In the neurosis/worrying department
Can Lasers Really Bring Down Planes Actually, yes, says Slate, which is also asking What Is Dioxin, Anyway? Where does it come from? And are its effects reversible?, in case you’re worried about that dinner you had with Viktor Yushchenko a couple of months ago (after flying there, of course). However, you might be relieved to learn that you can continue to annoy people while flying — not just while you’re on the ground, since apparently This week . . . the Federal Communications Commission is to consider how to ease the ban on cell phones in aircraft.
Meanwhile, at NRO they want to know WHO’s Afraid of Bird Flu?, but if you are, bear in mind that wearing a yellow bracelet while confined in hospital means “do not resucitate”.
If it’s any consolation (via Viking Pundit), UGLINESS CAN be good for you — especially if you are not rich, powerful, or politically connected, at least when it comes to windmill farms. As far as Extreme Makeovers go, you’re on your own. I wouldn’t try it.