“You would think that this would be a great time to address the question of handgun proliferation, but it has hardly come up in Washington at all. This is because most politicians are terrified of the National Rifle Association. Also, the small band of gun control advocates are busy with slightly less sweeping issues, such as their ongoing but still utterly futile effort to make it illegal to sell a weapon to anyone on the terror watch list.” —More Guns, Fewer Hoodies - NYTimes.com
Okay I have real work to do and you guys broke my ask box.
Here’s some Doctors for the ten billion people who asked.
I still miss the 9th Doctor
7 years ago today, the Doctor grabbed Rose Tyler’s hand and told her to run.
“I knew of Rasputin. He’d lived, I’d thought, in a Russian palace with the Romanov czar, Nicholas II, and had magically healed the czar’s son from a supposedly incurable disease, then gained great sway over the Romanov family, and then, in a ghastly scene, was shot, clubbed and poisoned to death by a group of noblemen just before the start of the Russian Revolution. In my mind, all this happened in a different age. The pictures I’d seen showed him with a 19th century beard, dressed in robes. How could somebody talking to me in a diner on 7th Avenue have also talked to somebody that ancient? It just didn’t seem possible. Yet the old guy said, “Rasputin and my dad were friends. He used to come over for tea.” —I love love love both a) Robert Krulwich and b) The idea of human wormholes. Can’t wait to watch the embedded videos included here. ‘Rasputin Was My Neighbor’ And Other True Tales Of Time Travel : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR