Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lunchtime Musings

Google Ends the Fun "Google Bombs"

It seems Google may be getting a bit more mature in its business model. Google has tweaked its search algorithm to prevent pranksters from rigging search terms to create hilarious results. The practice was known as "Googlebombing." The most famous is probably the "miserable failure" search that used to pull up the White House website.


The "miserable failure" moniker still seems appropriate to me.


Air Force One and "Energy Conservation"


In case you missed it, last week President Bush visited Wilimington, DE to talk to Dupont employees about energy conservation and biofuels.


The visit was timed to support the Advanced Energy Initiative that Bush apparently announced in his 2006 State of the Union address. I don't know. I know it's 2007. Maybe he doesn't. Didn't he talk about this last year? How about this year? Yep. Same stuff. I saw his lips moving but all I heard was "Blah blah blah."


Does anyone else find it ironic that the President flew 98 miles from DC to Wilmington on Air Force One, a heavily modified 747 jet that uses about a gallon a fuel a second to deliver a speech on ENERGY CONSERVATION? The flight took 22 minutes. That's 2640 gallons for the trip. Not counting the escort fighters?, motorcade vehicles and police equipment that used fuel (none of it biofuel) on the trip.


At least Prince Charles gets it.



76ers


Thank god they lost last night. What the heck is up with this team? Before the Debacle last night, they were 4-2 in their last six and had climbed out of the fight for Greg Oden. Then, they go and play like CYO guys last night and it looks like we will have a horrible team the rest of the way that just manages to win enough games to select Yannick's son Joakim Noah.


Flyers


At least Ed Snider says it's all his fault. His wife looks pretty young for an old geezer like him.


Take it easy,


C

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