Sunday Reading: Maybe a High Speed Chase Wasn’t the Best Idea After All
Welcome back to another week of Sunday reading. This week Quidditch kids swarmed the campus, reminding us just how nerdy we are. Parents took over, alternately looking lost and trying to reclaim their college days, and Middkids occupied the path between the Library and Mead Chapel. Outside of Middlebury, other stuff has been happening:
ISRAEL: In a trade with the Palestinian militant faction Hamas, Israel will be releasing 477 prisoners, many of which have been convicted of murder, manslaughter, or intentionally causing death. Few will be returning home, however.
CRIME: Ever thought about evading the police in a high speed car chase? Best way to escape/elude the police in a district with a strict pursuit policy, among other things. A former policeman answers this question , and convinced me that although it sounds fun, it’s probably a bad idea.
BUSINESS: So even without Steve Jobs, Apple is worth a lot of money. Like, a lot. More than the entire economy of Singapore, more than two entire Apollo space programs, or the entire NFL times ten. More of this here.
MOVIES: With the official release of the Lion King 3D (I still don’t know how I feel about that,) I bring you: 17 things you might not have known about the Lion King. My favorite? #3: The film’s writers referred to the film in private as ‘Bamblet,’ noting the similarity between their movie’s plot and those of ‘Bambi’ and ‘Hamlet.’
HAIR: I’ve decided to list this week’s links in terms of descending helpfulness in terms of, you know, reality. This writer lists the best 10 TV characters, according to hair. I would have to say I agree with her on most accounts, although Connie Britton from Friday Night Lights deserves a spot (shameless plug for my current TV obsession.)
Well, that’s all folks. Go do your homework. Or watch this.