Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Open thread

So it seems that the new blogger sucks. I'm trying a test right now to reinvite a few people in the hopes that that's all it will take to restore access. If the test goes well, I'll dig through my e-mail for everyone's addresses. If your e-mail has changed since you last contacted me, drop me a message. I'm reachable at my standard username at my alum account.

In the meantime, post discussion topics as comments.


Blogger Vincent said...

Random thoughts...

NHL: Every year it seems that the Leafs try to expend as little effort as possible to make the playoffs. This year's race in the East was especially exciting. The Islanders were ahead of the Devils with 2 seconds in regulation in a game that they needed to win to clinch the 8th playoff spot. Then the Devils scored. After a scoreless overtime, the final spot was decided by shootout. The Leafs missed out by that much, as did Montreal, who would have taken the spot if they had beaten Toronto in the previous game.

Curling: Go Canada! It's not exactly surprising that they beat Germany in the finals, but an open draw for four in the first? Too good.

Thank God You're Here: Not as funny as I might have hoped, but it really depends on the actor/actress in question. I'd like to see an all-star edition with Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady, and, say, Greg Proops as contestants. This is a rare show that the US didn't steal from Britain. Instead, the US stole it from Australia.

4/11/2007 12:19:00 AM  
Blogger mwal said...

Here's a random link...
for those who haven't seen this feature of Google Maps.

4/12/2007 08:57:00 AM  
Blogger Qian said...

Ha ha, nice one, Mike. Although I don't think their estimate of 29 days 7 hours for 3,800 miles is quite right. According to Wikipedia:

"The fastest ever verified swim of the [English] channel was by Christof Wandratsch in 2005. He crossed the channel in 7 hours 3 minutes and 52 seconds."

The narrowest part of the channel is 21 miles, so that translates to about 3 mph. So the "Swim across the Atlantic Ocean" leg of the trip, at 3,462 miles should take about 1,154 hours, or 48 days 2 hours. If one were to follow Google's estimate, one may not make one's hotel reservation in Paris.

4/12/2007 11:44:00 AM  

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