Sterile neutrinos? I think particle physics has gotten away from me. At least they didn't discover it on the bridge of the Enterprise, with the Klingons closing in, right before the last commercial. (Thanks to Frank Glover for the link.)
Are hipsters gone yet? Does their Weltanschauung capture the Zeitgeist? Or is it only a façade hiding the real bête noir? Will we miss them? Are you sick of dumb-ass questions yet? (Thanks to Pete Albrecht for the link.)
And just when you think politics (even in my own relatively sane state of Colorado) can't get any weirder, well...
The Pontiac marque officially died this past Sunday. My grandfather Harry Duntemann always bought Pontiacs. His '53 had an amber-colored glass Indian as a hood ornament, and my mother owned his loaded '57 Chieftan from 1961-1967. It was a cool car with a very big engine, and given that my mom was used to driving tiny little Nash Ramblers from the mid-1950s, it was easy for her her to daydream and suddenly realize she was doing 80. I'll miss Pontiacs. And my next car will almost certainly be a Ford, for reasons I don't need to explain.