...actually play the Pac Man game posted on Google's main page.
Engineers will not use booms made out of hair to soak up the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
President Barack Obama announced on Saturday the establishment of an independent presidential commission to probe a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico....
Next thing you know we're going to have to have a Commissions Czar. Or maybe a Commissions Commission. Or, who knows, both.
The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday its embattled Minerals Management Service will be broken up into three separate divisions, as part of an effort to restructure the way the department handles offshore energy production.
It seems like after 9-11 the big solution, bureaucratically speaking, was to combine a whole bunch of agencies into one big super agency called Homeland Security, whereas here, after BP's oil blowout in the gulf, the solution is to break one agency into three smaller parts.
Increasingly, this sounds to me like rearranging deck chairs.
In fact the procedure here...
Obama plans to create a commission to investigate the cause of the spill, evaluate industry practices and study government oversight.
...is to just hunker down until the thing blows over, the same technique that's working so well with the Wall Street meltdown, the auto industry bailouts, the so-called long war, and countless other scandalous (OMG!) events of the recent decade or two. Or three. Or maybe forever.
"Da Bears Movie Dat Wasn't" will be a live reading — by George Wendt, Joe Mantegna, Robert Smigel, Bob Odenkirk, Richard Roeper (as a narrator) and Mike Ditka (as himself) — of a never-produced screenplay. Da plot? Da Bears are being sold, and beloved Soldier Field is being converted into luxury boxes for the rich.
Adjust da calendar accordingly.
Apparently, when you publish your Social Security number prominently on your website and billboards, people take it as an invitation to steal your identity.
LifeLock CEO Todd Davis, whose number is displayed in the company’s ubiquitous advertisements, has by now learned that lesson. He’s been a victim of identity theft at least 13 times, according to the Phoenix New Times.
Each year, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Mineral Management Service (MMS) picks both District and National recipients of their "Safety Award for Excellence" (SAFE), and again this year, Transocean's strong performance in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico earned recognition at both levels.
Yes that's right, boys and girls, Transocean wins a "Safety Award for Excellence" from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Mineral Management Service for its Deepwater Horizon well (among others) just last summer (less than a year ago today).
We're talking one serious bit of trivia here.
CLEVELAND – A U.S. immigration court has granted asylum to President Barack Obama's African aunt, allowing her to stay in the country and setting her on the road to citizenship after years of legal wrangling, her attorneys announced Monday.
(It's the Chicago way.)
About 3,000 [U.S. Air Force] communications officers are now cyberspace officers.
In all, 30,000 airmen have been shifted to the front lines of cyber warfare. The officers made the switch in April; the changeover for 27,000 enlisted airmen happened in November.
(And BTW, who says cyberspace any more? Sounds like something from a previous century, doesn't it?)
You can safely assume BP's lawyers are already at work to ensure that the firm pays not a cent more than $75 million -- not to taxpayers bearing cleanup costs, not to consumers whose gas bills will rise, not to businesses along the coasts that will lose a fortune. And BP won't pay more unless or until there's a law requiring it to.
BP has been making public statements about its supposed corporate social responsibility for as many years as it's behaved irresponsibly. It's the poster child for PR masquerading as CSR.
...I really think we ought to quit calling what's going on in the gulf a "leak" or a "spill." A leak is - well, you know, that little water that drips out around the edge of the spigot where the harden hose is attached? That's a leak. And a spill is something you mop up with a paper towel.
[Emily] Dickinson was a useful figure to two American eras with much in common. In the 1890s a rich nation unnerved by urbanism, immigration and racial violence was looking back with nostalgia for a simpler, whiter, rural version of itself. Dickinson, sold as a kind of village folk figure whose withdrawal was a rejection of the modern world, became a spokeswoman for that past.
She played a related role in the cold war years. As paranoia about Communism and nuclear destruction grew in lockstep with expanding American might, the country again dreamed up a yesterday, this one peopled by God-fearing pioneers. Dickinson, the nunlike individualist, again filled the bill.