Friday, March 25, 2011

Nobody Asked Me, But...

1) Just when it looked like things might settle down a little at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant as power was restored to the pumps comes this story. Given the distinctly understated tone of previous official Japanese statements, this has to be looked at with a bit of alarm. Still, keep in mind that fossil fuels simply kill more people annually than nukes, hands down.
2) By the way, Time Magazine last week had an excellent description of what a meltdown might mean. Unfortunately, it was so good, they hid it behind their paywall now. I recommend finding a dentist's office and reading it.
3) There's something I've always wondered about Times' columnist David Brooks: How does a guy who seems to be only marginally attached to reality manage to keep posting at The Paper Of Record?
4)  I haven't weighed in on the whole "Friday" foofaw because frankly, I didn't know what it was about. Now, I just don't care, except to say that this is what it's come down to America: If you don't have a publicist, even at 17, you ain't worth shit.
5) A tornado touched down in western Pennsylvania, which is not news even if it is rare. What is news is it happened while snow was falling from the storm. But hey! No such thing as global climate change, right?
6) I'll tell you who is #winning: #snarkasm!
7) WTF?
9) When you click on this link, make sure you sit for a few minutes. Dayum!
10) Finally, Ed Harris has portrayed a rogue Marine general, Ludwig van Beethoven, a crazed crime boss, and Jackson Pollock. This role may be a bit too insane for even him.