Now here’s a great website: TheGreatSchlep.com. It’s encouraging young Jews to call or visit their grandparents in Boca and tell them to vote Obama. The Jewish Council for Education and Research is behind this ad campaign, and it’s simple and funny. Video from Sarah Silverman? Check. PDF file of why Obama ♥’s Israel? Check. And most importantly: a giant link to their Facebook page? You bet.
This made the rounds on Time‘s The Page this morning, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it get more coverage later this week.
So a psychological research journal has a new survey out ranking the states (plus D.C.) in five categories: extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness. I’m a bit surprised to see that my home state of Maryland ranked last in terms of extroverts.
This did not surprise me however: D.C. ranks first in openness and second-to-last in agreeableness.
Alaska was the only state to rank lower than D.C. in the agreeableness category. No word yet on how the numbers compare to the years before Sarah Palin became governor.
For anyone who’s ever tried to nap while traveling long distances on trains or buses, this just makes entirely too much sense.
The skies above Columbia, Mo., yesterday.
Check out more images from Columbia and parts elsewhere via Flickr.
The state of Missouri is very clear in their stance against torture. Which makes me wonder: why exactly are mid-Missouri residents forced to watch both a Chiefs and a Rams game every Sunday?
Above, that’s the Water Cube, home to the swim and dive events. A full set of photos from Beijing can be found at this link.