1 THE CIVIL WAR IS HISTORY Specifically, history that’s 150 years old today. And it still manages to stir up trouble, as illustrated in this great All Things Considered piece that you should take the time to listen to.
2 B.C.’S OLYMPIC LOSSES CLIMBING It looks like they’ll be on the hook for at least $230 million, if not more.
3 WE’VE GOT THE JESUS NAILS! The director of an upcoming documentary says that the nails used in Jesus’ crucifixion have been found. Or, at least he thinks that they probably have, considering that they were found in a place that may have been the burial place for the man who sentenced Jesus to death. And they probably aren’t just some nails or something.
4 WHAT’S UP IN EGYPT? They’ve convicted a blogger for blogging, that’s what! Just more proof of the scary amount of power that the Egyptian military still holds. That, and they run resort hotels. They’re clearly up to no good.
5 EVANGELICAL SCHOOL BLOCKS PAPER’S WEBSITE And Jerry Falwell, Jr., the chancellor for Liberty University, wants you all to know that it’s a private institution and “we don’t have to give a reason and we’re not” about why they blocked the site for a local paper. They probably wanted their students to focus on all the Jesus artifacts the Guardian U.K. is reporting on.
6 PIKE LAKE REFUGEE A Florida woman is claiming refugee status in Saskatchewan since she believes that her 30 year sentence for having sex with a 16 year old boy is unjust.
And, in my recommended Bonus of the day, Cute Roulette. It’s like Chatroulette, except replace random penises with random videos of cute animals.
Thanks to Stephen and Mason for links.
UPDATE: Fixed my grammar in Item Six.