At Big Journalism, Joel B. Pollak notes
that NPR echoed uncritically President Obama's
assertion about women making 77% of what men
do "for doing the same jobs."
I wouldn't mention this except that I overheard a conversation where a very smart female co-worker did the same thing.
I don't like to get polemical in people's faces at work, so I said nothing. But Pollak helpfully links to this Daily Beast article (which deems the statistic a "massively discredited factoid") this Slate article (which, probably more accurately, calls it a "lie").
Not to inundate you with Jeopardy!/Ken Jennings
links, but Ken has a sweet interview with 84-year-old
Julan Griffin, who thought up the game's
answer-and-question format with ex-husband Merv
back in 1963.
Wrap your mind around:
Aquatic Sloths. They were quite the rage 4-8 million years ago.
And I think "Hootie and the Extinct Aquatic Sloths" would have been an excellent band name, a vast improvement over the one they actually chose.
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