8/1 Morning Communiqué
CITY PAGES BLOGS
Mel Gibson enters rehab at American idle
Money may be able to buy happiness after all--especially when it is poured into healthcare and education. That is the idea suggested by a new ranking of countries in terms of the happiness of their people.
University of Portsmouth scientists say they have solved the mystery of why prehistoric flying reptiles grew crests on their heads, suggesting they were used to attract attention from the opposite sex.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Find podcasts of interviews of local musicians the first of every month (with blog posts tossed in throughout the month) at Minneapoliscast.
Joshuah Bearman plays border volleyball over a fence dividing California and Mexico.
Attu compiles the ten worst products from Sky Mall, the airplane catalog.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"Look up the definition of liberal. We hug trees. We hug each other. We hug people of the same sex and want to marry each other. It's the other side that we need to get to hold their arms out a little bit and coochey-coo."
-- Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, in a Reuters interview, on being approached by conservatives ready to make peace with him