Gerry Canavan

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‘Like a Tightrope Walk between This Transcendently Beautiful and Cerebral Thing That Gave You All Kinds of Opportunities to Improve Yourself — Through Study and Self-Discipline, Making Your Mind Stronger Like a Muscle — And at the Same Time It Was Pure Self-Destruction’

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April 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Wednesday Night

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Roger Craig had never been on Jeopardy! before, but by the end of his first day of taping, he’d won five games in a row, the most lucrative day for any contestant in the show’s history, including the most lucrative game in the show’s history. His secret? A web app that modeled the show’s all too predictable question sequences.

* From Think Progress: According to a new study conducted by Stanford University, “the portion of American families living in middle-income neighborhoods has declined significantly since 1970” due to rising income inequality. While 65 percent of families used to live in middle-income neighborhoods, now just 44 percent do, while one-third of families live in either upper- or low-income areas (up from 15 percent). The data used in the study only goes through 2007, so didn’t even take into account the effects of the Great Recession.

* A worrying sign: Public Opinion Turning Against Occupy Wall Street.

* A better one: Poll shows most favor recall of Wisconsin governor.

* Quentin Tarantino’s The Inglorious Mr. Fox.

* And Oregon tries out voting by iPad. Which Angry Bird is the right choice—for the children?