From the daily archives:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It’s Getting Hot Out There

December 21, 2011

Newt Gingrich stumbled badly when he complained about the negative ads being run against him in Iowa and asked Mitt Romney to get them taken off the air.  As Rich Lowry reminds us, a campaign is probably not in a good place when a candidate whines about process.  And it was definitely a smart move [...]

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Michael O’Leary on Ryanair Success and EU Stupidity

December 21, 2011

Trust me when I tell you:  it may be 17 minutes long, but you do not want to miss the following video.  In this clip from a European Union conference on innovation, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary tells the story of his airline’s success while repeatedly criticizing the EU’s boneheaded policies. I loved this speech because [...]

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It’s December 21 — You Have 1 Year Left!

December 21, 2011

December 21, 2012. One year from today. The Winter Solstice.  The end of the ancient Mayan Calender.  The end of Chinese cycles, global cycles, sun and moon cycles, etc. Potentially, the end of the world as we know it. You have one year… …to make money off saps who believe that stuff means anything!  What [...]

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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Announcement Trailer

December 21, 2011

Yup, I geeked solidly when I saw this today: The trailer moves a little slow, doesn’t show much about where the story is going, and alludes to a few vaguely important moments.  The Lord of the Rings announcement trailer was kind of weak too.  Then again, The Hobbit book was released in the 1930s, so [...]

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