2-24-2010 The Day in Review

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Peter Thiel
Wired [interviews](http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/01/st_thiel/) billionaire investor (and Stanford Review founder) Peter Thiel, who has some pessimistic predictions for the future ([via](http://agenda.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YTQ4ZTcwYjM3OGJiMWZhM2U2MzlmZGFjNjAxMzIyYjU=)).

Money buys happiness.

Bernie Sanders breaks Godwin’s law.

Peter Brown compares Sarah Palin to Jesse Jackson.

WFB Biographer Sam Tanenhaus analyzes art, violence, women and the devastating case of Amy Bishop’s shooting spree in Alabama.

Bill Simmons has some advice for fixing the NBA.

Tiger Woods swings the stock market.

Good call, LA Times. Some people there say execs can’t win when they testify to Congress. Then Toyoda goes and cries.

In other Japan news, their TV is weird. Is Mikhail Gorbachev eating grilled eel on it? Oh, he is.

The internets are friendly. Who knew?

Abe Sauer looks at concealed carry laws. Meanwhile, gun fever is sweeping the nation.

Darshak Sanghavi calls hand sanitizers a waste of money.

Correlation is not causation: communication does not necessarily improve a bad relationship.

Vogue launches a separate, (but equal!) website.

Take this as a lesson, email-list spammers!

This headline appears to be forgetting the age old cure of “walking it off.”

The Hill presents a listicle about the 290 bills awaiting passage in the Senate.

Normally we can’t support twitter, but… take that, Dalai Lama!

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Go ahead and add reading to the list of things kids can figure out for themselves.

ON THIS DAY:

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Knotts as the beloved Barney Fife
In 2008, Fidel Castro “retires” as president of Cuba after almost fifty years.

Steve Jobs turns 55.

Don Knotts died today in 2006.

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