Floyd Abrams, as one will recall, represented the New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case, and is probably the leading First Amendment lawyer of his generation. As the headline suggests, he rebuked his former client in a letter to the editor that the New York Times published on Friday.
The last sentence [...]
Apparently, Stephan Pastis has a taste for music puns requiring elaborate set-ups.
Highly recommend the Pearls before Swine cartoon.
…Rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese, And Santa putting gifts under Christmas trees.
Run-DMC sings “Christmas in Hollis,” with horns and backing that really remind me of the Stax approach to Christmas music. Bear with the video until 0:47 point, roughly.
King John’s Christmas
by A.A. Milne from Now We are Six.
King John was not a good man –
He had his little ways.
And sometimes no one spoke to him
For days and days and days.
And men who came across him,
When walking in the town,
Gave him a supercilious stare,
Or passed with noses in the air –
And bad King John stood dumbly there,
Blushing beneath his crown.
King John was not a good man,
And no good friends had he.
He stayed in every afternoon…
But no one came to tea.
And, round about December,
The cards upon his shelf
Which wished him lots of Christmas cheer,
And fortune in the coming year,
Were never from his near and dear,
But only from himself.
Continue reading A Christmas Poem about King John
I have a few accounts at Regions Bank, out of some form of inertia. They originated when the place was called Bank of Oxford. Yesterday while I was out of town, some person at Regions called the office and asked for me and would not leave a number but asked me to call back.
We are hosting a party that is a tribute to Democratic House leader Bobby Moak. There will be great music — a soul music with Effie Bert and friends– food, and drink. Here is the invite. You folks ought to come.
In a Scientific American account of how the Nobel Prize changes your life, Brian Schmidt describes taking the prize to show his grandmother…
“When I won this, my grandma, who lives in Fargo, North Dakota, wanted to see it. I was coming around so I decided I’d bring my Nobel Prize. [...]
With apologies to Cari Gervin, here is one from my friend Dwight New, Auburn fan/graphic artist.
This is the best announcement I’ve heard from Apple in a while. Lily Hay Newman reports on Slate:
In the new mobile operating system, all you have to do is add a passcode (which you should already have anyway!) to opt in to encryption that denies Apple special access to your data. Apple announced [...]