Campaign logos

September 19, 2008

I love Obama’s campaign logo:

It’s
very savvy on the marketing front and makes for a much better looking
bumper sticker. I also like the fact that the quality of the original
logo allows for fun alterations as political commentary, like this:

McCain’s logo is pretty good, though not nearly as effective as the “O” logo or as ripe for mockery:

I suppose this was a good attempt at having a little fun with it, albeit before the Palin announcement:

Are there any other good cases out there of playing with either candidate’s logo?

9/11 links

September 11, 2008

from Miss Cellania and A Blog for All (via Instapundit).

Palin Rumors

September 8, 2008

Here’s a good list debunking or confirming the rumors that have been spread about Palin.

Best Slideshare Stacks

September 3, 2008

As posted by Guy Kawasaki. Big images on slides with few words seem to be the trends here.

Tigh / Roslin ’08

August 31, 2008

Someone has a great deal of time on their hands.

xkcd

August 28, 2008

Google Maps, from the xkcd webcomic. Also, MacGyver Gets Lazy.

Interesting question at the Austrian Economists. Similar to a recent topic at Marginal Revolution.

Literally Abuse

August 25, 2008

From Best of the Web, quoting Joe Biden:

The next president . . . will have such an incredible opportunity,
incredible opportunity, not only to change the direction of America,
but literally, literally to change the direction of the world.

DNC Protesters

August 25, 2008

You’ve got to love “Riot 4 Peace” as a protest slogan. More pictures here.

Watch it before it disappears.

Budget Hero

July 16, 2008

Here’s a fun little site: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/budget_hero/

Visualizing the Bible

June 19, 2008

Some interesting visualizations of the complexity and connections in the Bible (link via Visual Complexity). Some of the visualizations tend to be more beautiful than they are practical, though the social network of people and places displays a lot of interesting connections. I liked the image of the verse cross-references enough to make it the desktop background on my laptop. The creator also has a lot of other visualizations on the site that are worth a look.

Robert Reich lists the four factors he believes are behind current oil prices.

Pfleger’s Mistake

June 7, 2008

Cathleen Falsani has the full text of the Father Pfleger speech in which he said that “America is the greatest sin against God.” According to her post, Pfleger meant to say “racism is the greatest sin against God,” which does seem a lot more likely.

50 Best Pun Stores

June 7, 2008

There are some good ones on this list (link via Miss Cellania). I particularly like “Sofa So Good,” “William the Concreter,” and “Lox Stock and Bagel,” but they’re all pretty great.

Opposition Research

June 7, 2008

For those who want to know the talking points against their chosen opponent in the presidential campaign, you can find an anti-McCain site here (from the AFL-CIO) and an anti-Obama site here (from the RNC). I’m sure there are more on either side, but these are two I happened to find out about. They’re probably not much use unless you get a thrill from reading propaganda, but they may give some indication of the types of attacks we can expect to see from either side this fall.

A letter left in a pond by someone with an odd sense of humor.

Reconciliation Blog

June 6, 2008

For some good thoughts on the recent attacks on Barack Obama’s spiritual advisers, check out Reconciliation Blog, which presents an honest and open perspective and a forum for reasoned discussion.

For my part, I think it is legitimate to question Obama about his perspective on racial issues, just as it is to question McCain on the same issues. I do not think it is legitimate to demand that Obama defend every comment made by his friends and pastors or to attribute all of their beliefs to him. Likewise, it is silly to suggest that John McCain be responsible for anything ever said by someone who once endorsed him. I am hopeful that the general election campaign will focus on the issues facing the country rather than try to push the guit by association argument past the breaking point. Fortunately, I think the differences between the two candidates on the issues are so great that they will move to the top of the discussion fairly quickly.

Astaire/Jackson mashup

May 27, 2008

Here’s a fun video of Fred Astaire set to Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.”

Daft Hands.

July 2, 2007

This is pretty impressive: Daft Hands.

Microsoft Surface

May 30, 2007

I have to say, Microsoft Surface looks pretty cool.

Bad news for lovers of quality television.

Ban Comic Sans

April 24, 2007

A campaign worth supporting (link via Boing Boing).

One Billion Bulbs

April 23, 2007

I’m very happy with the compact fluorescent bulbs my wife and I have bought to replace most of our normal bulbs. If you want to try them, or want to learn more, check out One Billion Bulbs (link via Instapundit).

Boy Scout Merit Badges

April 21, 2007

It takes 21 merit badges to become an Eagle Scout. James Calderwood earned all 122 available (link via The Education Wonks). Pretty impressive.