Nomological Net

Stray thoughts from here and there. The occasional concern for construct validity. No more logic. Fish.


faults in the clouds of delusion

Friday, March 20, 2009


Keith Olbermann smacks down the greed of the financial services industry. Personally. I think it's as good as rants get.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Messiah

I just watched Jon Stewart extract a full confession from Jim Cramer. Watch it at . He got the man to agree that financial news reporting has been "disingenuous at best, and criminal at worst". He got the man to agree to change.

He exposed him so bad, he almost made him cry.

I had never thought I'd see something like this on TV.

Is this the first crack in the glass that separates real news reporting and analysis from the dross that passes for it today?

One can only wish.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Living on the edge

In January, driving down the road near our house, a car coming the other way lost control, skidded across two lanes, and crashed head first onto us. Miraculously, no one was injured -- although it took a month to fix our car, and the other guy was totaled.

In February, introducing my tennis-buddy to squash, he aims a hard forehand at the ball and connects with my left index finger. Four weeks on and it's still swollen.

In March, snow-tubing during a break at a conference in Utah, the guy in charge of shoving the tubes at the top of the hill shoved my group off before I could get into my tube. I descended the slope head first, looking up at the sky, bearing most of my weight on my left shoulder. Nothing broke.

It's been a funny kind of year that way.