Archives for September 11, 2010

The Happy Planet Index

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You…

Happy Al Qaeda Day!

This is Al Qaeda day because it is on this day nine years ago that Al Qaeda, the terrorist organization that had been doing battle with the US for some 8 years or so, finally won the War against the West, resoundingly defeating George Bush by successfully completing the most terrorizing event to have been…

I went to an Indian Restaurant last time I was in Arkansas and this was the entertainment. The problem with a Sitar Sarod is that you can’t jump around on the stage while you are jamming with it. Hat Tip: Miss Cellania