Good, Bad, and Ugly

How often is often?

July 23, 2010

Race issues beset Obama’s ‘post-racial’ presidency

Conservatives had linked the tape to the NAACP asking the conservative “Tea Party” political movement to denounce racism by some of its members. Images such as Obama with a bone through his nose and the White House with a lawn full of watermelons are often displayed at Tea Party rallies.

Intolerance for errors?

July 21, 2010

Oscar speculation underway for “Inception”

JAPAN/By cutting among three simultaneous dreams, film editor Lee Smith’s work harkens to the granddaddy of bravura editing, Cecil B. DeMille’s “Intolerance.” Even New York magazine critic David Edelstein, who found a lot to criticize in the film, said of Smith, “He’s all but sewn up this year’s editing Oscar.”

Polly want a correction?

July 9, 2010

gbu parrot

“The Netherlands and Spain  will square off Sunday for the World Cup final, the first ever for both  sides.”

How big was the schooner?

June 23, 2010
Longest sea voyage in history(1:16)

Both in print and in the video you say he sailed a 7-foot schooner!

The wrong word…

June 21, 2010

Mark Twain’s tribute to daughter sells for $242,500

gbu twain 280Twain spent the last four years of his life recording his life for prosperity but included strict instructions that many of the pieces appear no sooner than 100 years after his death.

The country, not the university

June 16, 2010

Canada invites African leaders to G8 meeting

CANADA/TORONTO  (Reuters) – Canada said on Sunday it invited leaders from seven African countries as well as Haiti, Jamaica and Columbia to attend the Group of Eight summit it is hosting this month, citing a desire to make the event more inclusive.

Asbestos banned?

June 15, 2010

EnPro unit files for bankruptcy over asbestos claims

NEWYORK-EXPLOSION/Asbestos, once widely used in manufacturing, has been banned by the U.S. government after it was proven to cause cancer, often in people who were exposed by breathing in asbestos particles.

The wrong year…

June 14, 2010

 gbu olympicsI was just watching a news clip with a voice-over by a woman with an American accent.

Not Marines

June 8, 2010

A June 6 Reuters video report said that “U.S. Marines and Iraq” were working together in Basra.

A large WHAT?

June 2, 2010

Missing piece found in particle puzzle: scientists

SCIENCE/CERNThe search for concrete evidence of dark matter and of what it might be is part of the work of CERN’s LHC, or Large Hardon Collider, the world’s biggest scientific machine that began operation near full force at the end of March.