President Obama wants good advice about science and technology and stuff. After that sentence, I think we all know that he isn’t picking me to sit on that panel. He did, however, ch-ch-choose Eric Schmidt, the CEO of some little startup called Google. I think they might have a web site or something. Not sure.
In sports news, Michael “Dogs? What dogs?” Vick is releasing a revised bankruptcy plan today. A judge rejected the plan his lawyers presented, which had Mike asking to keep “multiple houses, multiple cars, and a Ms. Pacman video game” according to ProFootballTalk.com. Vick was a talented athlete but a complete moron. He blew through most of his money and then went to jail for dogfighting, thus losing his lucrative NFL contract. He may come back and play again, but I doubt he’ll get the same paycheck that he had before. Trivia moment: Vick’s contract is still the highest any NFL player has ever signed. He never got all of the money, of course, but it was still a record contract.
The United Auto Workers may own 55% of Chrysler when all the wheeling (no pun intended) and dealing is done. Does that make them management? Can you stil be “labor” if you own the company?
This swine flu thing gets worse and worse. MSNBC is reporting that some folks in Mexico who had the virus were turned away by doctors. Nice. “Country faces criticism for seemingly slow, confused response to outbreak,” according to MSNBC.com. How hard is it to treat sick people? OK, we don’t always do such a good job of that in this country. Well, better than Mexico. I hope.
Speaking of swine flu, SuperEco has a list of ways to protect yourself… naturally. (You need to say “naturally” in a breathy voice to get the full effect of that sentence.) Tips include natural hand sanitizers and my personal favorite, “Limit personal interaction.” So stay inside and don’t talk to anyone. Works for me.
I think this article from the New York Times implies that hobbits might be real. Well, not exactly, but people the size of hobbits.
Tired of having so many DVDs around the house? G.E. may have found a way to put 100 of them on one disc using holographic storage.
Finally, this odd item: “A jet normally used as Air Force One rattled windows and workers Monday morning. President Obama, who was not aboard, was reported to be furious.” See, when you fly a plane over New York City and you get too close, we have bad memories. Apparently it was meant to be a “photo opportunity.” Guys, a little advice: next time, just buy a postcard.