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Tuesday,  04/07/15  08:55 PM

Man is it *cold* out here today.  Brrr...  Too cold to ride.  Even too cold to think!  But not too cold to blog...

Deborah Harry, Tom Petty, and Ronnie SpectorHow great was this: Tom Petty backing Deborah Harry at the Whisky?  (I saw Alannah Myles there, does that count?)

So, Rand Paul is running for President.  "I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government."  Sounds good, but ... I just can't get excited about him.  I don't think he will be the GOP candidate.

In re Indiana: Tim Cook, end the hypocrisy.  "Tim Cook’s message [about Indiana] seems rather ironic in light of the fact that Apple willingly does business with some of the most virulently anti-gay nations on the planet."  This is the challenge when business leaders start staking out political views.  I wonder if Tim Cook will think this through?

Glenn Reynolds: You've probably breaking the lot right now.  "While a century or two ago nearly all crime was traditional common-law crime - rape, murder, theft and other things that pretty much everyone should know are bad - nowadays we face all sorts of 'regulatory crimes' in which intuitions of right and wrong play no role, but for which the penalties are high."  Ignorance of the law is not only a valid excuse, it's inevitable.

the Boneshaker Big WheelA cross between a penny-farthing and the Burning Man strandbeest: the Boneshaker Big Wheel.  Wow.  That's just about all I can say.

Only on the Internet: Science Babe takes down Food Babe.  "Hari's rule?  'If a third grader can't pronounce it, don't eat it.'  My rule?  Don't base your diet on the pronunciation skills of an eight-year-old."  Hehe.

baby elephant gets help crossing a roadHow did the baby elephant cross the road?  With help from two adult elephants.  Cuteness overload.

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