February 07, 2016
For the first year-long period on record, from Oct. 1, 2014, through the end of September 2015, the Coast Guard recorded zero operations-related commercial fishing fatalities in Alaska, a milestone in an industry known for its “Deadliest Catch” persona.
February 06, 2016
Julieanne finds another gear
Breakfast is the same thing, every day: denuded feldspar. I soak it overnight in Mexican creek foam to create a pudding, which I suck from a vinegar-soaked sponge. It’s truly hands free, which lets me simultaneously do my sun grunts and marinate my anus in squeezed orange pith.
Warriors earn 2nd longest regular-season home win streak in NBA history with 41-straight after beating OKC. NBA record is 44 by CHI (95-96)— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 7, 2016
February 05, 2016
This season we have outscored opponents by the most points in @NBA history through 50 games — 679.— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 6, 2016
Most wins by 25+ points in the @NBA this season:— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 6, 2016
1. Spurs - 14
2. Warriors - 6
3t. Thunder - 4
3t. Cavaliers - 4
Please let this happen
Moderator: Will you release transcripts of the speeches you gave at Goldman Sachs?
Clinton: We're looking into that, we said we'd look into that.
Sanders: Oh, I have them.
Sanders: But of course it would be wrong to read from them without my opponent's permission.
Crowd: Read them! Read them!
Sanders: Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read them;
It is not meet you know how Clinton spoke at Goldman.
You are not wood, you are not stones, but men;
And, being men, bearing her words to Goldman,
It will inflame you, it will make you mad:
'Tis good you know not what she has said;
For, if you should, O, what would come of it!
Clinton: You monster.
Sanders: I actually don't have the speeches. Why don't you release them?
February 03, 2016
Bob moves on
New York Times obit is here.
Durant to. become a Warrior?
February 02, 2016
Them Baptists got me in a Bible mood
Then Mary said: My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior, because he cast down his eyes to the low estate of his slave girl. Behold, after now all the generations will bless me; because the mighty one has done great things for me, and his name is holy; and his mercy is for generations and generations, for those who fear him. He has taken power into his arm, and scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has pulled down the dynasts from their thrones, and raised up the humble; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.
- Luke 1:45-55, Lattimore translation
February 01, 2016
A few brief comments on the Iowa caucuses
I was visiting with some Baptists in West Texas last week. They want a good Christian man in the White House, not some New York bullshit artist. They will come out in the rain to vote against Trump everywhere.
|You're not fooling anyone.|
So...go independent? Sure, but independents hate his guts.
Hopefully this is where Ezra Klein gets to do his victory dance.
January 31, 2016
I am going with "brilliant, but unsound."
Melo is that dude on Twitter saying that handchecking would stop Steph https://t.co/x15wU8SeN1— Justin Rowan (@Cavsanada) February 1, 2016
Most FG without a miss in a triple-double, NBA history— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 1, 2016
1966-67 Wilt Chamberlain: 18
1965-66 Wilt Chamberlain: 12
Tonight, Draymond Green: 9
I think Richard Nixon has the right take here
Run Kasich, or the know-nothings — Palin, Kim Davis, Bundy, every son of a bitch who’d take this country back to the Articles of Confederation, or worse — will finally get the keys to the liquor cabinet.
January 30, 2016
What great sportswriting looks like
Tufte gives this an A+. He's not wrong.
January 29, 2016
Here is my Buddy Cianci story
I heard Buddy Cianci interviewed on the radio during his first term. "What is the population of Providence?" the interviewer asked. Cianci replied: "For Federal grant-making purposes? 25 million."
He also once said: “The toe you stepped on yesterday may be connected to the ass you have to kiss today.”
January 28, 2016
January 27, 2016
This is nuts... 42-4
Warriors have scored 120+ points in 5 straight games First team to do so since the Suns in February 1993 pic.twitter.com/HJ4lY1saG8— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 28, 2016
The Warriors have dished out at least 30 assists in five-straight games, becoming the first team to do so since the 1994-95 Orlando Magic— GSWStats (@gswstats) January 28, 2016
Nemesis update: Spurs go all Kylo Ren on the Rockets
A little Wodehouse for a dreary January*
"Did you ever hear of a Captain Walkinshaw?"
"Captain J.G. Walkinshaw? Dark man with an eyeglass. Used to play the saxophone."
"Ah, I thought you might have met him. He trifled with the affections of my niece, Hester. I horsewhipped him on the steps of the Drones Club. Is the name Blenkinsop-Bustard familiar to you?"
"Rupert Blenkinsop-Bustard trifled with the affections of my niece Gertrude. He was one of the Somersetshire Blenkinsop-Bustards. Wore a fair moustache and kept pigeons. I horsewhipped him on the steps of the Junior Bird-Fanciers. By the way, Mr. Mulliner, what is your club?"
"The United Jade-Collectors," quavered Osbert.
"Has it steps?"
"I – I believe so."
"Good. Good." A dreamy look came into the General's eyes.
- From The Ordeal of Osbert Mulliner
* According to Google, this is the first time the word 'horsewhipped' has appeared on Eisengeiste. Late as the hour might be, I am at least relieved to have corrected this regrettable omission.
Back on the line
It’s not entirely the case that the Warriors don’t have a true rival, it’s just that the team they’re playing against hasn’t existed for nearly 20 years. With their Monday night win, the Warriors improved their record to 41-4, tying the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the best start in NBA history. At this point of the season, 72-10 seems like a very possible goal.
From Business Insider:
January 25, 2016
January 23, 2016
Let us begin
- Warriors lead NBA in points per game.
- Spurs allow fewest points per game.
- Spurs lead NBA in margin of victory.
- Warriors are second.
Monday night, Oracle Arena.
So, since you're all trapped here, and foolish enough to follow me, let me tell you about Pennsylvania.— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
My grandfather, who got me interested in elections years ago, takes a few minutes in January of every Presidential year since 1996— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
To tell me who wins the nominations, who wins the White House.— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
Often, quite colorfully.— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
So, just had the "let me spoil this whole thing for you that you love so much" talk with him for 2016.— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
*shivers*— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
I'm sure this is the year he's wrong. That'll be my public take on it.— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
I respect him, but his prediction completely defies every poll we've seen and is simply too outrageous to contemplate.— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
Alright alright, but only because I want it documented that he was totally wrong.— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
So here it is:— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
"It's going to be Trump versus Sanders and Trump wins easily." I laughed and he said "You laughed off my 2008 prediction. Laugh on, boy."— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
He opened himself up to be wrong sooner. "Sanders crushes Clinton in New Hampshire, 20 points maybe. Trump wins it by a dozen or so."— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
"Sorry to spoil your little adventure in New Hampshire."— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
We'll see, old man.— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) January 23, 2016
We need a posthumous Pulitzer here
Stopped reading there
The other minor software-related problem with the Compute Stick as it’s being shipped is that Intel didn’t get the Windows 10 November Update included in the default software load. This has happened with several OEM systems that we’ve received lately, and it’s just going to be a reality of life with Windows 10. Right out of the box, you might be facing a big download and lengthy install process to upgrade to the latest revision of the OS.