Monday, March 31, 2008

thanou gets jones's golds

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Coolest guy ever

Notice the cigar.  And the parrot.  And the dirt bike.  And the riding boots.  And the cool ass leather satchels.  

And the foakleys.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

fwd from hallc: alumni mile

Chicago Alumni,

For the past several months I believe people have been talking about the first ever Alumni Mile. I wanted to send an email out to really begin preparing for this and making final arrangements. I have heard there is a lot of interest and would like to start getting entries and passing this along to others. Unfortunately I don't have emails for many of our alumni so if any of you are willing to help by forwarding this on to others I would appreciate it.

Here's what's going on:
Date: Saturday April 19th (following the last event of Day 1 of the UAA Track Meet)
Time: 4:00 PM (possibly 10 - 15 minutes later depending upon the conclusion of day 1 events)
Site: Ted Haydon Track - The University of Chicago
For those of you that don't know the outdoor track was completely renovated in September and they did a very nice job on the facility. Lights, field turf metric track.
Event: Alumni Mile

If you are planning on running please hit reply to this email and let me know.

Chicago Alumni Jersey:
If you would like to purchase an Alumni Jersey I could take care of this for everyone. Simply pass along the size you would like and if I can put together an order by April 5th I should be able to get these to anyone competing on the 19th. Not sure of pricing but would estimate about $18 per uniform top (possibly less depending upon the number ordered). I would purchase the uniforms through Asics.

Again, please pass this along to others or pass along emails to me of others.

Best ~ Coach Hall

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Netscape founder on Obama

Right before Obama set off to become a presidential candidate, the founder of Netscape, Marc Andreessen, got to chat with him for over an hour. Andreessen raises one obvious point which Obama supporters would do well to use as a reply to Hillary's attacks:
We asked him directly, how concerned should we be that you haven't had meaningful experience as an executive -- as a manager and leader of people?

He said, watch how I run my campaign -- you'll see my leadership skills in action.

At the time, I wasn't sure what to make of his answer -- political campaigns are often very messy and chaotic, with a lot of turnover and flux; what conclusions could we possibly draw from one of those?

Well, as any political expert will tell you, it turns out that the Obama campaign has been one of the best organized and executed presidential campaigns in memory. Even Obama's opponents concede that his campaign has been disciplined, methodical, and effective across the full spectrum of activities required to win -- and with a minimum of the negative campaigning and attack ads that normally characterize a race like this, and with almost no staff turnover. By almost any measure, the Obama campaign has simply out-executed both the Clinton and McCain campaigns.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


Fucking xenophobes
In my mind, the biggest issue on immigration is how we're shutting out so many qualified, educated, experts.  Thousands of honest engineers, academics, medical doctors, etc., can't get into the states to study or work these days because of a shortage of visas, and a rash of red tape. 

Soon enough, China, India, and Europe are going to start looking a lot more appealing to the world's finest human capital.  Talk about hurting the American economy!