- Over at Althouse, one of the topics was music and coffeehouses. (The post title is "Sometimes the music in the café is so bad...that you suspect the barista is playing a CD made by her friend who has a band.") The comments section veers off into a discussion of how jazz and coffeehouses were once very closely intertwined, so of course, I offer up my two
- A year ago, Dave Barry went on hiatus from regular column-writing, a break that was to last at least through 2005. This week, he announced that the hiatus will continue indefinitely (among other things, he has a young daughter and doesn't want to miss any crucial "daddy time" with her). Over at his blog (which will continue daily), many of us wish him well.
KEY QUOTE (from his announcement): "I also tried to get better at the guitar, but I failed. Although I am definitely louder."
- Also at Dave's blog, he's feeling old, because a DJ hired for party he'll be attending came up with the amazingly ignorant quote, ""The thing is, there were no dance songs in the Sixties. My stuff starts in the Seventies." Many people take issue with this in the comments, and we hear from the son of Tommy James of "Mony Mony" fame.
- A passenger on a recent troubled Alaska Airlines flight photoblogged the incident and was then inexplicably slammed by many of the commenters to his post (hat tip: Instapundit). But wait...it turns out that several of the most offensive commenters were traced to an IP address at the airline. Oops...
But maybe this should be extended to cats, too: A woman in West Virginia was accidentally locked out of her car by her own cat.