Gongol.com Archives: February 2010
Brian Gongol

February 26, 2010

Humor and Good News Why the West had to win the Cold War
So that today, anyone around the world can use an American website (eBay) to buy a Chinese-made oil painting of a British prime minister (the great Margaret Thatcher)

News Killer whale lives up to name, takes third human life
If this were a dog, it would have been euthanized after the first. We have such a peculiar set of standards for right and wrong when it comes to wild animals kept in captivity. For the record, though, a bonsai tree has never killed anyone.

News A surprising number of people are hit and killed by New York subway trains every month
Eight people have been hit in the last two weeks -- about twice the usual rate, but even that rate is pretty stunning. Apparently, there's a person hit by one of those trains every three or four days on average. A significant number are suicide attempts, but many are accidents. For perspective, though, 256 people were killed in NYC vehicular traffic last year.

Humor and Good News Read this book: "F Minus: This Can't Be Legal"

Broadcasting Radio on demand: Debt to China puts us in diplomatic handcuffs

Broadcasting Radio on demand: Is the iPad anything to get really excited about?

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