Jewish date: 6 ’Elul 5769.
Today’s holidays: Wednesday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time, Feast of Cagliostro.
Today’s quasi-holidays: International Dadaism Month.
Worthy causes of the day: “Sign on to the Public Option Resolution”, “Add your voice - don't forget Darfur”, and “Stop the Killing of Bluefin Tuna”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Depression's Evolutionary Roots: Two scientists suggest that depression is not a malfunction, but a mental adaptation that brings certain cognitive advantages”
- “It rhymes this time: Slang used at London ATMs”: I cannot make something like this up.