Politics is raising my blood pressure too high today, so I give you these non-political links:
2. Slate has proof that the code name for the mission to capture Saddam, "Operation Red Dawn", was actually named after the early 1980s Patrick Swayze movie "Red Dawn"--it's not a coincidence. I am so proud yet so ashamed of our armed forces.
3. Ezra Klein of Pandagon has a good post on "those African bankers/widows/relatives/finance ministers/elves/Townhall columnists who send you E-mail asking for your assistance in recovering 30 million dollars lost during the great unicorn invasion of eleventy hundred?" I can't add much to that description, but I would advise people who send me those emails to stop titling them "LEGITIMATE BUSINESS PROPOSAL"--it somehow seems defensive.
4. Roger Clemens announces he's "still retired right now." This fake retirement thing is becoming an epidemic in sports. It's very awkward, like hugging someone goodbye at a party and then seeing them 10 minutes later.
5. This one is somewhat political, but I have deemed it Blog Post of the Week, so I am posting it anyway:
Amygdala, via Ted Barlow, on the War on Straw--the trend of using stupid comments by stupid political opponents of yours to prove that all your political opponents are stupid:
Sites to avoid trolling and citing: Democratic Underground; Lucianne .com; any blog's comments section.
See, it's arguing against straw because random people you've never heard of who are foaming at the mouth, scientific studies reveal, turn out not to be spokespeople for a given Party or position.