Lazy Linking, 48th in an Occasional Series
What I liked lately on the Internets:
48.1. Here's a link to a new blog I am checking out, about land use law and zoning.
48.2. Dissecting which way to set up the toilet paper roll. [Hat tip: Chart Porn.]
48.3. David Brooks is right: commencement messages shouldn't be about selfishly seizing the world out there and squeezing it for all it's worth, it should be about what you can do to make a difference to those around you.
48.4. Megan McArdle argues that Anthony Weiner's Twittering habits actually are fair game for public scrutiny, while Amy Davidson suggests that what is really indicting about this episode is that it shows the Congressman is a poor assessor of risk. [Hat tip: kottke.org.]
48.5. I know there's a blog out there that makes fun of people who think Onion articles are for real, but for real, this Onion article is for real - we really do put our lives in the hands of thousands of complete strangers every day. Try not to think too hard about this.
48.6. Entrepreneur Magazine, which is all about helping entrepreneurs, is now in the business of suing them.
48.7. Governments in beautiful places can get away with offering an inferior tax and service package to their citizens. [Hat tip: Marginal Revolution.]
48.8. Another good thing about biking versus driving is that you get more closely connected with your surroundings, something you can't do when you are locked inside your hermetically sealed, climate controlled two-ton steel box. See also this article - subscription required - about how Gen Y prefers buses and trains over cars and planes because of their desire to be constantly connected to social networks.
48.9. Bees near my home.
48.10. Further signs of American decline - you can now buy Girl Scout cookies and Kool-Aid . . . deep-fried.