- Cheney is too secretive for the White House. Wow.
- The unofficial kickoff event for Crashing the Gate will be at Austin's South By Southwest. I will do a book signing, participate in a panel discussion, and whatever else my book-tour overlords line up for me. Info on the rest of the book tour is currently being worked out.
- Speaking of the book, the special edition ships out next week, so those of you who bought early will finally get to judge whether the $25 was worth it. I've got my fingers crossed that you'll like it. And remember, the book is a free beer ticket. As for the pony, it depends on the outcome of the class action lawsuit currently addressing the issue.
- I'm not a big fan of the Olympics, but I almost prefer reading about the last place finishers than the winners. More personality in the cellar.
- Research suggests that playing video games slows brain aging.
A new study of 100 university undergraduates in Toronto has found that video gamers consistently outperform their non-playing peers in a series of tricky mental tests. If they also happened to be bilingual, they were unbeatable.
Is that the secret of my success? Nah, it probably has to do with me selling out to the DLC. The checks they send me every day make it all worthwhile.
- Charlie Cook notes that under best circumstances, the best Dems could probably snag in November would be really thin majorities. Enough for subpoena power, but not enough to wield real power. Thus, is it better to stay barely in the minority (where only a few GOP defections would stymie the GOP agenda), or barely in the majority, where they would share the blame for gridlock and be accused of "obstructionism" and blamed for every ill generated by this misbegotten administration?
It's actually a question I've been pondering a long time, and have meant to blog if I ever figure out where I stand on the issue.
- Casting call Wednesday for the Crashing the Gate commercial in Oakland. The commercial will be shot in SF on Thursday. Details here. Email email@example.com if interested and want to more information.