Gongol.com Archives: July 2008
Brian Gongol

July 17, 2008

Humor and Good News When the Showbiz Pizza animatronic band performs Usher, nightmares inevitably follow
(Video) Possibly at once one of the funniest things anyone has done this year...and one of the most disturbing.

Business and Finance Forbes catalogues the best-paying blue-collar jobs in America
Let it be noted that even these "blue-collar" jobs mainly involve a high degree of technical sophistication. That's the mark of an advanced society. Unfortunately, a lot of economic populists talk of "manufacturing jobs" as though Americans can get wealthy working low-skill factory line jobs like Laverne and Shirley. The reality is that there is lots of money to be made in all parts of the economy -- including in manufacturing -- but only by those who are willing and able to learn enough to differentiate themselves from those who just want to exist in a certain space and time for a set number of hours a day. Robots can perform many of those chores, and increasingly do. Humans are needed where creativity and mental power are required -- blue-collar, white-collar, pink-collar, and green-collar situations alike. But the days of rote work leading to a satisfying lifestyle are quite over.

Science and Technology Colorado rancher finds albino eagle

Water News Flooding strains city budgets