Election 2016: How Close Was It, Actually?

Here are the 2008 Election Results: Here are the 2016 Election Results, to date: You probably know now that Donald Trump had 279 Electoral College votes, and 59,611,678 popular votes; Hillary Clinton had 228 Electoral College votes, and 59,814,018 popular votes. 270 Electoral College votes wins. Those numbers are tight, so the race was won …

Highlights: fancy cars and dental floss

Z knows more – way more – about cars than I do, but between us, I’m the one who wants a classic car more. Possibly because, when push comes to shove, I’m the less financially responsible. If money were no object, Z would opt for a nice, well-running German import, slightly newer model. I’m the …

Highlights: Bears, Marriage, and a Bad Park Job

Welcome to British Columbia Domestic violence as a precusor to mass shootings. The link is strong. On marital weight gain: “Forget the “Fasting Diet.” It sounds like the “Maybe We Should Constantly Be Threatening Each Other With Divorce Diet” really does the trick.” Made me laugh: when your dad decides enough, it’s time for you …

Education as a Bubble

In light of Gawker’s bankruptcy, I read an old New Yorker profile of Peter Thiel. This stuck out: Thiel believes that education is the next bubble in the U.S. economy. He has compared university administrators to subprime-mortgage brokers, and called debt-saddled graduates the last indentured workers in the developed world, unable to free themselves even …