Got a question?

The latest innovation from Google is a service that answers your questions. You can ask any question you like (although Google reserves the right to remove it from consideration). Actual human researchers find you an answer and post it in a public forum. As you can imagine, this is not a free service, but you get to set your own price. Minimum is $2.50. The more you are willing to pay, the more likely you are to receive an answer in a timely manner. Regular users can also post comments to your question. My favorite question so far: What should I do with my time?

NCAA lowers its standards to “moron” level

The NCAA has approved a new set of standards for recruiting. “College coaches in every sport [will now be allowed] to recruit high school athletes who achieved no better than a 400 on their SAT.” In case you’re wondering, a 400 means you didn’t get one question right. It’s bad enough that W celebrates mediocrity when he claims that even a “C” student can become president (although somehow I think he was exaggerating a little), but this is just way beyond the pale. I’ll continue my rant later, as I don’t think I’ve vented quite enough on this subject yet…