Lazy Linking, 44th in an Occasional Series

Stuff I liked lately on the Internets:

44.1. Michael Oh reminds us that Japan needed our prayer and help well before the triple tragedy. The casualty total from the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown is likely to hit 25,000 . . . but the nation's annual suicide count is 30,000.

44.2. This is why I call 9th Street the "Italian/Chinese/Mexican/Vietnamese Market." Immigrants rule! If people are looking for a place to bust their tail to make an honest trade for themselves and their families, shouldn't we want more of them and not fewer?

44.3. BMW sees a future of mass migration to dense mega-cities that are not nearly as car-dependent, so it's making a big bet on technologies that will help people move around without cars. Now that's what I call good hedging.

44.4. Frank Wu lectures on the future of civil rights and civic engagement in multiracial America. Read his book, "Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White."

44.5. A Grand Unified Theory of humor. Benign violations? Brilliant.
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