Straight Dope winner: why is the US military budget so high? (Also, a classic: why is the airport code for Chicago ORD?)
Must read: the seed of reform or rebellion take root in Saudi Arabia.
HALF-ASSED NEWS: * General Sanchez directly approved of measures in Abu Ghraib. So, I guess these weren't just a couple of rogue soldiers then? * Nifty: a journalist's new book about his tour in Iraq. * I don't know, 9% of layoffs is still a pretty big number. * Cassini completes its flyby of one of Saturn's moons. * James Marsters to take on MacBeth? * Morrissey speaks out against Bush. * Wait. Rush Limbaugh has his last wedding officiated by... Clarence Thomas?