

links for 2007-12-02

  • “This land is Berkman, this land is my land From Catherine Bracy to Amar Ashar From Charlie Nesson the dean of cyberspace Berkman was made for you and me”
    (tags: berkman nesson)