Tuesday, May 09, 2006
"Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, recovering from a head injury caused by a fall last month in Fiji, has not suffered brain damage, a spokeswoman for the band said on Tuesday."
Any how would anyone be able to tell if he had?
From the "why the hell would we do that?" file:
"While Minuteman civilian patrols are keeping an eye out for illegal border crossers, the U.S. Border Patrol is keeping an eye out for Minutemen -- and telling the Mexican government where they are."
Why don't they just tell the Mexican government where the Border Patrol will be while they're at it?
From the "good news that will probably be denied by the left" file:
"The Dow pressed toward its all-time closing high although investors anxiously awaited the Federal Reserve's next move on interest rates when policymakers meet Wednesday. Many on Wall Street are hoping the Fed will signal that an end to its rate tightening is near.
But analysts say the Dow is poised to break its record and could push higher. Ken Tower, chief market strategist for Schwab's CyberTrader, said investors appeared increasingly optimistic about the market, especially after stocks held onto their sharp gains from the end of last week."
Or they might bring out the "where are the jobs?" line. Too bad unemployment is pretty low at 4.7%. Maybe the new story will be why unemployment is so high among African American teenagers. (the article actually is worth reading, though there are a lot of possible contributing factors not mentioned)
Oh, and the most interesting thing I read today, other than the hypotheticals on my final of course, was that Eugene Volokh spent the spring break period writing on to the UCLA Law Review. As mentioned in the comments, at least he didn't pull a Kathleen Sullivan and fail at it, while others have gone the "why don't you pick on someone your own size?" route. I for one think it was a pretty cool idea on his part, even if it does add to his making the rest of the world feel lazy and inadequate by comparison.
Actually, for my part, I think it would be cool if from time to time professors took each other's exams and submitted to blind grading. I don’t know how well it would work, since some professors would probably be able to pick out an answer written by another professor, but it could give the grading professors an extra reason to grade exams carefully, and it would give the professor taking the exam a little reminder of what a great, "intellectually-rewarding" experience (come on Ann, you're way off) exam taking is when you're on the servient tenement side of things.
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