Posts Tagged ‘higher’

The Top of the Hayes Street Hill and the Part of the Bay to Breakers Course in GGP That’s Even Higher

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Just noticed these numbers on the Hayes Street right next to Alamo Square. (Boy, that’s some long-lasting paint they’re using.)

You’ll notice that the land to the west in the background goes back uphill again, so that’s why the top of the Hayes Street Hill isn’t the highest part of the course, even though that’s what all your authority figures in the corporate and media worlds have been telling you for decades

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And for some reason, people say that Hayes Street tops out at only 215 feet, but that’s way low – it’s not even close, really. But somebody made a mistake years ago and it gets repeated over and over.

Oh well.

Something New Under the Sun: California Watch Joins the New Media Pantheon

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
Look out Alta California, ’cause there’s another online media presence in the San Francisco Bay Area.
On the heels of the relatively new Bay Area Blog from the New York Times and the San Francisco Edition of the Wall Street Journal comes California Watch. It’s a joint from Center for Investigative Reporting and it’s a fully operational mothership as of January 2, 2010.
They’re promising “bold new journalism.” La declaracion de la mision:

“California Watch, a nonprofit and independent investigative reporting team, exposes injustice, waste, mismanagement, wrongdoing, questionable practices, and corruption so that those responsible can be held to account and so the public can be armed with the information needed to debate solutions and spark change.”

O.K. then.

Question: Will students play a role in the reporting? Oh yes. What will a bunch of college kids from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Sacramento State University (aka CSU Sacramento) come up with?

Expect good things.

Bon courage, California Watch!

PS: Here the people behind CW:

Advisory Board

Judith Bell's picture

Judith Bell

President, PolicyLink
Belva Davis's picture

Belva Davis

Television Host, KQED
Bill Deverell's picture

Bill Deverell

History Professor, University of Southern California
Mark DiCamillo's picture

Mark DiCamillo

Director, California Field Poll
Anh Do's picture

Anh Do

Vice President, Nguoi Viet Daily News
Andrew Donohue's picture

Andrew Donohue

Editor, voiceofsandiego.org
Gloria Duffy's picture

Gloria Duffy

President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club
Jon Funabiki's picture

Jon Funabiki

Journalism Professor, San Francisco State University
Richard Koci Hernandez's picture

Richard Koci Hernandez

Multimedia Producer/Ford Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Parks's picture

Michael Parks

Journalism Professor, University of Southern California
Arnold Perkins's picture

Arnold Perkins

Public Safety and Community Health Consultant
John Raess's picture

John Raess

Northern California Bureau Chief, Associated Press
Rick Rodriguez's picture

Rick Rodriguez

Journalism Professor, Arizona State University
Pedro Rojas's picture

Pedro Rojas

Executive Editor, La Opinión
Dan Rosenheim's picture

Dan Rosenheim

Vice President of News, KPIX-TV
Melanie Sill's picture

Melanie Sill

Executive Editor, Sacramento Bee
Alan Snitow's picture

Alan Snitow

Independent Filmmaker/President, Snitow-Kaufman Productions
Jo Anne Wallace's picture

Jo Anne Wallace

Vice President and General Manager, KQED
Steve Weiner's picture

Steve Weiner

Co-Chair, Common Sense California
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Leo Wolinsky

Editor, Daily Variety

Ancient Senator Joe Biden Video Clip – “A Higher IQ Than You!”

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Check out this video made by C-SPAN back in 1987.  It shows “a testy exchange in response to a question about his law school record from a man identified only as ‘Frank.”” 

“I think I probably have a higher IQ than you do, I suspect.”

Poor Frank! This vid got posted this morning just after news of Mr. Biden’s selection by Barack Obama. Slate.com’s Mickey Kaus predicted the surfacing of this material:

Why Biden Would Be Bad: There’s a bit of C-SPAN tape that should surface quickly if he’s named. … Remember, it wasn’t Biden’s plagiarism that knocked him out of the 1988 race. It was “‘I think I have a much higher I.Q. than you do”–a bizarre videotaped putdown that Biden immediately called into question with five (5) boasts about his academic record, four (4) of which turned out to be easily disproved B.S.”

This is what Joe looks like when he’s not in a testy mood:

from the photostream of World Econonomic Forum

Enjoy this video while you can, as it might get pulled soon.

Joe certainly is a smart guy and he was picked for a reason, but he’ll have to learn to count to ten before speaking when he gets into such a state.

UPDATE: Here’s a fuller version of the (stupid) question from Frank and the (ridiculous) response from Joe. If you cut out the first minute of the video and then stopped watching after 30 seconds or so, then you might think Joe gave a good answer.