Thursday, May 29, 2008

Semi-random thoughts

● They certainly are targeting ads on the internet. For a while now I've noticed that a lot of the ads I see seem to be aimed directly at me. I get a lot for a couple of companies I do buy from: Newport News and Staples. But what really brought this home was when I was looking at an article on The Times of London site, and there was an ad for American car insurance that even knew I live in New York.

● My wife and I were e-mailing were each other last night, forwarding e-mails back and forth about things we might want to do this weekend. This was despite the fact that we were sitting twelve feet apart--she in her office, I in mine. It's rather silly. After all, we do have an intercom.

● Gee, I sure wonder who at the New York State Assembly Googled me a little while ago.

Living with bears XXXIX

I haven't done one of these in a while.

Alaska: Polar bear killed near village in Interior

Tennessee: Bear-ly loving it: Bear takes officers on two-city chase

Washington: Puyallup WA park to remain closed in search for bear, Black bear remains on the loose, Unable to find young bear, officials give the all clear to reopen park, Black bear caught in Puyallup

Massachusetts: Police charge man in Granby bear shooting, Man Claims Self-Defense In Bear Shooting

Canada: Polar Bear in Trinity Bay

Switzerland: Problem bear killed by authorities, Shooting of wayward bear sparks criticism

New Jersey: Bear that broke into Vernon home target of search

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Plat du jour

NYP plates are reserved for members of the media (the P comes from the days when the press was the predominant medium). I guess this car is owned by a former media person.

Monday, May 26, 2008