Links for 8/18/08 AM

Monday, August 18th, 2008

After bailouts, Fed struggling with credibility

The Washington Post profiles Bob Barr

“I love ticks. They are highly evolved and utterly fascinating arachnids.” The Wild Party, a blog about urban entomology, is both creepy and fascinating.

British government urges butt clenches at the bus stop [Thanks, Baylen]

While in the U.S., men just buy butt pads

Starbucks not snobby enough for Australian palate

Chinese Democracy nearing release? There could be a Dr Pepper in your future

Jacob Grier

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7 Responses to “Links for 8/18/08 AM”

  1. #1 |  The_Chef | 

    That bug Blog is really rather cool … great photography too!

  2. #2 |  solinox | 

    I always knew the codpiece would make a comeback someday…

  3. #3 |  Cappy | 

    British Butt Clenches – “I want EVERYONE to remember WHY they need us!” – Chancellor Sutler

    V for Vendetta

  4. #4 |  Michael Chaney | 

    Two more via Instapundit:

    Buffalo Police batter their way into wrong house:
    http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/415938.html

    Drug Task Force falsely arrests 2 separate people:
    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/aug/17/innocence-no-defense/

  5. #5 |  Lloyd Flack | 

    Starbucks has obviously found that it cannot change the local taste in Australia. People prefer the independent cafes. They are cheaper and the coffee is more to the local taste. So much for the ability of marketers to create a perceived need.

    And yes a lot of the local cafes could be described as more sophisticated than Starbucks if that is what you are interested in. Personally I don’t mind the ambience of Starbucks’ cafes.But the real story is it failed because it was seen as providing a poorer more expensive product.

  6. #6 |  Chris in PA | 

    Australia is great as are their people, but their coffee is so bitter that I’m not surprised that Starbucks is not to their liking.

    As far as I understand, they typically make drip coffee with espresso beans. I was actually able to quit drinking coffee there.

  7. #7 |  johnnyo | 

    Love the juxtaposition (I’m guessing intentional) of the Heller permit approval with “teen found fatally shot” on the same link.

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