Friday, January 11, 2013

Motorcyclist crashes into ... Sailboat?

Here's an unexpected motorcycle crash, from

"How to crash a Yamaha FJR 1300"

The comments after the article provide some better explanation of what happened.  Thankfully the rider was okay.
That was a bike review for the french magazine "Moto-journal":
The bike tester, lolo, is fine (few bruises and one dislocated thumb) and even comments his own crash.
That is why the incident is recorded with such a good quality.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tax Policy and Behavior

We've all heard it a bunch of times.  "Rich" people don't care about taxes, they're happy to pay them.  Well, not surprisingly, that notion is complete bullshit.  Consider these two articles, one of which shows the hypocrisy of an Obama supporter.

From the Wall Street Journal:
"Review & Outlook: Costco's Dividend Tax Epiphany"

"To sum up: Here we have people at the very top of the top 1% who preach about tax fairness voting to write themselves a huge dividend check to avoid the Obama tax increase they claim it is a public service to impose on middle-class Americans who work for 30 years and finally make $250,000 for a brief window in time."

From the Telegraph:
"Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate:

Oops, looks like this link has gone stale.  The title tells the story, though.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Song of the Day: The xx - Angels

Another haunting, moody love song.  I guess I like these kinds of songs.

The xx - Angels

Monday, January 7, 2013

Song of the Day: Chairlift - I Belong In Your Arms

This song caught my ear the other day.

Chairlift - I Belong In Your Arms

What can I say?  I just like the sound and the mood of this song.  I hope you do, too, my seven readers.  :)

I also can't resist posting this picture of their lead singer.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

More Zuckerberg Hypocrisy

Except this time it's from Mark Zuckerberg's sister, Randi.  Consider this article from

"Yes, Randi Zuckerberg, Please Lecture Us About 'Human Decency'" by Dan Lyons

Yes, Randi Zuckerberg is complaining about privacy on Facebook.  Even the founder's sister can't understand the privacy settings, or can't understand the fact that everything you post on Facebook might be copied and shared by a "friend."

This story is really not that big of a deal.  So some insignificant picture got shared, so what?  Well, it just shows you what Facebook is all about.  There is no privacy, because Facebook doesn't respect your privacy.  Use it at your own risk, and be careful what you put on it.