Archive for the 'Self-Indulgent Semi-Lucid Thoughts' Category

Playing Catch Up (The Rumors of This Blog’s Death Are Grossly Exaggerated)
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Ack! Ok so the time got away from me. Weddings! I blame weddings! My own (I’m getting married, something I have been loath to blog about ’til now) and other peoples’. I’m convinced that we’re all slaves to a zeitgeist – we pick up on what everyone else is doing, and subconsciously (or consciously) make [...]

On NPR Today
Sunday, September 12th, 2010

I did a segment on NPR’s Living on Earth show today, talking about the potential environmental effects of Obama’s infrastructure ‘Stimulus Plan B.” You can listen to it here. Radio is officially the best thing ever — I might be picking my nose during this entire segment, and you would have no idea….

Don’t Wanna Pay Taxes? Fine – We’ll Call ‘Em Something Else
Thursday, July 29th, 2010

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In the list of “Things I wouldn’t recommend doing”: After battling the summer flu for a week, which included three non-blissful days of throat-searing laryngitis, I went on Fox Business this morning to talk about finding creative alternatives to the gas tax. (Hell, if people don’t want to pay taxes, [...]

Definition of Madness: Going on Fox and Arguing For Higher Taxes?
Friday, May 28th, 2010

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Maybe so. But I did it anyway.

One Two, 80’s Horror Remakes Coming For You
Friday, April 30th, 2010

Yes folks, it’s Nightmare on Elm Street remake time! This morning I went on Mediabistro’s online radio show to talk about the movie with Jason Boog and Kiran Aditham from Fangoria. And a written (and much more detailed) review will follow. Just as soon as I drink some coffee and finish writing it.
UPDATE: Here’s the [...]

How to Run Away From the Internet (Or Just Travel for Fun)
Thursday, March 11th, 2010

I love traveling. Plop me in a foreign country with a map and a day or two of unscheduled time — there’s your true manifestation of contentment. But one cannot always be jetting around the universe, particularly when one spends 89% of one’s waking hours glued to a laptop and grumbling about how friggin slow [...]

Opinions Are Like Assh*#s, and Are Worth About as Much
Friday, March 5th, 2010

I have a confession to make: Sometimes I write in a state of total rant. This is hardly a surprise to anyone who’s read this blog frequently. These rants are the definition of reactionary writing — that is, they are simply exhalations of pent-up emotion, and aren’t necessarily indicative of any careful logic or reasoning. [...]

On TV to Talk High Speed Rail
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

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I hit the Fox Business studio yesterday to talk with Brian Sullivan about Obama’s plans for high speed rail. Just imagine if we could get around the U.S. without having to sit in some airport purgatory breathing re-processed air and downing earwax-flavored food. Yeah, I can’t really imagine it [...]

Let It Never Be Said that My Job Is Not Difficult
Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Behold today’s guest editor for The Infrastructurist. Look mom, aren’t you glad I did that whole law school thing?

Why Your Alien Abduction Movie Needs Malcolm Gladwell
Monday, November 9th, 2009

“The Fourth Kind” is just the kind of joyless tragedy porn that I love to write about — lame, ineffective, and a total victim of its own hubris. Also this one really needed a big fat dose of The Tipping Point (possibly the only time you will ever see me write that phrase, or think [...]