"Twenty-five injured in chain-reaction collision." Doesn't sound like an unusual headline, does it? But in this case, it was 25 children. In a school corridor. Walking.
The late Hunter S. Thompson was a great writer. One of his best pieces was this farewell to Nixon in 1994. It's one of the great rants in the history of the English language. Among the highlights:
He was scum.
Let there be no mistake in the history books about that. Richard Nixon was an evil man--evil in a way that only those who believe in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it. He was utterly without ethics or morals or any bedrock sense of decency. Nobody trusted him--except maybe the Stalinist Chinese, and honest historians will remember him mainly as a rat who kept scrambling to get back on the ship.
The LA Times takes us inside George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch. A must-read for all true fanboys and fangirls.
And the Girl with the Broken Pen has started blogging again.