Archive for July, 2010

Born to Sequence

July 27, 2010

Over at Confirm or Disconfirm, there’s some disgruntlement about my re-sequencing of Born to Run. Which we have to take seriously, because John’s from northern Jersey and owns more Springsteen bootlegs than anyone I know. To wit:
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A hard way to make an easy living

July 26, 2010

A friend of mine asked me a thought-provoking question this weekend: What is the single skill one can have (or lack) that most strongly affects success (or failure) at poker?
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On Record Sequencing

July 19, 2010
On Record Sequencing

Driving to the grocery store yesterday, I heard Smokin’ by Boston on the radio. Which got me thinking — how many rock albums can you name in which every single song on the album gets regular radio airplay? I can only come up with two, and they are both arguably not legitimate. The first,...
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Gentlemen, do I have five numbers correct?

July 12, 2010
Gentlemen, do I have five numbers correct?

I love The Price is Right (henceforth, TPIR). Always have.  I love contestant’s row. I love(d) Barker. I love his skinny little mic. I love his scandals with Barker’s beauties.  I love the pricing games (Plinko is best, I will not entertain arguments to the contrary, especially not arguments involving Hole-in-one-or-two). I love how...
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On federalism, pot, and this November

July 8, 2010
On federalism, pot, and this November

There are very few things in politics that can be said with certainty or even near-certainty, but here’s one that I’m close to 100% sure about: there’s a whole host of staffers in the White House praying that California doesn’t legalize pot this Fall. If you haven’t been following, the odds of legal pot...
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Coupon Maven Update: Watch me ransack CVS

July 8, 2010

So since I last reported on saving 80% at Safeway, I’ve done some coupon maven-ing here and there. I bought five tubes of high-end toothpaste (Colgate with baking soda peroxide) for zero cents; I paid 72 cents for two bottles of shampoo, two Old Spice deodorants, a fancy new Schick Quattro razor and a...
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Research Note: Defining “the South”

July 6, 2010

Several times in the last few weeks, I’ve seen claims made about “the south.” Things like polling data that reported regional cross-tabs, political analysts claiming something distinctive about the region and the 2010 election, or just a friend conjecturing about some regional cultural phenomenon. And, as usual, none of the sources defined what they...
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