Lorne…I mean Andy Hallet, is dead of heart failure at 33. This is an immense sadness (and a loss to the acting community), because Andy Hallet was an absolutely terrific actor. And a real trouper for putting on that green makeup every day for four seasons! Speaking of life and death in the Buffyverse, Alyson Hannigan had a daughter last week.
I’m glad to know that our invasion of Iraq has brought about the advent of modern laws, compassion, and general enlightenment. Oh, wait. No it hasn’t. Because if it had, Iraq would not be executing people for homosexuality on our watch. This, my friends, is why I am not a fan of sharia.
The OED3 is in full swing, and Examining the OED is my new favourite ultranerd hangout. If you love the OED (like I do) and are waiting with bated breath for the OED3 (as I am) or you just like the English language (which is pretty cool) you should definitely check this site out.
The madness in the American real estate market is far from over. Yes, that’s despite the much touted rise in home sales last month (which is really due to predatory sharks snapping up foreclosed homes). And no, the government is not approaching the problem in the right way, because propping up grossly inflated prices is not the answer.
For all the screaming about nationalization of banks, I would like to note that the only state-owned bank in the United States is doing just fine, and in fact appears to have largely escaped the credit crunch and other sundry delights of the financial crisis.
Economic status shouldn’t be a criterion for college admission, but everyone is aware that it is, even if colleges don’t always admit it. This year, they’re being much more open about the fact that they are deeply interested in the contents of family wallets.
I wasn’t aware that the President of the United States is also the President of the American auto industry. Oh, wait, he’s not, and there’s probably a good reason for that, like, say, that the POTUS doesn’t have experience as an auto executive. Economic recovery: you’re doing it wrong.
Apparently the rest of the world agrees with me when it comes to looking askance on Obama’s economic plans. He may not listen to me (or to smart financial advisers), but perhaps he will listen to global government leaders.