Miscellaneous and Fast
Max Boot is impressed by the Obama national security team.
Thinking cars: Jalopnik lists the ten biggest turkeys.
Researcher discovers the world's shortest joke.
A 1908 poster for a play about Edgar Allen Poe.
On this day: In 1095 Pope Urban II ordered the first Crusade.
When life is a novel: A retirement party.
Daniel Duane on The Great Las Vegas Steak Project.
Eagle Optics knows binoculars.
William Butler Yeats: When You are Old.
Paul Graham on why to start a startup in a bad economy.