Thursday, March 6, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Actually…

Posted By on Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 10:13 AM

HERE

All that snow and all that rain created all this flooding in Spokane. And it ate up two cars. (SR)

The investigation into the South Hill murder of Doug Carlile expands to a North Dakota Indian tribe. (SR)

The Idaho Sheriffs’ Association supports letting Idahoans carry concealed firearms on college campuses. (KREM)

Coeur d’Alene man tries to escape police by climbing into an attic crawl space of a Coeur d’Alene car wash.

THERE

That nobody-called-the-police-for-the-murder-of-Kitty-Genovese story, fodder for moral theorists and college lecturers everywhere, is basically false. That also goes for fellow famous Psych 101 anecdotes like the Stanford Prison Experiment and the electric Stanley Milgram experiment. Now, when anyone brings one of these examples up, you can be all like, “Actualllllly….” (New Yorker)

Crimea raises the possibility of actually joining Russia. (Washington Post)

How jerk Spider-Man stood up a cancer survivor. (Page Six)

The SAT nixes the writing test, returns to 1600, and takes out all them fancy smart-people words. (NY Times Magazine.)

RISE OF THE PENGUIN

This, thankfully, probably says more about the New York Times' penchant for bogus trend stories than the sartorial direction of our nation. But it's still terrifying. The return of the monocle. (NYT)

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