Tonight I pledged to invest $100 in the Montreal Expos if my future co-owners can scrape $100 million together to buy the team. Hell, why not? It’s a small price to pay to be in the exclusive fraternity of major league baseball owners. Sign yourself up for any amount—be a part of history! Via Alan Schwartz on ESPN:

At its current rate of growth the kitty will crack $500,000 by the end of the month and hit the magic $100 million mark in late March.

See? It’s a foregone conclusion. Act now and earn the right to say you were one of the first 100,000.

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We opened the floodgates today at work—we added a link to the “public preview” (i.e. unfinished version) of the new [former] DNR web site on the current home page. I’ll keep you posted as to my favorite comments, such as:

It’s obvious you folks have put a lot of time and effort into this. … [However,] [i]t seems like we lost a lot of information that was on the previous home page without a benefit gained in terms of a less cluttered look.

State e-mail is public information, by law; posting it here might be seen as inappropriate, though. Oh, well.

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Chris Ware and Ira Glass were splendid Monday night, by the way. They conversed about their work in a very entertaining fashion for almost 3 hours; afterwards, they graciously signed autographs for an hour. The Breeders were pretty good on Wednesday night, too.

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Tomorrow I’ve got a union thing—a strike debriefing from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Hope it’s better than it sounds. Actually, it’s important to record some lessons for any future rerun of last October’s unpleasantness.