Pay Cut Sacrelige! - William McDonough, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank yesterday called on corporations to cut executive pay, referring to executive salaries as "excessive."
"Sadly, all too many members of the inner circle of the business elite participated in the over-expansion of executive compensation," which turned out to be "terribly bad social policy and perhaps even bad morals," McDonough said.

I applaud him for a statement which probably will not be received well. At best, many companies will nod their heads and quickly ignore this. Executive pay does not benefit conumers and neither does it benefit stockholders.
Memories! - Remember the early days of the WWW? Well now you can relive them. Deja Vu: (re-)creating web history is a site containing emulated versions of those old browsers like NCSA Mosaic, Lynx, Mosaic Netscape, and others. Try out the pages optimized for those browsers, or try out your own recent web pages!


Just plain lying - Cheney is on Sunday Morning news shows growling and straining like a man who is ignoring his prescribed high-fibre diet. Not only that, but he is on the attack, slapping the label "reprehensible" on the folks who think that the Bush administration manipulates the timing on the release of information, specifically their information regarding Iraq's capabilities.

The assumption that Bush is doing somehting fishy is almost a no-brainer alone. This administration with a mind for sneaky "strategery" (to steal an SNL word) couldn't resist a dirty trick if it wanted to.

However, what makes this attack particularly sweet is that Card and Rove confirmed earlier in the week that the administration thinks about the president as a product, and thinks about releasing information as a marketing problem. And, in this particular instance, they were on record saying that "you don't introduce new products in August."

Check it out: No Crawfishing From a Unique Vernacular (washingtonpost.com)
FARSCAPE CANCELLED - I don't watch much TV. I watch fewer and fewer shows as time goes on. This summer it was USA's "The Dead Zone" and SciFi's "FarScape." And now I've added the new mystery "Monk" to that list.

During the regular TV season I will probably be watching "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "24." But that's the extent of my TV watching, ant "FarScape" is my favorite. Well, my terest in a show must be a kiss of death.

Read the details on FarScape's Cancellation.
If I only had a brain... - This is a cautionary tale. When you find a strange box on the street it may not be best to open it: Human brain found in Oslo street