Yeah, good luck with that

October 9th, 2009 — Wordman

A quick prediction:

The president’s camp will prove to be completely unprepared for how many of Obama’s own supporters will bail on him over his Nobel Prize. All new presidents quickly gain some tarnish once they take office, but should he accept this award (and maybe even if he refuses it), the number of die-hard liberals I’ve seen literally rolling their eyes about it this morning suggests he’s about to loose a good chunk of the people who elected him.

Things that existed when Obama was born that didn’t exist when McCain was born

June 13th, 2008 — Wordman

  • August 29, 1936 – McCain born
  • 1936 – electric guitar
  • 1937 – jet engine
  • 1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • 1937 – U.S. criminalization of marijuana (at the behest of DuPont)
  • 1938 – ballpoint pen
  • 1938 – fiberglass
  • 1938 – Superman
  • 1939 – helicopter
  • 1939 – View-master
  • 1939 – automated teller machine
  • 1939 – World War II
  • 1941 – Turing complete computer
  • 1941 – Citizen Kane
  • 1942 – nuclear reactor
  • 1945 – the Slinky
  • 1945 – microwave oven
  • 1945 – fission weapons
  • 1945 – United Nations
  • 1946 – bikini
  • 1946 – mobile telephone service
  • October 26, 1947 – Hillary Clinton born
  • 1947 – transistor
  • 1947 – Pakistan
  • 1948 – Israel
  • 1948 – NATO
  • 1948 – House Committee’s Investigation of Un-American Activities
  • 1948 – Apartheid
  • 1949 – People’s Republic of China
  • 1950 – U.S. approves standard for broadcasting color television
  • 1951 – Nash equilibrium
  • 1951 – the term “rock ’n’ roll”
  • 1951 – “the pill”
  • 1952 – fusion weapons
  • 1953 – discovery of DNA’s structure
  • 1955 – Velcro
  • 1958 – integrated circuits
  • 1958 – communication satellite
  • 1958 – implantable pacemaker
  • 1959 – statehood of Alaska and Hawaii
  • 1960 – LISP
  • 1960 – laser
  • 1960 – Psycho
  • 1961 – ICBM
  • August 4, 1961 – Obama born

Most dates from Wikipedia.