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April 08, 2007

Go for a ride on the Real Estate Roller Coaster. A century of inflation-adjusted U.S. real-estate prices presented as a real life roller coaster ride. ... wherein you will discover, there is something decidedly odd about the last few years....
Your favorite film? I'm looking for awesome films that I may not have seen before. I've seen the tired old AFI Top 100, and IMDB favorites are probably a bit too mainstream. What do you say? What are some of your personal favorites? New ones, oldies, indies, whatever are fine it's all good as long as it's English or English-subtitled.
Chuck Shepherd has just published his News of The Weird weekly column Number One Thousand. That is almost 20 years of weirdness! more inside
Polish witch hunt. "Under the law, which was passed last October and entered into force on 15 March this year, 700,000 Poles are required to confess any collaboration with the communists between 1945 and 1989. All senior civil servants, university professors, lawyers, headmasters and journalists born before 1972 must now confess their past sins by 15 May."
Joshua Bell as street musician. The Washington Post sets up a social experiment whereby the famous virtuoso performs anonymously for spare change at a DC metro stop. What happens? Tune in for the exciting conclusion! more inside