URLs du Jour

2008-04-08

  • Thomas Sowell has random thoughts, and (as usual) they're more worthwhile than the ordered thoughts of many others.
    Nothing is more fraudulent than calls for a "dialogue on race." Those who issue such calls are usually quick to cry "racism" at any frank criticism. They are almost invariably seeking a monologue on race, to which others are supposed to listen.
    Much more randomness at the link.

  • You can view the editorial cartoons of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Ramirez here.

  • Also Pulitzerwise: Dave Barry and Joel Achenbach have nice things to say about winner Gene Weingarten. Weingarten's prizewinning piece, about a world-renowned violinist posing as a Metro-stop musician, is hilarious and here. Pun Salad, as did much of the blogosphere, also enjoyed his piece from a couple years back on The Great Zucchini, "Washington's No. 1 preschool entertainer."

  • Unintended consequence du jour:
    A health warning meant to alert doctors about the potential risks of prescribing antidepressants to youth may have actually triggered a significant rise in suicides among Canadians under age 18, a new study has found.
    The warning came from "Health Canda", which claims to be the "Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health."

  • In dubious taste, but still funny: Charleton Heston Still Refuses to Give up His Gun.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite numerous promises in his lifetime to allow his guns to be taken from his cold, dead hands, the late Charlton Heston issued a statement today saying that he will retain possession of his firearms into the afterlife.
    Diane Feinstein and Michael Moore are displeased.

Just When I Thought I'd Seen Everything…

I just saw Steven Tyler sing "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch at the Red Sox home opener at Fenway.

Update [5:19pm] Now, they have Neil Diamond on video doing "Sweet Caroline". He's looking more like Richard Feynman every day.

Update [5:43pm]. They won, 5-0. After that, how could they not? Apparently Bill Buckner threw out the first pitch to Dewey Evans, as well.


Last Modified 2008-04-08 5:45 PM EST