1) Captain Heinrichs discovers a cool marketing gimmick.
2) Real Jeff sends along this political stress buster:
HOW TO START EACH DAY WITH A POSITIVE OUTLOOK
a. Open a new file in your computer.
b. Name it 'Barack Obama'.
c. Send it to the Recycle Bin.
d. Empty the Recycle Bin.
e. Your PC will ask you: 'Do you really want to get rid of 'Barack Obama?'
f. Firmly Click 'Yes.'
g. Feel better?
(Editor: I sure do!)
3) Via The Scribbler's Pen (in fact, there are so many good things over there today, you ought to visit and just keep scrolling):
4) So it's Joe Biden, eh? Dan Riehl has a little something for you to chew on.
Update: Don't miss Zombietime's photo foray among the true believers.
Update II: We had a great trip to North Carolina, and a visit to one of my favorite used bookshops paid off handsomely. I found a book entitled Boswell's Column, a compilation of 70 essays that James Boswell wrote for The London Magazine between 1777 and 1783 under the pseudonym The Hypochondriack; this volume represented the first publication in England of the essays in book form. I also found a collection of Inspector Maigret stories (Maigret's Christmas) by Georges Simenon, which, as the title suggests, are centered on a holiday theme. BTW, if you haven't seen the Granada TV series starring Michael Gambon as Inspector Maigret, you don't know what you're missing!
Update III: I'm not watching the Democratic Convention coverage, but if I hear of something interesting developing, I'll no doubt put up a wise-ass post. It'll be tough for the Dems to top that exciting moment at the 2000 convention, anyway; you remember, when Tipper Gore was bitten by a rattlesnake on her tongue and Al had to suck the poison out?
UpdateIV: Basic theme of the Democratic Convention so far? Earth is doomed if Obama isn't elected.
Update V: Joe Biden claims to have been "shot at" on a trip he made to Baghdad . Ummm...No, not really. (H/T to Don Surber)