Just for fun

Magazines running out of ideas?

I have subscriptions to three finance-related magazines. The front pages of their October issues make me wonder if they are either running out of ideas or stealing each others’ ideas:

  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Make your money last forever
  • Money : How to make your money last a lifetime
  • SmartMoney : How to make your money last forever


Ph.D. on Star Trek

It seems like these days, you can get a Ph.D. for just about in anything. According to this news article, a Ph.D. thesis, titled “Broadcast Space: TV Culture, Myth and Star Trek” has been written on Star Trek:

It’s the PhD thesis that boldly goes where no thesis has gone before. Djoymi Baker watched 700 episodes – 624 hours without ads – of Star Trek and its spin-offs, dating from 1966 to 2005, in the name of research.