The connection between Jesse Jackson Jr, dwarfs, and pornography. Michigan union thugs beating a Fox News Contributor. Harry Belafonte on behalf of liberty and justice for all. This and more (if a little later than usual, given our special programming this time of year) from the folks at Pajamas Media.
Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth -- and beyond ...
• "Is this the real life, is this just fantasy?" Is the universe just a computer simulation? (Wow, just like in The Matrix!) Somebody out there is contemplating the Big Questions? (MIT Technology Review)
• Could porcupine quills help us design the next generation of hypodermic needles? The National Academy of Sciences may have the answer. (Smithsonian.com)
• A pig weighing nearly 300 pounds was discovered in the back of a wrecked car in Youngstown, Ohio. (Youngstown Vindicator)
• "Watch out boy, she'll chew you up." Hall & Oates wrote "Maneater" in 1982. Thirty years later comes a report that Oates is accused of biting Hall in the face. (WEWS-TV)
Mental Floss via New Advent)
And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.