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Achenblog: March 14, 2010 - March 20, 2010

'The incentives made them dumb'

I'm going to take a momentary break from what has been a full-time job of gloating about my incredible NCAA hoops picks -- I am so euphoric I can barely put words together here in any sensible fashion (I...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 20, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (213)
 
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Kentucky over Syracuse in a barn-burner?

[UPDATE FRIDAY 4:26 P.M: Who has opened up a gigantic can of whu-pass on the entire blogging corps of the WaPo? The primordial WaPo blogger himself! I know there must be something I'm not good at, but I just...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 18, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (254)
 
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At the Cape

I love this building, the VAB, more commonly known to us space buffs as "the Vehicle Assembly Building." It's so big it not only has its own weather inside, it creates a kind of optical illusion when you see...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 16, 2010; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (278)
 
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Take me to the river

The problem with people today is they let a little moisture scare them away from a perfectly good picnic spot. Yes, I know, our site is a bit damp. So maybe volleyball is out. So maybe we need to...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 15, 2010; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (209)
 
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Michael Lewis's 'The Big Short'

I'm 100 pages into "The Big Short," by my old friend Michael Lewis (better known among his college pals by his nickname, "Michael Lewis '82"), and it's confirming all my worst suspicions that Wall Street is a vast criminal...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 14, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
 
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