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December 2008
Wed 31 Dec -- “things I want to forget” -- ¿viva la revolucion? -- breath test
Tue 30 Dec -- “restore the ceasefire” -- adaptive glasses -- Northern Lights from space
Mon 29 Dec -- “Bring me a one-armed economist.” -- 2010? (map here) -- “Where Yesterday Began”
Sat 27 Dec -- 2.6 million cubic yards of slurry -- become a bidder -- (female) dolphins of Shark Bay
Fri 26 Dec -- “best holiday ever” -- “abject failure” -- R.I.P. Eartha Kitt
Fri 19 Dec -- bonuses -- round 2 -- R.I.P. Majel Leigh Hudec
Wed 17 Dec -- Obama: Time's 2008 Person of the Year -- below $40 -- Antikythera rebooted
Tue 16 Dec -- warrantless wiretapping whistleblower -- the senators Kennedy -- 46
Mon 15 Dec -- “roving bug” -- “Oh, it’s just a shoe” -- freezing temperatures through next weekend
Sun 14 Dec -- “We’ve got some great other young governors” -- 1968 presidential election -- the big bounce?
Thu 11 Dec -- broken government -- open for questions -- 23 HOURS 59 MINUTES 60 SECONDS
Wed 10 Dec -- The Amazon Honor System -- Qi Lu -- HD 189733b
Tue 9 Dec -- UE Local 1110 -- warrants for stock -- Athens riots
Mon 8 Dec -- “you could have prevented it” -- e-vote transparency -- “withitness”
Tue 2 Dec -- gluteal osculation -- no acorns, no hickory nuts -- “Panda Garden”
November 2008
Wed 26 Nov -- blame the victim -- “2. It’s not a depression” -- tool bag lost in space found in space
Tue 25 Nov -- fear -- acidic -- “people are hungry and work cheap
Mon 24 Nov -- “tough situation” -- failed civic literacy (take the test) -- underwater volcano
Fri 21 Nov -- global dominance -- e=mc2 -- “say it’s your birthday
Thu 20 Nov -- “shut down immediately” -- “more problems than opportunities” -- 6,500-year-old Greek village
Wed 19 Nov -- “green movement good for business” -- “reconciliation and pragmatism” -- MRSA in Washington
Tue 18 Nov -- depression 2009? -- LIFE Google -- Rube Goldberg?
Mon 17 Nov -- market-coddling -- “24hr ATM DriveThru” -- optical images exosolar planet
Sat 15 Nov -- weekly YouTube address -- brass ceiling broken -- Seattle World’s Fair 1962
Thu 13 Nov -- individual liberty -- Obama campaign [re-]gift -- The Times?
Wed 12 Nov -- how to let yourself enjoy -- dangerous librarians -- Nuvopor
Tue 11 Nov -- Thank You Veterans (especially, Constantine Spyropoulos, my father)
Tue 11 Nov -- “wired” presidency -- surveillance -- Community Chest
Mon 10 Nov -- transfer of power -- “a sea change” -- ending the war
Fri 7 Nov -- “facelift” -- Change.gov -- R.I.P. Galloping Gertie
Thu 6 Nov -- “qualifications, not race, sealed victory” -- “it bends toward justice” -- “day one
Wed 5 Nov -- “the potential of our better self” -- “what do I do with myself?” -- Thursday 6 November 2008: Kenyan holiday
Tue 4 Nov -- Vote! -- “You don’t need to boo, you just need to vote.” -- 2008 election atlas
Mon 3 Nov -- VOTE!
Mon 3 Nov -- campaign ad -- Monitor abandons print -- appropriate technology
October 2008
Fri 31 Oct -- “idiot wind” -- say anything nice -- relief
Mon 27 Oct -- November surprise? -- “I’m going to win it” -- 1980
Thu 23 Oct -- Iran proxy war? -- R.I.P. Dora Fitzgerald -- socialism?
Wed 22 Oct -- “what’s to be confused about?” -- “stupid game” -- subsidence
Tue 21 Oct -- the right to vote -- WPA? -- “special” inkjet-printer
Mon 20 Oct -- first-class -- just “words” -- out of science
Fri 17 Oct -- Powell & Obama -- failin’ -- undecided voters
Wed 15 Oct -- domestic surveillance -- harsh measures -- re-animate limbs
Tue 14 Oct -- “2008 matters” -- “the next few weeks” -- “Why Not Healthcare?
Mon 13 Oct -- very ugly -- North Korea off list -- Columbus Day ’62
Fri 10 Oct -- Non-Proliferation Treaty -- Acorn -- vote!
