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May 2002

May 31, 2002

An in-depth explanation of why magic markers defeat copy-protected CDs.

Duke gets a commitment for a 2004 point guard.

A blogger pays a nice tribute to the Spelling Bee kids.

The Detroit Free Press lists, for summer, "Something to do in every state."

May 30, 2002

Business 2.0 breathlessly reports more alleged Great Insights from Behaviorial Economics. By the end, though, the article sees the light: Behaviorial Economics is like ". . . a late-night bull session at graduate school: lots of fun, but what's the practical value?"

James Lileks--scroll down a little to the May 29 entry--explains who really goes to see those horrible Jason the Slasher movies. And he offers a Ph.D. dissertation topic. For free.

May 29, 2002

A cool site that ranks "Futurist" movies based on three criteria: plausibility, entertainment, and futurism. A Boy and His Dog, Planet of the Apes, and Sleeper are ranked too low; Gattaca is ranked way too high; The Boys from Brazil at #12 is about right. (It features one of my all-time favorite movie lines. Larry O. playing Simon Wiesenthal, says in this amazing, schmaltzy Austrio-German accent: "I may leef here emp-ty-hand-ed, but you . . . you are not goink anyVHERE!")

Bruce Bartlett carefully explains why oil is not running out.

What is the "Blogosphere"? Answer here.

Power naps are good for you.

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