Tale of the Norden Bombsight

Malcom Gladwell spins a fascinating story about the strange origins and ultimately twisted fate of a fabulously complicated yet practically hapless bomb-sighting device developed at extraordinary expense for the U.S. military in WWII.

It’s a wonderful metaphor for many things…

O’Reilly on Sun News

Charles Adler slobbers over Fox News star Bill O’Reilly in hopes of casting some reflected attention on his obscure Sun TV program.

I wonder if O’Reilly’s latest book will suffer the same fate as his last tome when copies of it were donated to a forward base of the U.S. military in Afghanistan?

He Carried Yellow Flowers

If you thought the “smoker” ad launched by the Herman Cain campaign was atrocious, well, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet:

If, after having watched that horrible monstrosity, you can still regard the Herminator as anything but a joke candidate effectively punking the Republican Party, I’d be amazed.