If Rape Makes You Pregnant, Ladies, It Wasn't Rape: Representative Todd Akin, the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, is another Tea Party treasure. Because, obviously, "If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Tony Scott Jumped From a Bridge in LA to His Death: He was the director of Top Gun, True Romance, and most recently Unstoppable, the brother of Ridley Scott, and he was 68 years old. He "scaled an 8- to 10-foot fence and jumped off without any hesitation."
Gu Kailai Will Not Get Death, the Treatment of Less Well-Connected Criminals in China: From her own writings as a lawyer/author, what happens in China is that "if you clearly kill somebody, they'll arrest you, try you and shoot you." It's hard to be disappointed that a person won't be killed, but maybe less so for the friends and families of the other 4,000 people executed every year in China.
Slog Is Rooting for You, Diana!: Diana Nyad is full speed ahead after surviving a night of repeated stings to her neck, lips, hand, and forehead by dangerous jellyfish on her marathon swim from Havana to Florida. This is her third try through the Straits of Florida, and she would be the first person ever to do it without a shark cage. She began Saturday and is scheduled to arrive Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday, she'll turn 63.
Where Are They Now, Tobacco Lawyers Edition: They're going after food manufacturers like General Mills, Heinz, and PepsiCo.
Disney Sees Money in the Prospect of Educating Your Children: So does Murdoch's News Corporation, NBC, and the owners of the TV channel TLC.
Overextended: Behind how Fareed's plagiarism is different from Jonah's. Whatever you're doing, stop doing so many things at once.
The New Burma: Media censorship officially abolished.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Has Zapped a Rock: The zapping vaporized the rock. This rover will be vaporizing left and right, FYI.
"People either go all out or they don't act spiteful at all": Science says you're either pretty spiteful or pretty spiteless. Which are you?
Please Meet a Man Who Loves a Duck: Have you considered the charms of ducks recently? Jim Higgins spends his life carving duck decoys. If you are in the neighborhood this summer, you should probably visit the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Md.
Scott McKenzie, the singer of this song, has passed on. But his voice is still right here.