Harper's Weekly Review

You subscribe to the Harper's Weekly Review email, right? Of course you do. It's kind of hard to gulp down all the things they summarize so quickly (particularly as there are so many horrible things that happen in the world), but by refraining from commentary, the starkness of the terrible things manages to somehow fit next to the blatantly ridiculous as the world goes to hell in a handbasket. If you didn't catch it this morning, perhaps you'll permit me to point out two of the awful/ridiculous news pieces from the week (aside from Steve Wynn giving Picasso the elbow):
  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan collapsed from fasting during Ramadan. His security staff rushed him unconscious to the hospital and accidentally locked him in his car; they fought for ten minutes to break the car's reinforced windows with a sledgehammer and chisel.
  • A Massachusetts elementary school banned tag.

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