Friday Shortcuts 4/14 – I Think This Is a Joke

I Think This Is a Joke. We’ve heard of the many instances where liberal musicians publicly insist or threaten legal measures to prevent conservative politicians from co-opting their music. Now this twist from Radiohead. 

It’s Getting Hot in Here. While individual data points shouldn’t be overemphasized when assessing overarching trends, what is certain is that it has been a very warm year, and Greenland is melting unlike at than any other time on record.

Wealthy Women. Apparently China has more ultra-wealthy woman than any other country. I guess communism really does bring about gender equality after all!

Well Said. John Steinbeck’s response to the accusations of a racist priest. “[M]en of good will and good intelligence won’t care one way or another. I can prove these things of course — but when I shall have to — the American democracy will have disappeared.”

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like This Anymore. It’s the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. Enjoy.