* Uncle Arne gives a speech. I agree with basically everything he says, or at least everything in this bullet-pointed version as published. I think the "doctors and lawyers don't work nine months a year" line is a little glib, but I am broadly in favor of increased school time.
*Fun with Blogger stats, updated. So in my post marveling over Blogger stats, I was amazed that I had people coming to my blog after searching for auto mechanics. Well, it turns out that I actually wrote a post about auto mechanics. 'Course, it wasn't about auto mechanics. Further, it turns out that the person who got here looking for auto mechanics left a comment on the blog. It got caught in the spam filter. S/he asked for advice on how to find auto mechanics. Poor devil.