Rare good news from Japan: Quick-thinking principal saves students from tsunami
Even better news from Army (be sure to read all the way to the end): Stetson hat to be new Army standard headgear (I'm picturing all those Cav guys sputtering in indignation, as is their wont.)
"Wall of Sound": I didn't even get to finish this article yet, but it's already said so many great things that I have to include it. So much has been lost in the shuffle of the switch from music listening as a communal event to music listening as a private one. Other stuff has been gained, and I think it's impossible to tally up which world was better, the one before recorded sound or after.
In other news, Eva's favorite show, "Backyardigans", has a way of making me feel like I'm insane, like when I overhear lines like "There's that cowboy drummer on the raft again!" (Polka Palace Party episode). But I love it because of lines like this:
I'm big, I'm furry, I'm in no hurry
I like raisins on spaghetti
stomp stomp stomp get ready
stomp stomp stomp I'm a Yeti!