November 20th, 2006

Tiger

Two snippets

From the GQ Interview with Al Gore

What’s the nicest thing you can say about George Bush?
He made a terrific appointment of Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Ok, Is there a second best thing?
I can’t think of another one, actually.

and

There are a significant number of people who appear not to know or care that I was Vice President of the United States, but who are very tuned into the fact that I uttered the immortal line, “I have ridden the mighty moonworm.”

Go read it. I really liked what he had to say about Bush's handling of 9-11.
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Angry Tiger

Dollar Coins

I've been advocating a complete switch to dollar coins for a long time. Apparently new dollar coins are being launched with various presidents on them, rotating appearances like the state quarters, instead of Sacagawea. Coolness aside, the main reason we need to switch comes from the same article I saw about the new design:

the government would save about $500 million annually in printing costs if it got rid of the dollar bill in favor of more durable coins

But then, I suppose $500,000,000 isn't "real" money.
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Secret ID

Funny

A friend of mine here at work just went to see a rapper named Jim Jones.
That's not so funny. What is?
They wouldn't let anyone bring in their own water.
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