Bands I’ve Seen in Concert

Of my top 25 bands (23 if you combine all the Mike Viola / Candy Butchers) on I have seen 15 in concert. That seems like a pretty good effort on my part. And 8 of those are from the top ten!

  1. The Eames Era
  2. Bishop Allen
  3. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists
  4. Rilo Kiley
  5. Fountains of Wayne
  6. Weezer
  7. Jonathan Coulton
  8. The Lascivious Biddies
  9. Mike Viola
  10. The Elected
  11. The Decemberists
  12. Candy Butchers
  13. Stars
  14. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
  15. The Candy Butchers
  16. Death Cab for Cutie
  17. Cake
  18. The Golden Republic
  19. Guided by Voices
  20. Jill Sobule
  21. The Submarines
  22. Spoon
  23. Lily Allen
  24. Architecture in Helsinki
  25. Fooled by April

What’s Your Enneagram Personality?

Seems accurate enough. Don’t know much about this test.

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Main Type
Overall Self
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Enneagram Test Results
Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||||| 58%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||| 42%
Type 3 Image Focus |||||||||||||| 54%
Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||| 14%
Type 5 Detachment |||||||||||||| 58%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||||| 50%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||||||||||| 42%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||| 34%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||||||||| 78%
Your main type is 9
Your variant is social
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Tax Cuts: Obama Vs McCain

This is a good breakdown of Obama and McCain’s tax cuts. Are those tax brackets though? It doesn’t seem like it.

Either way the one bias the graphic has that I can see is the “average” at the bottom. Average of what? The bottom 60% has as much weight at the top 1% that makes no sense.

Lets refactor the averages and exclude the top 1% and I think we’ll get something that is a bit closer to a fair look at an average. A real average would have to take the population of each segment in to account but I think that math is beyond me.

After you remove the top 1% these are the new numbers are Obama gives an average 2.5% cut and McCain gives a 1.6% cut. While the numbers are close McCain’s cut clearly skew to the riches people while Obama’s skew to the poorest.