August 4th, 2005

Scorpion

odds and ends

"Befitting an age in which social status is telegraphed through handbags and logoed luxury goods, summer has become simply another platform to say something about yourself, lest others get the wrong idea about what you're doing when you're doing nothing."
-NYTimes.com

NEWS AND STUFF:
* The terrible power situation in Iraq. (Note: the reporter who filed this was killed hours later, probably over a previous story.)
* Former prisoners describe secret US prisons.
* Searching for Greenspan's successor.
* Joel Achenbach on questioning the President.
* Thomas Friedman on America losing the technological edge.
* Toyota plans ten new hybrids.
* We're already on our eighth major storm of the season. Helloo global warming.
* Tips on packing healthy school lunches.
* Kung fu meets physics.
* How Britain helped Israel get the bomb.
* The growth of Mormon cinema.
* Watering down the movie version of The Da Vinci Code.
* Calgary Sun interview with The Daily Show's Samantha Bee.
* Samuel L. Jackson, the samurai.

Ten things we didn't know... about British slavery.