Apologies for thin posts, but the time change (did you reset your clocks?) and the book chat (see preceding post, we went nearly three hours) cut into my blogging time in a major way.
In pictures: Bear power BBC
The greatest film scenes ever shot Guardian. One of my favorites is nowhere to be found: the opening sequence from Yojimbo.
Hadrian’s Wall lit by “line of light” Telegraph
Demon Sheep Ad Man Strikes Again, Morphs Boxer Into A Blimp Huffington Poat
Pharma faces a character count conundrum Spoonful of Medicine. WTF? Drugs are now being marketed via Twitter?!?
Clinton rebukes Israel over new settlements Financial Times. The story is much more damning than its anodyne headline suggests.
Hearts may swoon when stocks do, study suggests PhysOrg
In Hard Times, Lured Into Trade School and Debt New York Times
Lehman as Enron 2.0 Archein
Welcome to America, Sucker Andy Kroll, TomDispatch
Private Equity’s Trojan Horse of Debt Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. In case you wondered why the EU wants to keep US PE firms out. Morgenson is not indignant enough.
Wrong Surprise on Retail Sales Beat the Press
US Public Debt watch update One Salient Oversight
LA Area Port Traffic in February Calculated Risk
China’s Wen Rebuffs Yuan Calls, Opposes ‘Finger Pointing’ Bloomberg and Tensions escalate over China’s currency Financial Times. This is looking more serious, but given Team Obama’s track record, the odds of a climbdown are very high.
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Gary P):
This is self-taught. Every once in a while, Jake will scour the house, gathering up all his possessions, then carry them around, showing them off to the rest of the family.
I think of him as our Canine Capitalist.