Thu 9 Oct -- ‘handling’ mistakes -- voting stations -- Petraeus, Taliban
Wed 8 Oct -- “he did not slip up” -- bo-o-oring -- world view
Tue 7 Oct -- “John McCain has.” -- 8TA9D69 -- Le Seattle?
Mon 6 Oct -- make ends meet -- “dangerous anticipation” -- Star City
Fri 3 Oct -- “maverick” -- flow chart -- “design flaw
Thu 2 Oct -- “a new America” -- trickle-up -- “Can you be specific?”
Wed 1 Oct -- Boston Tea Party, 2008 -- rope-a-dope -- vote!
September 2008
Tue 30 Sep -- “rotten financial assets” -- “regulatory vacuum” -- “declare bankruptcy
Mon 29 Sep -- debt -- thumbs down -- illiquid
Fri 26 Sep -- Feds seize WaMu -- “suspends” campaign -- FusionMan
Thu 25 Sep -- bailouts -- Obama 10, McCain 0 -- 10^100
Wed 24 Sep -- $700 billion -- Obama 2, McCain 6 -- desk jockeys
Wed 10 Sep -- 49% -- 100s of 1,000s of head-on collisions each second -- Lance Armstrong
Mon 8 Sep -- Fannie & Freddie -- “impending US attack” -- crossing the species barrier
Sun 7 Sep -- magna cum laude Harvard -- 5-year high -- Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Thu 4 Sep -- Anbar -- laïcité -- omega-sub-b
Wed 3 Sep -- “anticipated address” -- reliance on Wikipedia -- “one box for everything
August 2008
Fri 29 Aug -- “U.S. provoked conflict” -- “unfair to Sarah Palin” -- 250 GB
Thu 28 Aug -- the global environment -- clothianidin? -- virus tweaks genes
Tue 26 Aug -- “they whine” -- nonexistent person -- north-south
Fri 22 Aug -- “without any basis for suspicion” -- “Grandpa Munster up five points” -- endless neat rows of grapevines
Thu 21 Aug -- “hyperpower” -- Phillip Butler -- Seinvista
Wed 20 Aug -- “...military power. That’s not the way to deal in the 21st century...” -- Chinese-American schism? -- 14 instead of 16
Tue 19 Aug -- top-two -- not 21? -- open-source textbooks
Mon 18 Aug -- catharsis? -- 2006 SQ372 -- Edwards! The Musical
Sun 17 Aug -- “roving bug” -- most trusted? -- Rick Steves
Thu 14 Aug -- “balance of power had already shifted” -- “only democracy” -- entangled photons
Wed 13 Aug -- excess-baggage fees? -- 8 × 18 feet -- 600 steps
Tue 12 Aug -- geopolitical games -- 14-year-old interviews John Lennon -- Sequim
Mon 11 Aug -- too young & inexperienced -- Where have you gone, Ross Perot? -- a Democrat in Texas
Fri 8 Aug -- missing votes -- properly inflated tires -- binaural beats
Thu 7 Aug -- about the economy? -- “I fear no man when I’ve got truth on my side” -- energy independence
Wed 6 Aug -- 6 August 1945 -- “i-Patriot Act” -- laddermill
Tue 5 Aug -- self-correcting spectacles -- perchlorate -- “smog watch
Mon 4 Aug -- R.I.P. Alexander Solzhenitsyn -- “I really don’t think he’s the guy” -- antidotes
July 2008
Mon 28 Jul -- asymmetric warfare -- “Americans devour superhero films” -- Cuil v. Google?
