Archive for February 8th, 2010


Dancy with the Wolves

February 8, 2010

Claire Danes talks about the exceptionally prolific moral philosopher Jonathan Dancy on the Craig Ferguson show. Daines is married to Jon Dancy’s son, actor Hugh Dancy.

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FWIW, I rarely wear cardigans, I do not smoke a pipe, I do not indulge in tweed, I do not sport a beret, and leather pants? I’m strictly a leather long-johns kinda guy.

Incidentally, what the hell is up with the camera shot? Why so much headroom?


At Your Service

February 8, 2010

Looks like the Obama administration will announce today the formation of a National Climate Service. At this point, it’s only hearsay, as there are plans to announce a ‘major climate initiative’, but many little birdies lead this particular observer to conclude that the rumors are correct.

The concept of a “National Climate Service” dates back decades, but it found new life in the waning days of the George W. Bush administration and has been embraced by the Obama White House. The idea is to create a central federal source of information on everything from projections of sea level rise to maps of the nation’s best sites for wind and solar power.