Tommy Tomlinson - Writes about Inertia, its a good read and won't slow down your Sunday.
"Routines become habits, and habits become ruts that run so deep it's hard to see out. When inertia kicks in, your mind clicks over to autopilot. You could live your life blindfolded. You know exactly where to go." More here.
Cedar's Take - Tomlinson is a treasure, I wish he'd drop some weight as I worry about his health.
I wonder about people like this - "You imagine yourself as a legitimate news outlet but you're just posting unfiltered misinformation from the victim's distraught family members. Your problems go far deeper than a simple reluctance to spell check..."
I don't imagine anything. Cedar Posts runs along most days with 500 or so visitors and 800 page views. On average there are 4 comments for every post. Every once and a while there is a spike in the numbers. Sometimes I know why sometimes I don't.
Comparing Cedar Posts to the Charlotte Observer's 100,000 plus vists everyday and well, that is less than 1%. I have no illusions of grandness.
What I do know is that main stream media is a mess. They have stayed in their comfy world of pressers and stock images too long and the public is looking for a source of information outside of mainstream and a forum for discussion of news on a more relevant scale.
Harper's SouthPark - If you haven't checked out the 3 interactive booths at Harper's you are missing out. T1 Visions of Huntersville has installed the systems sometime ago, which feature interactive menus, games, news and more. The cool stuff is also over at Cowfish SouthPark. All that is missing is a PacMac game.
Cedar's Take: Harper's is still SouthPark's best deal. Going on year 20 the restaurant is comfortable like a well worn pair of jeans.
Then there is Desi our server. Ha! She's as cute as they come and one of the best. Attentive but not intrusive. Desi rolled right along with Cedar's dry sense of humor Saturday night. While the interactive menu feature is trendy and cutting edge it will not replace Desi.
Bounus - Cedar has been going to Harper's since it opened in 1992. Which was before Desi was born. I suddenly feel old.
Tweet of the Week - From @SnoopDogg "US Economy downgraded #getyomoneyright"
Cedar's Take and Tweet - Obama adopts "Oh No You didn't!" after S&P hijacks Obama "Yes We Can" slogan.
Proof Pakistan Is No Deterrent to Terrorism - 14 Pakistani soldiers were killed when they fired a mortar to try and repel a group of militants but accidentally hit themselves, a government official said.
The incident occurred when the soldiers were traveling in a convoy of three vehicles Monday night near the village of Akakhel in Khyber Agency, said Roshan Khan, a government official in the agency.
Militants fired on the convoy with machine guns and a soldier responded by firing a mortar. Somehow the mortar landed among the soldiers, killing them, Khan said.
Seriously do we need any better reason to cut of funding to Pakistan?