Monday, December 7, 2009

Tiger Woods, Sarah Palin, Tea Baggers

“When you tell a woman you’re really good at algorithms, it doesn’t do much,” said Aaron Patzer who used his skill to create Mint.com, the online personal finance tool which he recently sold to Quicken for $170 million. No problems now.

Tiger Woods caddy the past ten years refuses to discuss the golfer’s private life. “That’s what friends are for, Steve Williams said. “You support them through good and bad. It’s like a marriage, really.”

You can read in the bathtub with your Kindle, says Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. Here’s how he does it. “I take a one-gallon Ziploc bad, and I put my Kindle in my one-gallon Ziploc bag, and it works beautifully…if you put a physical book in a Ziplock you can’t turn the pages. But with a Kindle, you can just push the buttons.”

“And news reports on Sarah Palin’s ‘Going Rogue’ bus tour. They say she’s been traveling on private planes to various stops and then just hops on the bus at the local town. So, let’s see what you got. You have Sarah Palin, who’s no longer governor, who’s promoting a book she didn’t actually write by going on a bus tour which is not really a bus. Her big complaint? Politicians who aren’t real.” Jay Leno.

If someone asked you where the Declaration of Independence was signed and you said “at the bottom” you could be a Tea Bagger.

3 comments:

Paula said...

I like the concept of a Kindle but who wants to read a bag?
Maybe Sarah couldn't afford a bus ticket. After all, she owes a lot to the RNC for her duds. Poor thing...
I think she's on a book tour now because she doesn't want to spend the winter in Alaska, don't you? A new from of snowbirdery.

Ken Martin said...

Offered to get Rebecca a Kindle for xmas and after a week of mulling declined. Too expensive for something she couldn't put her hands on in advance and be certain she really wanted it. This despite the fact she's a voracious reader who could save the cost of the Kindle in about a year, by getting the books she reads at e-book prices.

Escaped Waco Alive said...

It was announced today in the NYTimes that Amazon will, on Monday, start selling on the Kindle stories for $3.99 selected and editied by the staff at The Atlantic. These stories will be available only on the Kindle.

I shall call tomorrow to cancel my subscription to The Atlantic.

Kindles signal the end of civilization if you ask me. You didn't. But there it is anyway.

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