50 Years Later

“On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand.”  The Tower documentary will show on PBS Tuesday night, check it out here for the trailer and other ways to watch.

Some ALL CAPS context –

On the Media’s latest podcast is “See You in Court .”  Fifty-five minutes of historical context for judicial review of executive action, anti-protest bills introduced in state legislatures, and how protestors gave Milo a sales bump.

Data Nerds Mourn

Hans Rosling, who made data dance, died on Tuesday.  Christopher Ingraham’s remembrance in the Washington Post has links to his most popular presentations.  (Ingraham moved to Red Lake Falls, MN last year after writing about how it is located in “the worst” county in the United States, according to a USDA map that quantifies natural amenities.  He knows a little bit about data himself.)

Funny but True

Hat tip to Aaron Brown of Minnesota Brown for this


short film  (12 minutes) send up of multiple platform fame pursuit.  Not the same thing as striving to be thought leaders with a blog.  Nope, not at all.