Facial Hair Envy

Carlos’ facial hair is getting better and better with each passing game. I’m wondering how long it lasts once summer comes. The chin strap might have to go in June/July but man am I hoping he keeps that waxed ‘stache.

Remember when thousands of fans would wear fake Matt Clement beards to games he started? We should do the same for Carlos.

Shame on 54 Senators

Below are the names of 54 senators who are OK with your child being shot in the face.

Think about that for one minute. They sold their vote to a vocal minority in the hopes of keeping their job and in doing so they failed to do everything they could to protect children from getting shot.

Two days ago bombs went off and civil servants ran towards the danger to save strangers. These 54 senators had to vote yes. That’s it. Not risk their lives. Probably not even risk their livelihood. They just had to say “yea” and instead they ran away.

These senators are not civil servants. They are the opposite of civil servants. They are out for themselves.

They will trade your child being shot in the face for their own status quo.

NAYs —54
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lee (R-UT)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Warner (D-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Right Tool: iPython Notebook

It’s amazing how a well made tool gets me excited for all sorts of projects I wasn’t even planning on doing until I got my hands on the tool.

I just spent 15 minutes with iPython Notebook and it makes me want to start all sorts of statistical analysis projects just for the fun of using it.

Now if only it wasn’t 11:30pm and I wasn’t dead tired.

Bios Better than Fiction: Norman Mailer

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/10/books/11mailer.html?pagewanted=all

“At different points in his life Mr. Mailer was a prodigious drinker and drug taker, a womanizer, a devoted family man, a would-be politician who ran for mayor of New York, a hipster existentialist, an antiwar protester, an opponent of women’s liberation and an all-purpose feuder and short-fused brawler, who with the slightest provocation would happily engage in head-butting, arm-wrestling and random punch-throwing. Boxing obsessed him and inspired some of his best writing. Any time he met a critic or a reviewer, even a friendly one, he would put up his fists and drop into a crouch.”