Monks. Al Franken. Oysters. Here's a little roundup of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:
- Should Christians celebrate Passover? And does an oyster belong on the Seder plate?
For three months last year the Gulf Coast oil spill was the major topic of news reports all over the world. From the explosion on April 20, 2010, until the capping of the gushing well on July 15, 2010, the headlines were consumed with images and dialogue about the tragedy unfolding before our very eyes. Shortly after the news of the capping, the government reported that “most” of the oil was gone, and that things were getting back to normal. The camera crews packed up. The reporters turned in their hotel room keys and gathered their deductible tax receipts. And they all left. Kumbaya, the oil was gone, and the world was normal again. The world could move on to other, more pressing interests. That is … the rest of the world could move on to other, more pressing interests.
While working as an entertainer on a cruise ship, I often sat in one of the many distinguished seats on board that reflected my status.
Some authorities in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, are upset that they didn't get a permit to build rock dykes between barrier islands to keep the BP oil spill out of fragile estuaries.
The captain was the first to smell it. He told us that the ocean didn't used to smell this way. Then, we all smelled it.