I have a few more papers to grade and I wrap up exams next Friday. Until I can finally crawl out from this pile of paper, here are two random-yet-fascinating diversions:
Why is this day different from all other days: Tony Blair, Willie Mays, Sigmund Freud, and Orson Welles were all born today, May 6, plus Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile barrier on this day in 1954.
Telecomedy, or The Limits of Antitrust: Stephen Colbert explains the history of AT&T. (Thanks, RZ)