Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The VOCO Clock is an alarm clock that wakes you with the soothing voice of Stephen Frye, the perfect valet.

"The VOCO alarm will lure a man from his secret recesses with the sound of gentle birdsong. This is followed by a discrete cough. Then the comforting words, "Good Morning, Sir," insinuate themselves into the room. This is followed by a message -- a different one every morning (there are three months' worth, before they start repeating, depending on how you use the clock). They say things like:

I'm sorry to disturb you, Sir, but it appears to be morning. Very inconvenient, I agree. I believe it is the rotation of the earth that is to blame, Sir."

Monday, March 26, 2007

Glenn Greenwald explains why the national media is failing in its coverage of the U.S. attorneys scandal in this post from his blog.

"The overriding goal of most of our national media elites is to preserve the prevailing Republican power system that rules Washington because of how beneficial that system is to them. As a result, they admire and want to protect those who rule that system, and thus reflexively view scandals which entail accusations of true corruption by our political leaders -- and especially unpleasant formal investigations and threats of criminal prosecution -- as frivolous and inherently false and unfair."