Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday miscellaneous (1/18)

Alright, first the serious.

Greg Weiner takes a step back from the gun debate to examine what it says about our idea of rights.

And Darryl Hart reflects on what happens to scholars libraries after they die.

Here is a more detailed account on C.S. Lewis’ conversion to Christianity.

It is possible that part of our obesity problem is the lack of walkable neighborhoods.

And this is a touching story on forgiveness.

There are early reports that Sen. Rubio and President Obama may be thinking along similar lines for immigration reform.

Now the fun.

For all you single guys concerned about your facebook profiles, worry no more. You can purchase fake Facebook girlfriends. (Maybe that’s what happened at Notre Dame?)

Ok, so I know this was a tragedy. But there is still something bizarre about Boston being buried under a fifteen foot wave of … molasses.

And if you lose your cell phone, Wayne Dobson has already assured the world: he doesn’t have it (regardless of what your GPS tracking says).

Update: immediately after posting this I discovered that New York’s new gun laws banning high-capacity magazines neglected to exclude law enforcement. Oops.

And then, there’s the downright frivolous.

The White House has responded to the online petition to build a death star, explaining “The Administration does not support blowing up planets.” and “Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?”

We know that Captain America took on Hitler. Well, so did Dr. Seuss.

And finally, in a fitting conclusion to this post, we present the answer to that age old question (asked by none other than Darth Vader himself): what would happen if you gave a yo-yo to a flock of flamingos?

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