It's been a dramatic week and with guests Pat Sajak and Jonah Goldberg, we cover it all on the podcast: Japan, nukes, budgets, questionably named hotels, and crystal balls, all while battling the Skype Gods. It's worth it though.
Come hell or high water, we bring you the links:
- First, the really important stuff: The Presidential Brackets, brought to you in part by the Official Ricochet NCAA Bracket Pools. Fill yours out today (or before Thursday at 9AM PT).
- Jonah's Los Angeles Times column is here.
- Fark.com is a geek oriented website that is fond of pointing out the absurdity of new coverage and commentary. They missed it on this one, though.
- Friend of The Podcast Harry Shearer's tweets about using the ocean to power electricity generating turbines seems --oh how do we say this-- optimistic and even quaint.
- The China Syndrome was released in 1979, just 12 days before the event at Three Mile Island. The title refers to what would happen if the core of a nuclear reactor got so hot that it would melt a hole all the way to China. We're interested to find out what title the movie was released under in the Far East.
- Here's the story about the reactor engineer who quit 35 years ago (!) because he disagreed with the way the reactors had been designed. What a whistleblower!
- John Podhoretz's item predicting the demise of nuclear power. Ricochet contributor Mike Murphy's tweet lauding the Obama administration's continuing support of nuclear power.
- Hey Rob -- you can already get a cell phone planted in your head. Hello? HELLO?
- James Lileks' Ricochet post "Goodbye To Dependable Juice" is here.
- The Farmer's Daughter Hotel is located in fabulous West Hollywood, CA. You can check out anytime you like...
- Jonah's piece for NRO on the hysteria over Japan’s nuclear reactors is here. His post on The Corner about The GOP Presidential Funk is here.
- It's true: Meghan McCain did endorse Mitt Romney for president. National Review called it "the kiss of death."
- Our own Peter Robinson wrote about George Will's man crush on Mitch Daniels last month.
- Here's Rich Lowry's piece on Obama that metaphorically compares him to a show horse.
- No, we're not going to link to Martini Shot for a third consecutive week. Not gonna do it.
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