Monday, October 26, 2009

No Pummeling Allowed!

See, here's the problem:  police officers are not supposed to beat people up, no matter how mad they get.  I refer to this quote in the linked story:  "4 California Cops on Leave After Student Beating"

From the story:
"Siegel's attorney, Terry Bowman, says the video leaves out details that would show why the officers acted as they did."

This is always the defense.  And this is always the problem.  There is no justification for cops beating up suspects.  Reasons are irrelevant.  That's the point.  Apprehend, arrest if appropriate, but pummel?  Nope.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Sag is Old

Javier the Questioner asks why some men wear their pants so low, and why they don't just pull them up. As Jean and Shanta look on, Danielle shares some crucial historical knowledge about how the sagging movement was born and who was the instigator of this fashion statement.  (Best viewed directly from youtube for wide screen - click on the video twice).

Monday, October 05, 2009

It May Be a Fine Line, but I'm on the Clever Side of it!

So I'm not impressed by corporate hierarchy - I thought that made me a difficult employee; but it turns out I'm among the best!  Yay!  Vindication!

See LA Times book review: the Care and Feeding of Clever Employees.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Focus People! Focus!

LA Times: James Rainey thinks we're inundated with info and need critical thinking skills to engage us in the process of information culling, too: With Information Galore, We Need News Judgement.

There was a conference about it and everything! Maybe they were planning it while I was out swimming in the surf that day (see below: "In Which I Become Editor in Chief...").