East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2006/4/18

Linkage (40)

Filed under: Humo(u)r,Linkage,News — Erwin @ 3:11 pm

Did you read about the giant Mario Question Blocks that showed up on April 1 in an Ohio town and got some girls threatened with fellony charges? Here’s a follow-up on that, quite fun to read. 🙂


I’ve always wondered how reliable those (snail) mail address change requests are, now I know, not at all!

Since January, Fred Hill had used the Postal Service’s Web site to file 170 change-of-address forms since January, authorities alleged in court records. The same credit card had been used to pay the $1 charge for filing change-of-address forms online, they said.


Shannon made me aware of this Amar Plan, which sounds like the best solution for the Electoral College madness so far, as long a complete overhaul is unlikely to happen.

They get 270 electoral votes worth of states to sign a compact, wherein the states all agree to place their electoral votes as a block … to whoever wins the popular votes.

Only about half the states (by population) have to sign on, and there’s no prisoner’s dilemma thanks to the clever managing of the compact to not go into effect until there are enough states for it to work.


When the guy you contacted asks if you really meant to contact him… it might be worth to listen:

Now the buzz around town is a little different: the school had accidentally booked Jon A Stewart, a 39-year-old part-time wrestler and former motivational speaker from Illinois.

“Very often I get emails intended for Jon Stewart from Comedy Central that are mailed to me,” the wrong Jon Stewart said in a TV appearance after the gaffe was revealed. “And the first reaction, and the first response that I or my assistant make is: ‘Do you have the right Jon Stewart?'” But the staff at the DaVinci Academy in Ogden, Utah, assured him that they did.

Oops! 🙂

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