Monday, June 17, 2013

“I read the news today, oh boy ...” (Post-Father’s Day Edition)

As I stumbled onto this video of Bill Whittle from April of 2012, I was thankful for two things. One was that, for all its faults, the Fairfax County Public School system does manage to raise the bar high enough for its students, to avoid the ire of those who pay some of the highest property taxes in America. The other thing is that even my less-than-thirty-year-old son dumps on his own generation for being this shallow.

Now then, elsewhere on planet Earth:

Commuters from New Jersey to Manhattan got on the highway to hell recently, as a 40-minute bus ride became two-and-a-half hours. (

So, you're disabled, you're going to Disney World, and you'd like to earn some throwing-around money while you're there. Have we got a plan for you! (NBC News)

Not long ago, we reported on the prospect of a flying car in mass production. But if the price is too rich for your blood, we found the next best thing out of the Czech Republic. (ABC News)

We also reported lately of a woman who read her high-school sweethearts letters dating back to World War II. Well, imagine someone finding a whole stack of letters from that part of history, and then finding the writer's family. (

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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