The streets are paved with diamonds:

— Elena Kagan’s family sound like pretty typical Jews from Manhattan, i.e. very normal for me, but will it play in Peoria?

— The call that derived our boys of the winning goal in the Slovenia game looked ridiculous to me, but I’m biased and don’t know anything about soccer so I’m glad to see that British newspapers saw it the same way I did.

— Kobe Bryant and reputation dynamics.


— Sharon Angle says she wants a revolution.

— This makes sense to me but even if highlighting climate change when talking about energy doesn’t make sense, surely Obama has an obligation (to the truth, if nothing else) to consistently mention it.

Heading to my hometown for an old friend’s wedding. Here’s TMBG “New York City”.