Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Fame and fortune

Long story short, my dad stumbled into a Mastercard commercial shoot while visiting his hometown, Chicago, and ended up in the ad. You can see it online, for now at least.

He's the defeated-looking Cubs fan at the beginning (naturally).

Sunday, July 01, 2007

There'll always be an England

Because they know how to summarize. We would never see something as practical as this in an American newspaper:
1. Islamic militants are almost certainly responsible.
2. The attacks are linked.
3. The bombs are amateurish.
4. No suicide bombings.
5. Plots involve British citizens or immigrants who have spent some time in the UK.
6. Too much can be made of the 'Iraq link'.
7. Bands of brothers.
8. Message to the UK.
Read the analysis for each. It's short and to the point, and does readers the courtesy of thinking they will make constructive use of actual information.