Patt Morrison for August 21, 2012

Missouri Senate-Rape Comments

GOP urges Rep. Akin to shut the whole thing down

After his incendiary remarks on “legitimate rape,” Republicans want Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the race for the Missouri Senate. By law, he has until 5 pm Central Time today to do so, but he’s already told radio show host Mike Huckabee that he won’t do that.
San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers
When it comes to the effects of athletics on lifespans, most would expect physical sports like football or mixed martial arts could lead to shorter lives. Despite the rigorous athletic training and proper nutrition these sports require, the substantial hits athletes take in these sports could theoretically mean a shorter life after retirement compared to less physical sports.

Diana Nyad abandons attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida

After 41 hours, 45 minutes, and multiple jellyfish stings, 62-year-old long distance swimmer Diana Nyad’s attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida has come to an end. Nyad faced lightning, wind, hypothermia and other challenges on her fourth attempt to complete the swim in nearly 35 years.

Trying to understand the mindset of the Class of 2016

Every year since 1998, Beloit College in Wisconsin has published a ‘Mindset List’ for the incoming class of freshman who aim to graduate four years later. The list compiles a set of cultural touchstones that set the new generation apart and also serves as a sort of reality check for older generations who view the youth of the day with the same questioning eye that was once cast their way.
Humphrey Bogart
In the classic movie Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart’s character never says “Play it again, Sam.” Really. Look it up. What Bogey’s American expatriate, Rick Blaine, really said is "If she can stand it, I can.
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