Are we tougher than the East, why don't airports use the same security procedures, Jon Stewart becomes an insider, the arm-wrestling champion, and what good was TARP?
Weizhi Rong sent this photo to us today from the mean streets of Manhattan.
It would appear a couple of half-hearted swipes of the rear side window area necessitated a break.(3 Comments)
Want to know whether someone is a conservative or a liberal? There's no longer a need to figure out how to work the question into a conversation ("How about that Obama, eh?"). Just look into the other person's eyes, a study out of Nebraska says. (LiveScience.com)
People normally respond to "gaze cues," or the direction that another person is looking, by glancing to see what caught that person's attention. The new study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, finds that liberals respond much more strongly to such cues than conservatives. The finding is the latest in a series of clues that liberals and conservatives may be subtly different on a biological level, said study researcher Michael Dodd, a psychologist at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Researchers are suggesting how you react to things around you might indicate your political leanings. Or not.
"I do tend to think that it is more likely that basic cognitive biases influence how you process the world, making you more or less likely to seek out liberal or conservative ideals," the researcher said.(8 Comments)
We continue the comparisons of the East Coast vs. Midwest blizzards.
The category is: time-lapse video.
Here's one shot yesterday in New Jersey. And, yes, that is serious accumulation.
And here's the best one (yes, it's a subjective assessment) from St. Paul's big blizzard earlier this month.
By the way, the record for the East Coast snowfall seems to be in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, where 29 inches fell. If that were the Twin Cities, it would be the largest snowstorm recorded.(6 Comments)
The East Coast had a slight edge in the "we feel sorry for you" category in today's News Cut Blizzard War. That evaporated the minute we saw this in the "handling the snarl" category:
That photo was tweeted by Brian Elmquist who noted, "Note to self. "When I'm elected office in a major metropolitan area. Prepare the plows before blizzard."
Come on, now, East Coast, you're not even trying here. First of all, there's not even that much snow in this picture and then you went all Kuwait-to-Basra-1991.
Secondly, check the car just below the bus. That car has been swept clean and shoveled out. That's his (or her) parking place.
How does Minnesota handle this? Observe: