Worth a Couple Grins
- A growing 40 percent of all Americans self-identify as conservatives, about 36 percent as moderates, about 20 as liberal, according to Gallup. I wonder whether they factored in the reluctance of Republicans/conservatives to speak to pollsters.
- All politics is local: Local Chinese officials make school kids salute all cars on the road (as a safety measure). (I can imagine the compelled salutes American kids might give.) But the other examples of Chinese local tyranny are far less petty--killing dogs, compulsory liquor and cigarette purchases, licenses for harvesting one's own corn, and prohibiting women from being secretaries.
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is #15 on the NY Times trade paperback bestseller list and rising. I'm not sure what this Zombie business means--it's all over comics strips, and kids talk about it. Something to do with the "end of history," but there may be other meanings of brain-eating.
2:37 PM / October 26, 2009