* Modern Life is broken: Seth Godin on broken stuff, which is a must-watch for anyone in business, design or comedy. My favorite sign is still the first one about soccer fields.
* I'm starting to think that the best response to chowderheaded political ideas is to mock them mercilessly. If they buckle under the mocking, then they weren't all that great to begin with.**
* The next sampler I might have to make: "Thank you Internet for letting me Observe so many Crazy People from a Safe Distance."
* Have I ever told you about Robin Chotzinoff? Short version: when I worked for Metro Pulse, an alt. weekly, we used to get free copies of alt. weeklies from around the country. While the guys would wrestle for The Stranger, I would stake out the Colorado paper (I can't remember which city right now) because it had Chotzinoff's column in it. This was pre-Internets, btw. I lost track of her at some point after buying her books -- but, thanks to a wacky coincidence, I've found her again. This blog post instantly made me fall in love again.
* Yet another reason to love Craig Ferguson.
* Yet another use for mismatched teacups.
* And you thought you were having a strange day.
* The economics of breast-feeding, which is something that doesn't get talked about enough.
* Glad to see Knoxville's own Kruze Dairy getting some love. Chef John Fleer, btw, cooked one of the best meals I've ever had. Also glad to see that he's opening a new restaurant.
* Practical Tips for Combating Swine Flu.
* BREAKING: Because I am the last to know everything, Patty Griffin, Scott Miller and John Oates (!) did a show a la Storytellers. Here's two clips of, conveniently, two of my favorite songs ever: Red Ball Express and Rain.
** I am aware this sentence contains a huge logical fallacy. I hope you get the idea, tho.