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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 20, 2010

    Life

    Life: Sometimes you’re the penguin, sometimes you’re the whale.

    News/Politics

    Unemployment Extensions: After Obama put on the pressure, it looks like Unemployment insurance will be extended for the next three months – right up until a couple of weeks before the election.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 19, 2010

    Breaking news

    Breaking News, American Style. Via Prosebeforehos.

    News/Politics

    Gulf Oil Disaster: The cap remains on British Petroleum’s oil geyser, but an apparent leak and “undetermined anomalies” mean the happy ending is still a long way off.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 14, 2010

    Monsters
    The arrival of heavily armed monsters barely caused a stir with most Americans (HT Dvorak).

    News/Politics

    Small Banks Can Bite It: Seems the bailout of mega-banks has hurt smaller banks. But they can deal with it themselves.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 13, 2010

    Yes, they survived. See Boing Boing for more on a Holocaust Survivor, his daughter & Grand children dancing at concentration camps and memorials throughout Europe.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 12, 2010

    Spain world cup
    Spain celebrates it’s first World Cup triumph (AFP)

    World Cup

    Spain Takes First World Cup: In a game that featured two beautiful teams playing rough-and-tumble soccer, Andre Iniesta hit an overtime goal to give Spain it’s first World Cup title as it beat Netherlands 1-0, and concluded a successful World Cup in South Africa.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 9, 2010

    dexter
    LeBron James may be new to town, but he better learn that Miami belongs to Dexter Morgan.

    Headlines

    Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter – the least possible sentence – after shooting an immobilized and unarmed Oscar Grant on the Oakland Subway system. Here’s how some media organizations described the aftermath:

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 5, 2010

    Hot Dog
    It’s a Hot Dog!

    Odd News

    Eating Anarchy: Competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut won the annual Coney Island “Stuff your Face With Hot Dogs” thing, his fourth victory in the event. Chaos later ensued, when legendary eater Takeru Kobayashi – who is starting his own eating league, I think – crashed the party and was later arrested. Dear Lord, we are stupid people.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – June 30, 2010

    Larry King

    Larry King will retire from CNN. This may be the straw that breaks America’s back.

    News

    Oil-Soaked Beaches: With Hurricanes pushing the waters, oil is hitting more and more beaches, making this disaster a lot more real to many.

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