Thursday, January 17th, 2008
- Congressional Dems are harassing Pfizer for a commercial in which Robert Jarvik endorses the drug Lipitor. The fuss is that Jarvik apparently isn’t licensed to practice medicine. Of course, he did invent the artificial heart. Which suggests that as far as experts go, he probably knows that he’s talking about. Really. There’s nothing else they could be working on?
- Apple rocks.
- Here’s a piece on the culinary delights of Bloomington, Indiana, your humble Agitator’s alma mater town. Bloomington is an odd little place–a cultural oasis in the middle of a backward (but beautiful) part of Indiana.
- So we’re going on two weeks, now, and police in Lima, Ohio still haven’t explained why they killed a 26-year-old mother of six and wounded a one-year-old boy in a botched drug raid. No work on what motivated the officer to shoot the woman. Nothing on the quantity of drugs police claim to have found in the home. No word on any weapons found in the home.
- While we’re on the topic of legislators needing something to do, Miami Beach has banned restaurants from setting up outdoor food displays to lure customers. It has nothing to do with public health. City officials were just worried that the displays “cheapened” the city’s image.
- Very cool new project from the Library of Congress, which is posting public domain photos from its collection on Flickr, then allowing anyone and everyone to tag them.
- Interesting map of the many languages spoken across Europe.