Aux Morts!

  Singer on Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars, co-founder of the American Basketball Association, knighted by Pope Paul VI for humanitarian work in Nigeria… And that was before his campaign for president, or his talk show. This is one of the more intriguing obituaries I’ve ever read. (Due to vocabulary and “alignment” issues, I won’t be sharing it …

Mad Cyril!

  This NPR story on meetings introduced me to the term “weapon of mass interruption,” as well as to lawmaker Cyril Northcote Parkinson: Parkinson’s Law (“It is a commonplace observation that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”) Parkinson’s Law of Triviality (Also known, excellently, as “bikeshedding.”) (Meetings don’t make me mad, Cyril…. just bummed.) …