Plus ca change
Those PC vs. Mac commercials are getting tons of airtime, with the release of the latest Windows behemoth, Vista. But did you know that the British versions have completely different actors? They're a well-known comedy duo, which has got to make the ads completely different. The US ones are very well acted, IMHO. But John Hodgman is too cute for me to disdain the PC.
An interesting book on pyschology just got republished. It addresses our collective irrationality; for example, why parents worry more about their child getting abducted than getting killed in a car accident. The excerpt on the website is really awesome.
Soon, it will be my least favorite day of the year. I like the Japanese version (chocolate obligation), which is about right. Actually, I really did like it when my son was in elementary school. Everyone in his class got cards from everyone else, and everyone got candy. I much prefer that version to the adult emotional pressure cooker.
And last, but not least, congratulations to Stewpants, on landing a great new job!