General

For the Advancement of Science

…I think I will subscribe either myself or Darien (who has made the casino his second home while Magreet and the baby are away) as test subjects for the highly interesting Journal of Gambling Studies. Another quality publication from Springer (my employer). Who knows. Maybe they have some good no-limit Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

Mark’s Secret Russian Love

Now, I just came back from a week long ski trip with my brother Mark and he never mentioned anything about this, so you can imagine my surprise when I received this (incomplete) email from Alena (xpcemonocg@net.br): How are you? My name is Alena. I from Russia, city Cheboksary. To Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

Tignes Ski Trip

Photoset on Flickr  My thanks to Lynn for graciously typing this post as I dictate.  We have just come back from a week long vacation to Tignes, France and unfortunately I returned with the use of only one hand.  But we’ll get to that…. Overall it was a fantastic trip, Read more…

By Ann, ago
General

I Graduated

The call came on Monday while I was on vacation in France. “I am very happy to inform you that we received the grade from your professor and it was sufficient to allow you to graduate,” said the Registrar of the Rotterdam School of Management. Whew. The problem was that Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Sad Irony

I used to have a Mad magazine that would advertise “Completetly useless hand grenades for sale, missing firing pins” right next to “hand grade firing pins for sale” on the back cover. I checked my RSS feeds today and saw these two items right on top of each other: 2 Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Libby Takes the Fall

This should have been the Watergate of the Bush administration. Instead this schmuck Libby takes the fall and Bush and Cheney walk away without a scracth. Does anyone believe that this guy leaks info to reporters on ANYTHING without the express consent of his boss? Come on. I’m happy that Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Final School Paper Done

Ian bugged me about it for a month. “Do your paper Brian, do your paper. I’m not going to play squash with you unless you do your paper.” Well, I did it. It took all day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I had to cross-check references with Google Scholar many times. Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

“Give Us Back New York”

Thanks to my friend Bill Achauer for providing this link. For anyone who has spent any time in the Netherlands and has been to New York at least once, you’ll understand. Strange people the Dutch. But not without a sense of humor. After all, look at how they dress.

By Brian, ago