Saturday, July 10, 2010

Random Things I Learned This Week

Benedict Arnold was born in 1741, and agreeing to play for another basketball team is akin to switching allegiances in the middle of a war, at least to owners of NBA franchises.

We live in a time that is closer to 2050 than the moon landing or Woodstock.  I think that means Bob Dylan's The Times They Are a-Changin' is both accurate and old.  I'm just old.

Wonder Woman must still have cultural cachet if Slate, Fox News, The New York Times, and The Washington Post all covering it.  A review of issue #600 which features the change can be found here.


College students don't study as much as they used to.  People, with or without consternation, search for answers here and here.

Americans eat 20 percent of the world's frog legs, and soon the U.S. is likely to overtake France and Belgium as the world's largest consumer of frog legs.

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