: High on the Hog Blog
Purveyor of Idle Observation

Please note: I'm no longer updating this particular blog, but keep it around for archival purposes. Visit me at the current blog at

It Rained in Houston…

Oddly enough, this has become somewhat routine.

photo: finna dat

photo: eschipul

photo: bald heretic

photo: toby craig

Alex Tabarrok, How ideas trump economic crises – a surprising lesson from 1929

Alex Tabarrok writes on one of my favorite blogs, Marginal Revolution and gave a a surprisingly optimistic talk on the dismal science at the TED Conference.

UH Athletic Director Dave Maggard Retires


Maggard stepped down last Wednesday after seven years as the director of athletics for the University of Houston. I remember 0-11. Now I get to remember last year’s Armed Forces Bowl. Thanks Uncle Dave!

Twitter Jumps the Shark

Twitter (me here) has evolved.

Evan Williams on Twitter at TED Conference

Music I Like: Joe Pug

Joe Pug Read the rest of this entry »

Kutiman Thru You

I didn’t want to be the only one who hadn’t posted this clip.

Beer Wars

BeerWars the Movie

“All most all our beer now is coming from Budweiser, Miller and Coors. It’s as if all we knew about food we learned from McDonald’s.”

That’s the kind of war I can get behind.

Music I Like: Coeur de Pirate

Coeur de Pirate

Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are

From the looks of it, the movie spends a fair amount of time on Max’s pre-adventure life, in which he appears to be something of a starry-eyed outcast, estranged from his peers and even, perhaps, his mother—and obsessed with sailing away to a fantasy world. The scenes from the land of the Wild Things, meanwhile, mostly involve a dazed Max being spirited away from some unseen danger by one of the wild hairy beasts. There’s also a Perfect Storm-like scene, in which the ocean tumbles by in impressive fashion. The trailer wraps on the “Oh, please don’t go” scene from the book, and overall delivers a decent, if totally vague, emotional thump. The Arcade Fire song “Wake Up” (apparently reworked slightly from the original) works nicely, too.

Where the Wild Things Are

Music I Like: M. Ward, Rave On

M. Ward