Let me say publicly that DonBoy’s answer exudes a combination of intuitive genius and confidence that make me think DonBoy is going to do big things in his life. -- Steven D. Levitt (Freakonomics blog)
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I Think This Might be a Lawsuit

US woman dies after water contest
A Californian woman who took part in a water-drinking contest to win a video game system has died of water intoxication, tests have shown.

Jennifer Strange had taken part in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" game run by KDND 107.9 radio in Sacramento, which promised the winner a Nintendo Wii.

A work colleague said Ms Strange had reported her head was hurting hours after the contest and was going home.

Ms Strange, 28, was found dead on Friday at her house in Rancho Cordova.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

There's a whole genre of dubbed Gollum/Smeagol videos on YouTube. This one cracked me up.

Saturday, January 06, 2007
Still More Coors Light Press Conference Ads: Ditka and Mora

I've now become the guy whose job is to YouTube these. Three new ones appeared for the playoffs. The Jim Mora one is, for a change, obviously old (blurry) footage.

UPDATE: Just for posting all of these, I now have a combined viewing of over 133000 on YouTube. The Mora video was, at one point on Sunday, the 33rd-most viewed video in the category of Entertainment (English language).
From the Alumni Notes

High-status alumni magazines have a certain air about them. From the Yale Alumni notes on the Class of 1982:
[Six paragraphs of stuff about various people, at least one whom I actually know...and, in closing:]

Last but not least, congratulations on this day after the election (this is written on November 8) to Senator-elect Amy Klobuchar (JE).
The "JE" is for Jonathan Edwards, one of the 12 residential colleges at Yale. For non-Yalies, Sen. Klobuchar's identifying affiliations are "Democratic" and "Minnesota".

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