Obama's in this for Obama

Here’s a pretty good breakdown of this NYTimes summary of Obama’s professorship at the University of Chicago by a current law professor at UW Madison.

The take-away sentence:
Obama either sought to avoid making a record of what he thought or he actually lacked opinions.

Obama may actually have an ideology but it's unlikely we’ll never see it. Instead we'll get months (or years!) of the political equivalent of the color beige; reasonable sounding reasonableness coated in illiterative prose and preachers cadence.

Ideas are apparently secondary to Obama's long held political apirations.


Auditory Allusion

Nope, it's not a quote from either of our presidential candidates. It's something I've never heard before.

Listen to the included clip a few times in a row. It's what's called a Shepards Tone. "A tone that continually ascends or descends in pitch, yet which ultimately seems to get no higher or lower."

Weird and awesome at the same time.

Speaking of which, I'll be in Indiana on Wednesday. We land at 9:40 am and purchase a sampling the best tamales in the world shortly thereafter.

Hat tip: Boing-Boing