Some Sunday morning reading to share.
Bea Arthur passed away. May she rest in peace. Here’s a link to five things you may not know about her.
A hybrid from of Swine Flu is filling the weekend’s news coverage with headlines threatening a pandemic. Where did this come from and how did it just pop up so quickly? Guess we won’t have answers for some time, but for now, it all reads like the 1st Act of a disaster flick with a scary conclusion. Reports are that it started in Mexico, has moved to Texas, Kansas, and California and possibly New York here and New Zealand abroad.
Speaking of viruses, word from some sources is that the Conficker virus is starting to do its thing.Whatever that is.
The torture debate continues to be torture as those fighting hard to cover their asses keep looking for ways to torture the English language and the record in ways that will make it bend to their cause. Frank Rich has a good post on the banality of it all and what some of the motivations may have been.
Everyone is looking at Obama’s first 100 days. It is a meaningless exercise in any case and always has been. But the NY Times has a look back at some past 100 Days mark that put the reasons why into perspective.
Unboxing videos can either be by the books here’s what we got, or very passionate. This one falls into the latter category. Perhaps too much so. Never seen gadget lust evolve into this before.
Kent Newsome writes some about Twitter and is opening line is a good one. He says it often feels like a mashup of Deepak Chopra and P.T. Barnum.
When legal goes way wrong. A son dies but a company keeps harassing his mother for early termination fees on a contract. Give me a break.