Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
I’ve never been a big Lego person, at least not since I was a kid, but this is pretty damned cool. And forget Wired’s request for that fascist Le Corbusier’s hulking brutalism, give me some Frank Gehry next.
Jay Bennett, RIP.
Cardinal who presided over Ireland scandal in which Catholic priests were show to have sexually abused young boys going back decades declares that atheism is the “greatest of all evils.”
Uh, sure. I mean, especially now that the dishes are clean.
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) calls out Obama over preventative, indefinite detention.
Off-duty Chicago cop who struck and killed a boy on a bicycle was allowed by other cops to sober up for four hours before they gave him a breath test.
So how long until some contrarian lefty pens an op-ed about how recessions aren’t so bad, because they tend to mitigate income inequality? Come on. I know Michael Gerson’s mirror image is out there somewhere.
Really fascinating and at times disturbing article in the NY Times about mental acuity and old age. The interesting/disturbing part is the story’s backdrop: Hyper-competitive bridge clubs in retirement communities, where playing partners are the first to notice signs of deterioration, and tend to let their friends know they’re on the downslope by booting them out of the game.
Next up for the British Nanny State: mandatory single-file queues at pubs, two-drink maximums, and rope barriers. The U.K. is turning into a Pink Floyd video.