28 January 2009

Names, too much reality and a good life

I love the New York Times. Aside from the general desire to be a somewhat well-informed citizen, they have great op-eds, great Obama coverage, and totally random other stuff, like these recent pieces:

1. Shakespeare asked what was in a name, claiming that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Well, sometimes, the bard is wrong, and it just isn't true. Imagine being one of these people and how old the jokes would get. I vow never to make fun of anyone from being from a place like Crapstone ever again.

2. A creepy answer to "How do you know society's obsession with fame and reality entertainment has gone too far?"

3. In more positive news, John McPherson shows that one can make a difference in seemingly tiny ways.

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