07.31.07

The Idaho State Quarter

8:49 am - Jason G. - Commentary

Yeah IdahoFrom About.com:

The choice of the Peregrine Falcon for the main design device on the Idaho Quarter strikes most people as being odd, and with good reason. The Peregrine Falcon isn’t even the Idaho State Bird; the Mountain Bluebird has this honor.

I was surprised when I saw the quarter…  but then when I hear the other two finalists were “a tapestry of farmland” or the lyrics to the state song, I think the best of three mediocre choices was taken…

I guess a drawing of a potato would be pretty boring…  other missed gems might include outlines of trees, or mountains, maybe the face of JR Simplot, or even Napoleon Dynamite…  Yeah, I guess a generic bird is probably the best choice after all.

07.25.07

Burj Dubai

6:03 am - Jason G. - Technology

Even though it’s still under construction, the Burj Dubai is now the tallest building in the world.

07.17.07

Best States for Business

6:09 am - Jason G. - Business

NC came in 3rd in the Forbes list of Best States for Business.

Virginia and Utah were #1, #2, while Louisiana and West Virginia are at the end of the list…

07.11.07

Incompetence Knows No Bounds

6:23 am - Jason G. - Politics

 From The Consumerist:

Federal inspectors were able to slip a bomb past the TSA 5 out of 7 times, according to the Albany Times-Union. Here’s the best part: One fake bomb was placed in the same bag as a bottle of water. The TSA opened the bag, took the water, and let the bomb on the plane.

07.07.07

Enough!

9:12 am - Jason G. - Quotes

You never know what is enough unless you know more than enough.

– William Blake