Nov 26 '08
They recently posted a directory of the services that will be in the UW half of University Square, if anyone is curious about more specifics:
It looks like UHS will be dominating most of the tower.
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Nov 21 '08
Civic Literacy Test - Test your general knowledge of the United States history and government. I got a 79% (without cheating!) Which isn't bad considering the average elected official in the United States got a 44%.
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Nov 20 '08
Nov 19 '08
For a Washington Job, Be Prepared to Tell All - To apply for a job in Obama's cabinet, you have to fill out a 63-question job application which included questions such as "Please list the names, addresses, and phone numbers of cohabitants (a person with whom you share bonds of affection) within the last ten years." and "Please describe any diary entries that could suggest a conflict of interest, or be a possible source of embarrassment to you, your family, or the President-Elect".
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Nov 18 '08
New York Times: SE - A utopian New York Times dated Saturday, July 4th, 2009 includes articles such as "Iraq War Ends" and "All Public Universities To Be Free". A million paper newspapers of this were distributed in New York back on November 12th. The elaborate hoax is attributed to a group called "The New Men".
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Sprint Now - A giant widget by Spring (to advertise a wireless card, I think) showing random stats and figures of the world right now. Like there are 43 houses being built right now.
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Nov 14 '08
James Bond: Quantum of Solace
So, I might be the only one, but I thought the Quantum of Solace was much better than Casino Royale. Casino Royale was bit to slow for me, and Quantum of Solace really picked up the pace. It has all the car/boat/plane chases and ass-kicking we have all gotten to know and love, without the cheesiness or horrible special effects, of, say, Die Another Day. Plus the opening sequence and song was really sweet. James Bond's character may have not been as witty as Casino Royale, but his innovative use of objects for weapons and fancy espionage-ness makes up for it... plus I still got plenty of laughs. Definitely check it out. Let me know what you think.
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Nov 10 '08
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Nov 4 '08
Election Day in Madison
I've heard all over that lines at the voting locations weren't bad. I voted at 8:30am and the line was only 20 minutes long. For the post part it was very quiet (probably because everyone had just woke up) except for an intense discussion about the separation of Church and State prompted by the fact that our voting location was a Catholic Elementary School and they were selling cookies.
Supporters from both parties are out and about, and both were having difficulty keeping their signs upright with the occasional gusts of wind on an otherwise beautiful day.
If you haven't voted and don't know where, Google Can Help.
Added 2:00pm: My friend Kennis posted a photo of an Obama ad projected on the side of Memorial Library last night.
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Nov 1 '08
Thriller Dub - This is pretty spectacular. A French film school did their own dub of Michael Jackson's Thriller with a steady cam, across several different floors and rooms ... in one shot.
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