We've subscribed to the Sunday edition of our local paper, The Indianapolis Star, for some time. It's a pleasure to be able to peruse the paper with my morning coffee. This morning, the Star started sending us a free trial subscription to the daily edition. I wasn't able to read the paper today, due in part to a blackout that knocked out power to 15,000 customers, including us. But I hope to wake up 15 minutes earlier so I can enjoy the paper on the porch swing in the mornings.
Speaking of newspapers, while I was visiting Louisville I found an article on the arcade game Dance Dance Revolution in the Courier-Journal. I was unable to locate an online version of the story either at the C-J or the Stamford Advocate, where it originally ran (though I found one at Salon.com), but my search of the Advocate led me to this story about a magician who performed one of Harry Houdini's escapes, emerging from a straitjacket suspened 40 feet in the air. Magician Mike Schroeder performed the stunt to celebrate the new 37-cent Harry Houdini stamp. Cool!
Finally, I learned from NPR this morning that baseball legend Ted Williams passed away this weekend. Williams racked up impressive batting stats despite spending some of his prime years as a fighter pilot in WWII and Korea. He's the last person to have achieved a .400 average (so far, anyway).
Much going on today; I'm catching up with work after the four-day weekend, I'm planning some longer posts on a number of topics (including adding some seriously belated commentary to the discussion on Ann Coulter undertaken by Meryl, Dodd, and Susanna, among others), I have an article to submit to Destroy all Monsters, I want to write some movie and anime reviews, and there's other stuff going on as well, which I plan to mention when the timeis right. I'll post as the opportunity permits.