Okay. After the high-falutin’ posts of the past two days, it’s time for a return to the mundane.
- Less intrusive, less privacy-invading online ads would be better for advertisers as well as we poor, abused potential customers.
- Well, now let’s not be too hard on the poor HUD. I’m sure many of us make $500 billion bookkeeping errors every week.
- “Dumb Muscle.” Scott Greenfield comments on this week’s United Airlines disaster. (My “favorite” part of the whole ugly story is how United CEO Oscar Munoz justified the whole brutal business by saying that, after all, United politely asked the paying customer to depart — just before bringing in hired thugs to beat him up for responding with an equally polite but firm — aka “diruptive and belligerent” — NO.)
- One more article on the dangerously inflating student debt bubble. Yes, we know. But this piece contains good background and stats.
- Parents are becoming more protective of kids. Overprotective? Or justified. Is the world actually a more dangerous place for kids today?
- Man. Now that shows grace under pressure.
- Interesting trivia: the live and death of Europe’s last castrato.
- I wonder how many U.S. hospitals would grant this dying man’s last wish?
- Now for the comic relief: 15 funny posts about dogs and 19 cats and dogs with identity issues.