McCain Unmasking Monday, Tech Tips, and Soccer Sundries

 The Time Finder posted information about some great computer shortcuts this morning – along with a link to the NY Times article by David Pogue.  Who knew, for example, that you can use Google like a calculator?  And here’s a cool tip that I found in the “Comments” –

A little less known one I enjoy frequently and teach even more frequently is ctrl+enter for entering web addresses.

Typing google in the address bar and then pressing ctrl+enter puts the www. in front of it and the .com behind it and proceeds to go to the address.

Shift+enter does .net, and ctrl+shift+enter does .org

Here’s an interesting article about McCain’s tics, grimaces and jaw-clenches in the last debate.  Stay tuned – I’m sure his unprocessed rage will find creative ways to express itself on Tuesday!

The site “Keating Economics” is going to be releasing a video at noontime (ET) today detailing McCain’s involvement in the Savings and Loan debacle way back when.  This is highly relevant history, folks – unlike the marginal and personal attacks being fomented by the Straight Talker’s sidekick.

The new edition of Rolling Stone offers insights into the life and times of John McCain in a wonderful piece by Tim Dickinson titled Make Believe Maverick.

In its broad strokes, McCain’s life story is oddly similar to that of the current occupant of the White House. John Sidney McCain III and George Walker Bush both represent the third generation of American dynasties. Both were born into positions of privilege against which they rebelled into mediocrity. Both developed an uncanny social intelligence that allowed them to skate by with a minimum of mental exertion. Both struggled with booze and loutish behavior. At each step, with the aid of their fathers’ powerful friends, both failed upward. And both shed their skins as Episcopalian members of the Washington elite to build political careers as self-styled, ranch-inhabiting Westerners who pray to Jesus in their wives’ evangelical churches.

In one vital respect, however, the comparison is deeply unfair to the current president: George W. Bush was a much better pilot.

God help us all!

Meanwhile, as we anticipate the WPS General Draft slated for today, I’ve been intrigued by this piece from Soccer Science about the Chicago Red Stars’ Social Media Strategy.  (After some household chores, here, I’m gonna be studying up – great stuff!)

Finally, HollyCornblog beat me hands down when we went head-to-head in Fantasy Football yesterday.  The Phillies won, moving on to the NLCS, while the Eagles lost (thereby reinforcing my slightly paranoid suspicion that two Philly teams cannot win on the same day.)  The Angels lived to play the Red Sox another day … the Shock swept the Silver Stars to win yet another WNBA title (and Katie Smith was named MVP) … and the beat goes on!

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2 Responses to McCain Unmasking Monday, Tech Tips, and Soccer Sundries

  1. Oh wow – i am so glad to hear that! (Although Howard Stern’s wedding?!?! Alice – just how closely do you follow Howard???)

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  2. Alice says:

    You do a great job BUT today you missed the really BIG news of the day: Sarah Silverman and Jimmy K. have made up–they were together at Howard Stern’s wedding (another breaking news item I’m afraid JordanCornblog missed). I think Jimmy saw the light after watching Sarah’s “Grandkids Schlep for Obama” video that is right up there with Saturday’s SNL sketch featuring Tina Fey of course as SP, but also Queen Latifah whose portrayal of Gwen Ifill was not only oh so close to the real Gwen but very, very funny as well. Not so funny was that Rolling Stone McCain feature JordanCornblog refers to. I couldn’t agree more: it was absolutely terrifying.

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