Ugh — I now work (part-time) for AOL. I would have never guessed this day would come.

Jen Bolton has put together a page of all the storTroopers created by webloggers — and hell if we all aren’t a strange looking bunch! Remind me that I should run the other way if I run into Miss Chicky in a dark alley…

OK, so it doesn’t appear that Dean Kamen was all that able to conceal the supersecret project he’s working on; it appears to be a superscooter. (The link to the entire WIPO patent application is here.)

If the coolest use for a 747 isn’t an airborne laser platform used to knock enemy missiles out of the sky, then I sure as hell don’t know what is.

Dahlia Lithwick has a good little reviewlet of the upcoming cases on the Supreme Court’s January docket. The Casey Martin and Kevin Murphy cases sound like they could be interesting.

I know, it gets tiresome when I link to the idiocies uttered by our new President-to-be, but I just can’t help it — he really is an idiot.

I want it to be said that the Bush administration was a results-oriented administration, because I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that’s responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be—a more literate country and a hopefuller country.