URLs Du Jour (3/8/2005)

  • Via The Volokh Conspiracy, a quiz to see how well you can distinguish programming language inventors from serial killers. That's a very important skill to develop.
  • An exceptionally good Reason Express this week.
  • In the middle of a decent article on National Review Online, Rich Lowry invokes the word "glückschmerz", which is (apparently) the flipside of "schadenfreude". I did not know that. So naturally, I Google it; up comes an old post from Meryl Yourish. Amusingly, she noticed all the new Google-referred hits on her website, almost certainly caused by the Lowry article. So, for would-be pedants:

    schadenfreude:
    finding joy in someone else's misfortune
    glückschmerz:
    finding pain in someone else's happiness

    You can learn something every day if you try. (I also learned the HTML coding for ü, so that's two things, I guess.)

  • Via InstaPundit, John Farrell reminds me why I stopped my Boston Globe delivery.
  • And, oh yeah: We're all gonna die. But try to find that in the Boston Globe.

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