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John Kelly's Commons: September 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009

BritNews RoundUp: Sausagephobia Edition

Some of my colleagues in the British press have no qualms about faking posing photographs. We here in the U.S. cannot, of course, condone such behavior. And yet occasionally the results are so entertaining that I have to cut the...

By John Kelly  |  September 11, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  BritNews RoundUp  
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Tweet Dreams Are Made of This: Social Media and You

There's a little kicker at the bottom of my column today announcing that I'm taking next week off. Half that time I'll be helping my daughter move into her dorm room. The other half I'll be in jolly ol', attending...

By John Kelly  |  September 10, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Let's Hear It for Hersman: NTSB on DWT

Have you ever had your cockles warmed? It's a lovely feeling. Deborah Hersman warmed the cockles of my heart yesterday. She's the new head of the National Transportation Safety Board and after her swearing-in Tuesday she ordered her staff not...

By John Kelly  |  September 9, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Distracted driving  
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Radical Civility: First We Kill All the Wireless Providers

Whose fault is it that people use cellphones inappropriately, yacking in restaurants, texting during movies? I always thought it was the person's fault, but now I'm not so sure. I saw a movie Saturday night ("Ponyo," the new Miyazaki). The...

By John Kelly  |  September 8, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Radical Civility  
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Photo Flashback: Coed Life, Circa 1942

For the last week or so, freshmen (and women) from all around the country have been arriving at Washington-area colleges. These photos--taken at American University--are from a Post picture spread in 1942, the first school year after the United States...

By John Kelly  |  September 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Photos of Washington  
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