Suspension of Disbelief

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I’ve been investigating various means of teleconferencing at work, from IP Phones, Skype, Netmeeting (what a pain H.323 can be!), as well as checking out podcasting. I think it would be fun for us to try it. You really have to check out the Little Grey Book Lectures. They are a monthly long form variety show held at the Galapagos in Williamsburg. I thought the most enjoyable one was on “Hints on Public Singing”, specifically on the history of U.S. Patent 1,573,696, M. Fleischer’s “Song Motion Picture Film”, otherwise known as “Follow the Bouncing Ball”, the forerunner to the karaoke machine. And yes, the bouncing ball was invented in Brooklyn.

Monday’s New York Post Editorial honestly believes that we should suspend habeas corpus because nobody can figure out how to charge Jose Padilla with a crime. What kind of Republicans are these people?

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