5/2: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Better late than never: Steve Monaco's Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

THESE DAYS

Biologists at Utah State University, Logan, have run experiments that show sheep choosing the right drug to cure an illness.

Government-watchdog group Common Cause wants to know whether U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL) broke the law when she and disgraced defense contractor Mitchell Wade met at an exclusive Georgetown restaurant in early 2005.

Nearly 900 soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have been saddled with government debts as they have recovered from war, according to a report that describes collection notices going out to veterans with brain damage, paralysis, lost limbs and shrapnel wounds.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Luke Francl contributes to a few local lefty blogs, but focuses on information technology at Just Looking.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Seventeen-year-old Teddy Gambordella is a Democrat who won't be receiving any tuition assistance from his father Ted Sr. because of Junior's party affiliation. You can donate to Teddy Jr.'s college fund at One Million Reasons Why.

In the mold of PostSecret, The Saddest Thing I Own invites readers to send in images of keepsakes that bum them out. [via Boing Boing]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"The big [White House Correspondents' Dinner] news story was that the featured comedian, someone named Steve Colbert, apparently bombed. ... I wasn't surprised by this, inasmuch as I'd never heard of Steve Colbert, and it's been a long time since I heard a political humorist who was very funny. ... If you want to take a break from current events and remind yourself what it was like when comedians had no agenda other than being funny, check out this clip from the Jack Benny show on Power Line Video."

-- Power Line blogger John Hinderaker, bemoaning the state of comedy in the 21st century

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