Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Nov 2007, 15:14 p.m.

Grab Barg

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2007 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

You'd think that a night that involved hearing a gunshot and visiting a strip club would include gun violence threats AT the strip club, but no! They were separate incidents.

A few weeks back, around two in the morning, I entered the Times Square subway station and people thought we heard a gunshot and we all fled. Forever later, I was waiting at Queensboro Plaza for an N train, decided to go down to the street to get a cab, had no luck, and ended up waiting in the lobby of Scandals as the nice valet and front desk woman called me a cab.

The lesson: if you are going to stay past midnight in Hoboken, don't try to take public transit back to Queens. Just stay the night.

Some links and other miscellany, in addition to my subfeed:

Indian-American Bobby Jindal is going to be the first Indian-American governor of a US state. I wish I could feel happier about that.

My old boss Heather Gold is talking with Lawrence Lessig this month about his new anti-corruption career. Larry Lessig! I'll be on the wrong coast to see that, but maybe you won't!

Colbert is very, very good in the "The Saint" episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The first time he showed up I made a little Colbert Report joke but he really disappears into the character, as a good improv guy should, and portrays a believable angry, sad, obsessed man. I wonder whether this script especially spoke to him, and whether his own Catholicism played any part in his choice to play a man who's been (indirectly) hurt by the Church. It was great to see his range.

Hilarious religious dialogue, via Jed Hartman.

Leonard's subtlest William Gibson reference ever.