Monthly archives of “April 2008

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A pair of brass …

So I was reading a little bit about General Petraeus today in the New York Times. I took a quick look at his Wikipedia article and found something very interesting, his wife.

While a cadet at the US Military Academy, aka West Point, he dated the commanding officer’s daughter!!

WOW!!

For a 19/20-year old cadet to date the daughter of the three-star general that ran West Point must have been one hell of a pressure cooker. But not only did he date her, he married her two months after graduation!

Colour me amazed…

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I’m not sure what to make of this…

but Club for Growth (the radical Republican tax cut advocacy group) just linked to a YouTube video I made for my company, explaining “What is a prediction market?”.

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/04/what_is_a_prediction_market.php

I somehow doubt they know that they are currently featuring on their front page a video created by someone who’s a strong supporter of Barack Obama.

Like I said… I’m not sure what to think…

(If you’d like to watch the video, click here to get to it on YouTube.)

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Must-read blog

If you’re looking for a fun, low-traffic post that is both thought-provoking, funny and simply a must-read, try Ironic Sans.

I’ve talked before about the plugin he’s made to “uncensor the Internet”, but he also posts random cool ideas like the Bulbdial clock here:

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Another very cool recent post was on courtroom artists, of all things. He showed the pictures they’ve drawn and also the things they draw and paint outside the courtroom.

I’m a huge fan, and hope you check it out yourself!