Jewish date: 20 Nisan 5769.
Today’s holidays: Ḥol hamMo‘edh Pesaḥ, day 5 of the ‘Omer.
Today’s quasi-holidays: Don Quixote Day (invented by me), International Moment of Laughter Day (invented by somebody else).
Worthy causes of the day: “Help Pass a Strong Global Warming Bill” and “We Want More Internet, Not Less”.
Today’s news and commentary: “New chemicals for eco-friendly paints and lubricants”: Who knew olestra would actually be useful for something other than causing gastrointestinal problems? (NOTE: It is not a slow news day. I spent too much time last night working on a review of The God Delusion.)
Today’s weird thing is “Jacob Richman's Humor Pages - Passover”, which should have enough weirdness to keep almost anyone busy. Enjoy and share the weirdness.