Some days I turn up more interesting Internet riches than others. Today was one of those days.
-- San Franciso Chronicle columnist Mark Morford runs hot and cold for me. But his writing style always is entertaining. I loved his tale of visiting a Vegas bar and coming to see lions and lionesses rather than a Dude and his mini-skirted admirers.
And there he is, the big male lion, strong and haggard and terrible, watching over his pride of lionesses and sniffing the air for potential adversaries who might dare threaten his leadership position, take his women and gobble up his portion of raw antelope thigh.
-- Nailed it! I wonder how many of the crazies who've been screaming "liar, liar!" at congresspeople who hold health care forums would get eight out of eight correct on a CNN Test Your Health Care Debate Knowledge quiz. I did.
-- I use a Macintosh now. Stories like this one in the New York Times make me so happy I'm no longer in the clutches of the evil Microsoft operating system. Apple's Snow Leopard upgrade is about to be introduced. I've got a copy on advance order with Amazon. $30. What a deal.
Either way, the big story here isn’t really Snow Leopard. It’s the radical concept of a software update that’s smaller, faster and better — instead of bigger, slower and more bloated. May the rest of the industry take the hint.
-- Finally! A reason to grow older than 60: I'm less likely to get swine flu than those otherwise annoyingly youthful young people.
-- According to the fascinating Social Security Administration baby name popularity site, "Brian" has been hanging in there at an 80'ish rank since I was born. Check out your name and see how unique you are.
-- I'm #1 on You Tube! In an admittedly rather obscure category. And not in terms of views yet, because my video only was posted a few days ago. But if someone is searching for "dog stalking chipmunk," our Serena is at the top of the results.