A fast verdict 1

Verdict returned on Aurora gunman, guilty on all 165 counts. I don’t really have any commentary on the case itself, other than profound sadness at the senselessness of it all, anger about gun control issues; the standard feeling I have about mass shootings. What I did want to comment on is the “speed” of the ...

Reason number five million why I miss Colorado (special voting edition) 7

In Colorado I was on the permanent mail-in ballot list. Several weeks before election day, I would receive my ballot in the mail without having to do anything special for it, then peruse it at my leisure and mail it back, no muss, no fuss. Technically, they have mail-in ballots in Texas. But only if ...

I Snoopy danced through the election in Colorado

Two days late, whatever. So yeah, this happened.  As you can imagine, I’m pretty pumped about that, because the president of the United States hasn’t switched over to being an plastic manbot with a faulty truth chip. I’m pumped there are going to be record number of women in the senate. I’m pumped we have ...

Senseless 1

I got hit with the news about the shooting in Colorado about five minutes after I woke up this morning. This has hit a lot of people hard, as it should. And a lot of nerds, because it was at the premiere for The Dark Knight Rises. If you’re at the midnight showing for a ...

Burning

There’s a new fire near Boulder. It’s only 300 acres, but it’s burning the flatirons, it’s heading toward NCAR, and there are evacuation notices dropping. The High Park Fire is still burning at over 87,000 acres. My friends Susan and Galen have been evacuated from Colorado Springs. My best friend (their daughter) just told me that ...

Shame on you, Rep. McNulty

Well, I got absolutely nothing done after trivia tonight. Rather, I spent the last 100 minutes watching the #coleg tag on Twitter with a growing sense of horror. It was already a shit night, thanks to voters in North Carolina. But somehow, the disaster in the Colorado legislature is even worse than that. We had a ...

You know you’re from Colorado if…

My mother forwarded this e-mail to me, and I’ve kept all of the ones that I think are true. You eat ice cream in the winter. (Who doesn’t?) It snows 5 inches and you don’t expect school to be cancelled. You’ll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature. You have no ...

Woo at CU: The Everything Has a Price Edition 2

No fun name for this post, since it’s short and sweet. Stuart has the dirt over at his blog. A friend of ours let us know that there’s an article about the magical “because ions makes it sound sciency!” wrist bands at the Sports Business Journal. Unfortunately, the article is hidden behinda paywall. But here’s ...

Woo at CU 2: Electric Boogaloo 7

Remember a week or so ago, when I was unleashing my amazing Powers of Sarcasm on the topic of Powerforce bands being sold with the CU logo? I’ve gotten a reply, and I thought I would share it with the internets. To review: Powerforce power bands? Still total bullshit. Still claiming that “ions” are going ...

Your Ions. They Make Me Feel So… Confident 6

Recently a friend of mine – who wishes to remain nameless at this time – saw a product marketed at a CU Buffs football game. It’s the Power Force Wrist Band. I will note that the Power Force website is actually fairly unimpressive, particularly since it looks like a lot of the pictures are badly ...