3/21: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Watch Diablo Cody of the Pussy Ranch on The Late Show with David Letterman at Culture To Go.

THESE DAYS

Doctors pronounced Ethan Myers brain dead after a car accident dealt the 9-year-old a severe brain injury in 2002. Yet, thanks partly to a video game system, Myers has caught up with his peers in school.

A study from the Journal of Research Into Personality by Jack and Jeanne Block tracked 100 kids from their 1960s nursery school days to the present and found the whiny kids tended to grow up conservative, and turned into rigid young adults, while the confident kids turned out liberal and were still hanging loose, turning into bright, non-conforming adults with wide interests.

Dubai, which agreed this month to sell its interest in U.S. ports, said its $1.2 billion takeover of a U.K. company with U.S. plants that make military equipment is delayed while the authorities investigate security concerns.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Blogging on Malachi Constant, Veronica Mars, and Earth/asteroid collisions can be found at Planetarium.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Fans of Office Space can download their T.P.S. Report coversheets here. What? You didn't get the memo? I'll send it to you again.

What was song was No.1 on the day you were born? "Everyday People" by Sly & The Family Stone: the only cool thing about me. What was No. 1 on the day you were born? Leave it in the comments!

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I went through a big 'me' situation last year with a guy who was all about 'me.'"

-- Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Brad "Major Dad" Childress, busting on Pro Bowl quarterback Daunte Culpepper at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon

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