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My Year In Books

I didn’t do a lot of reading this year.

Duh

Undervaccinated community in Michigan has outbreak of whooping cough and measles among their children. Do these people think their parents and grandparents immediately latched onto vaccinations as soon as they were developed for fun? Or maybe it was because the risk of vaccinations was so much less than the actual misery caused by the diseases.

As the prophet Asimov wrote

Oh look, boffins are trying to make robots 3-laws compliant. Once again, reading science fiction has led to a duh moment as fiction becomes reality. Of course, in Asimov’s stories all the robots found or had loopholes created for them by humans. Spoiler: It never ended well for the robot.

There oughta be a law

On the opening day of law school, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the police go armed to enforce the will of the state, and if you resist, they might kill you.

Just wanted to share that thought.

Good job, NASA

Even if you did launch at some insanely early hour. And who are these weird voices. I’m used to the ISS guys. Voices I can trust for all my space rocket launch commentary.

Top X songs of 2014

Because Time and Rolling Stones lists are crap. Alright, the Stones list wasn’t so bad, just backwards, mostly. Of course with 50 songs to choose from it’s like “the songs that were released in 2014″.

This was pretty hard because most of the songs I liked from the first half of the year are from albums released in 2013. I managed though.

  1. Greens And Blues – Pixies. Yeah, yeah, doesn’t sound like them. Still love it. 

  2. Tourniquet – Jeremy Messersmith

  3. Alone In My  Home – Jack White. Also on that album, Just One Drink.

  4. Brill Bruisers – The New Pornographers

  5. Trainwreck 1979 – Death From Above 1979

Honorable Mention

  1. We Are Done – Madden Brothers

  2. Back To The Shack – Weezer. Because Weezer. Maybe not all the way back, but hey.

 

As with all SNL skits it goes on about a minute too long, but this is pretty good