Inauguration-Flavored Transitiony Goodness

16 01 2009

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It’s almost here, people! Come Tuesday, Hopey McChangerson will take the Oath of Office and we’ll have ourselves a brand-spankin’ new Presidente.

A lot is going on in the lead-up to the big day, including one long-overdue event this very night:

At 9:00 p.m. Friday, the highest-level staffers will turn in their gear; and the West Wing will become a ghost town. Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, Counselor Ed Gillespie, and Press Secretary Dana Perino are the senior staffers who will remain here, on standby. Monday is a federal holiday so the White House would be closed anyway. On Tuesday, Special Agent Donald White of the U.S. Secret Service will shadow President Bush, sit in the customary front ‘shotgun’ seat of the limousine, and guard the President until noon. At 12:01, Agent White steps over to a position behind Barack Obama.

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Takes Me Back to My Days Interning at Initech

8 01 2009

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Geekologie truly has the best tipsters, no fake.

I thought I gave good interview until seeing this masterpiece. Ben Schwartz is kind of adorkable to boot. Video after the jump.
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Lady GaGa Alicia Keys-ifies ‘Poker Face’

8 01 2009

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Since Lady GaGa is one of this month’s music recommendations, I’m posting this acoustic rendition of ‘Poker Face.’
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Palinroll’d!

8 01 2009

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I think I just got Palinroll’d.

I’m sifting through today’s snail mail when I see an envelope marked, ‘Office of the Governor of Alaska.’

WHAAAAAT?

My gut response was OH-SHIT-HIDE-SHE-FOUND-OUT-I-CALLED-HER-RETARDED-AND-SHE’S-GONNA-GUN-ME-DOWN-FROM-A-HELICOPTER!!!!111!one11!! confusion.

A) Why won’t this woman go away and B) what the hell am I doing on a distribution list for Alaska’s state office? Does written correspondence have an ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’ button?

After having Ralphie (didn’t know he’s SWAT dog now, didya?) screen for anthrax and explosives, I cracked this bad boy open only to find some good old SPAM:
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Oy.

8 01 2009

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The traffic plan for Inauguration Day is out:

Almost 3.5 square miles of downtown Washington will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 15:00 (that’s 3:00 p.m., you philistine) on 19 January. Restrictions will end on the morning of 21 January.

DCist has the full deets.
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Wallpaper’d!

7 01 2009

A quick hit before bed. Enjoy.

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Thanks to itsandrew—a pro at emailing keepers.





Post-MacWorld Keynote Roundup

6 01 2009

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Lots of Apple-related posts today. I wonder why.

I’m not going to dwell too much on today’s keynote—plenty of outlets pretty much have it covered.

I do want to point out The Daily Beast, which—with three separate Apple-related stories—definitely had its sights set on MacWorld and the big news coming out of San Francisco today.
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