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Achenblog: June 10, 2007 - June 16, 2007

Pluto a Loser Again; Plus Nature Gone Wild

This just in: Our favorite Kuiper Belt Object, the thing formerly known as The Planet Pluto -- having already endured the ignominy of being demoted to the status of "dwarf planet" (and heckled on the street by cruel and...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 14, 2007; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Richard Rorty; Huge Bird-Like Dinosaur

[This just in: Don Herbert, a k a Mr. Wizard, has passed away. Our boodler Curmudgeon writes: "In the pantheon of science educators and popularizers, this guy was Da Vinci and Michaelangelo ... When I was a kid, Saturday...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 12, 2007; 7:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tony Soprano Lives; David Chase Rubbed Out

[SPOILERS ABUNDANT IF YOU HAVEN'T YET SEEN THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE SOPRANOS.] Of course it ended in a restaurant. The Sopranos was the greatest food show in the history of television. I watched three of the earlier episodes...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 11, 2007; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Red Meat Season

[My story in Outlook. Tomorrow I'll add the annotations, amendations, explications, corrections, retractions, and abject apologies to all involved.] Ron Paul often looks aghast, as though cartoon steam is about to whistle from his ears. He has the startled...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 10, 2007; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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