Okay, I have two new favorite blogs:
Awkward Family Photos. I could spend all day looking at these, and it would be a glorious day filled with laughter and mockery.
And OMG an entire blog devoted to interspecies friendships? Let's Be Friends. How have I missed this for so long? Too bad they haven't updated since 2007.
And on a more serious note, here's a sad and fascinating article from Boston.com about John Nathans, a baseball catcher who was hit in the head with a bat by Jose Offerman. After being hit in the leg with a pitch Offerman charged the mound with bat in hand (Roid rage much?), swinging twice- one swing broke the pitcher's finger and the other one hit Nathans in the back of the head, causing a severe concussion. The injury ended Nathan's career and left him with permanent vertigo, headaches, and nausea. Offerman was arrested for assault but granted probation, and Nathans is now suing him for $4.8 million dollars. I'm of the belief that American society is far too litigious and if it were up to me, I would probably dismiss 90% of all lawsuits. However, in this instance I think Nathans deserves every penny.