Fri 25 Jul -- R.I.P. Randy Pausch
Fri 25 Jul -- “prosecution of employers” -- “Batman W” -- “miracle in action
Thu 24 Jul -- solely wind power -- Google v. Wikipedia? -- balcony closed
Fri 18 Jul -- development index -- Earth-friendly energy sources -- Dear Friend
Wed 16 Jul -- new reality? -- 2005 FY9 Makemake -- 12 game streak
Tue 15 Jul -- “fuelishness” -- air marshals -- sports & politics
Mon 14 Jul -- Liberté, égalité, fraternité -- only $2.25 billion -- smoking
Fri 11 Jul -- FCC sanctions Comcast -- “Made for iPod” -- U.S. rail system
Thu 10 Jul -- iPhone 3G -- circular bike -- 12,157 [thanks for pics reddit]
Wed 9 Jul -- FISA “worse than you think” -- 1% of earth’s deserts -- “the final frontier
Tue 8 Jul -- Maliki timetable -- 5% of U.S. locations -- energy dome
Mon 7 Jul -- REX 84 -- Le style, c’est l’homme -- wind-farm operators ordered to curtail power generation
June 2008
Mon 29 Jun -- Iran -- “his to win -- or to lose” -- Mercedes-Benz, alternative fuels
Fri 27 Jun -- pollination -- Heller ruling, D.C. disappointment -- Unity
Thu 26 Jun -- seal -- vero possumus -- seal gone
Wed 25 Jun -- “beneficial use” -- Tran Trong Duyet -- “lack of attention to usability”
Mon 23 Jun -- “betrayal” -- R.I.P George Carlin -- Forvik
Fri 20 Jun -- FISA capitulation -- FISA roll call -- M’s McLaren relieved
Wed 18 Jun -- The Mississippi’s southward rush -- FISA “compromise” -- R.I.P. Edith Macefield
Tue 17 Jun -- Israel-Hamas ceasefire -- paper ballots -- personalizing
Mon 16 Jun -- Geospatial Technologies & Human Rights -- light-rail vote? -- unplugged?
Fri 6 Jun -- Iraq ~ al Qaeda -- Bush breaks record -- Volvo XC90?
Thu 5 Jun -- Article II -- “Neighborhood Safety Zones” -- IQOQI
Wed 4 Jun -- Bush congratulates Obama... before Clinton does -- USDA bee research? -- 2010 Volt
Tue 3 Jun -- the powers of the President? -- “surest path to peace” -- Lt. Gen. Sanchez
Mon 2 Jun -- gros michel -- burnt pancake problem -- Please Mr. Motorist
May 2008
Fri 30 May -- reprogramming $9.7 billion -- 1988 all over again? -- swap books
Thu 29 May -- “permanent campaign” -- forget about forgetting -- stopped moving
Tue 27 May -- steepest decrease ever -- “promoting democracy” -- Phoenix on Mars
Fri 23 May -- running mate -- $8 billion -- outsourcing
Thu 22 May -- scan -- visual escort -- NGC 2770
Wed 21 May -- CCTVs -- Climate Action Now -- “Sit at the feet of the master...”
Tue 20 May -- Controlled Unclassified Information -- list of citizens -- new agents
Mon 19 May -- world’s food system -- wind power -- wind farms -- gallium nitride -- QX314
Fri 16 May -- compromise? -- “permanent majority” -- OLPC XP
Thu 15 May -- Bush warns Democrats -- “openly radical” -- threespine stickleback
Wed 14 May -- “I’ve got a day job already” -- Generation Y -- 3 in 10
Tue 13 May -- terrorism prosecutions decline -- Barr v. McCain v. Obama? -- Windows 7
Mon 12 May -- “more deeply reported” -- legislative achievements -- nanoworms
Thu 8 May -- Obama v. McCain? (part 2) -- withdraw troops, 2009 provision -- oldest objects in the Universe
Wed 7 May -- Obama v. McCain? -- 1723 Antonio Stradivari “Ex-Keisewetter” -- memristor
Tue 6 May -- warrantless wiretapping -- e-voting -- MEND
Mon 5 May -- long-forgotten terms -- summertime gas-tax holiday -- vermiculite
Fri 2 May -- securitization, overborrowing -- market manipulation -- American Foulbrood
Thu 1 May -- NSLs -- poll tax? -- miniscule containers
April 2008
Tue 29 Apr -- “shotgun wedding” -- “policy mistake” -- “fluid intelligence
Mon 28 Apr -- Christos Anesti! -- calamari -- (Led?) Zeppelins
Fri 25 Apr -- $119-a-barrel -- “rethink suburban sprawl” -- “peak
Thu 24 Apr -- not joking -- “you walk wrong” -- XP
Wed 23 Apr -- “chronic Democratic migraine” -- rice shortage -- half a cup of joe
Fri 18 Apr -- paperless and unverifiable -- 13th Amendment? -- “scent trail
Wed 16 Apr -- McCain confusion -- Bush Defeats Truman -- new cancer treatments
Fri 11 Apr -- Sodertalje -- L.V. voting machines? -- Loop Quantum Gravity
Thu 10 Apr -- Orwellian perpetual war? -- Dalai Lama in Seattle -- N.J.’s electronic voting machines
Wed 9 Apr -- “Neolithic Lourdes” -- “masculine toys” -- U.S.’s first tax-supported public library opens today in 1833
Mon 7 Apr -- set to attack Iran? -- Sen. John Kerry? -- “bid undervalues Yahoo
Fri 4 Apr -- real resistance -- superbugs -- I love long baths
Thu 3 Apr -- Monsanto -- “Precambrian” -- Clovis
Wed 2 Apr -- “Down the Tube” -- GWBSP? -- FISA FAQS
Tue 1 Apr -- April Fools’ Day -- not April Fools -- “custom time
March 2008
Mon 31 Mar -- complete inventory -- “colossal symbolic failure” -- “Brain Rules
Fri 28 Mar -- NASA dependent on Russia? -- AEY Inc. -- Bond baddie?
Thu 27 Mar -- not Sirhan Sirhan? -- hospitable to E.T. (not us?) -- not peacock feathers?
Wed 26 Mar -- conservative revival? -- Boskops -- DB’s parachute?
Tue 25 Mar -- decline in migrant workers -- “safe homes initiative” -- new tanks?
Mon 24 Mar -- dignity -- South Carolina, Maine & Montana -- “mainframe
Fri 21 Mar -- “meddling” -- “Best Neighbor Ever” -- Dave Grohl for President
Thu 20 Mar -- Hagel -- 50th birthday -- “Seattle will stop buying bottled water
Wed 19 Mar -- R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke -- “The Street on Welfare” -- “candidate withdrawn
Tue 18 Mar -- constitutional rights -- “goodness, plain and simple” -- Edmontosaurus
Sun 16 Mar -- > $522 billion -- Electronic Frontier -- Googie
Thu 13 Mar -- closed-door session -- dolphin changes whales’s attitude -- best last lines
Wed 12 Mar -- “Montanans have themselves a fine Governor” -- 281 exabytes -- Please Do Not Block
Tue 11 Mar -- Boeing doth protest -- baseball is the best of all games -- R.I.P. The Wire
Mon 10 Mar -- No Such Agency -- ecofriendly Sidwell Friends -- Blue Brain
Fri 7 Mar -- “validated by a tester” -- “admiral has urged restraint & diplomacy” -- iso-truss
Sat 1 Mar -- war casualty? -- Pentagon picks Airbus -- Project 28
February 2008
Thu 28 Feb -- Iraq veto -- “black” -- not phoneless
Wed 27 Feb -- R.I.P. Wm. F. Buckley, Jr. -- in 4 easy steps -- Holga photos
Tue 26 Feb -- The Myth of the Surge -- free lattes at Dunkin’ Donuts? -- “transparency
Mon 25 Feb -- a lot like Canada? -- biofuel-powered 747 -- Valdez closure?
Fri 22 Feb -- 1968 Outer Space treaty -- weaponization of space -- “test of an anti-satellite system”
Thu 21 Feb -- decline in how much & how well Americans read -- stagflation? -- higher self-esteem
Wed 20 Feb -- Sisupalgarh -- 99.955% -- Saturn & Regulus
Tue 19 Feb -- useless -- Castro resigns -- how do you define “waste
Fri 15 Feb -- Bush in Africa -- time-share -- USA 193
Wed 13 Feb -- “rule by fear” -- surveillance -- vitamin D
Tue 12 Feb -- superdelegates -- bog sweet home -- Happy Birthday Thriller
Mon 11 Feb -- RIF -- inadequate -- abiotic
Fri 8 Feb -- R.I.P. Archbishop Christodoulos -- seizure of electronics -- Wiihabilitation
Thu 7 Feb -- “Euros Accepted” -- “a gyre of rotating trash double the size of Texas” -- typosquatting
Tue 5 Feb -- 24 + American Samoa -- $3.1 trillion -- “our JFK
Mon 4 Feb -- 2% -- “35 years of change” -- “right hook
Fri 1 Feb -- stimulus -- $44.6 billion -- vaguely Dickensian
January 2008
Fri 25 Jan -- welcome -- synthetic -- Commie plot? (General Ripper knew)
Thu 24 Jan -- ownership -- SS2 -- quinzie
Tue 22 Jan -- 75 basis points -- “off budget” -- 22 January 565
Mon 21 Jan -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- stimulus -- potential -- Real Change
Fri 18 Jan -- 2007, 1998 -- paper ballots -- mock pundit
Wed 9 Jan -- surprise in N.H. -- fraud in N.H.? -- XO
Tue 8 Jan -- Voter I.D. -- 0LPC -- SIRT1
Mon 7 Jan -- “sliding finger bug” -- “repeatedly violated the Constitution” -- Jupiter’s rings
Fri 4 Jan -- Im ready for change -- Wikia Schmikia -- Skins @ Hawks

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