Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In the News: January 31, 2012

Jail for Man Who Attacked Police with Light Sabers: Oh, is this rich story fodder. Mythos? Psychotic break? Passion for Star Wars and fury against the Dark Side?

In Classic vs. Modern Violins, Beauty is in the Ear of the Beholder: the New York Times has had several articles on this lately...also pertaining to cellos, which Stradivari also made. Even as not-a-classical-musician, I've heard of Stradivarius instruments, and understood them to be considered important. This kind of iconoclastic debate is interesting.

London's Big Ben is Leaning and Parliament Sinking: considering what I've read of various cities where portions of them sank (Seattle, Venice...), it's interesting to see if this is true, how bad it gets, and how London will react.

TSA Confiscates Cupcake; Frosting a Risk:  it would take a damn dedicated terrorist to frost a cupcake with C4 (or whatever), thereby (in my opinion) wasting it. Interestingly, my Aunt Alicia once brought a Key Lime Pie on carry-on from Tampa and it was fine (And delicious). This was in 2008.

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