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Blog tag: Bhutto

I’m dying to hear what Matt has to say about the Bhutto assassination. Not really the topic of my blog, but I think he’ll have some interesting insights…

So Matt, I’m tagging you. Looking forward to what you have to say.

For everyone else, consider this an open thread to add your thoughts. About the news. About the news coverage. Whatever you feel like contributing.

Ready? Go.

Update: Matt posts with some interesting links, then passes the ball to Thomas Barnett. He hasn’t posted to his blog about Bhutto yet…

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Which way is she spinning?

So this isn’t related to the military or new media… but it is cool. Which way do you see? Can you see both?

The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or counter-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of people see the dancer turning counter-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
knowing
acknowledges
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
practical
safe
RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses feeling
“big picture” oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
believes
appreciates
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
impetuous
risk taking

Update: Here is a hint if you want to try and make her switch, but can’t. Look at her lower foot and/or the shadow of her lower foot and see if the woman switches direction.

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Off-topic goodness

I don’t go off topic much.

But I think I have a new favorite blog.

Sometimes you say it best when you say it simply.

Go check out theshortestblogintheworld.

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Off Topic Sunday

I couldn’t not post this.

Too funny.

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A brief detour

… from your regularly scheduled programming.

I typically don’t write about politics in this blog, unless it directly related to the military and new media.

But today’s article in the Post by Dana Milbank is too funny not to link to it.

Good writing deserves it kudos, and Milbank is masterful.

My favorite part:

Anne Kornblut of the New York Times asked [Republican Rep. Patrick] McHenry if his complaint might come across as whining.

“I’m not whining,” he whined.

For those of you who don’t know McHenry, he is the little guy in picture above.

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