Choose the Right Apple: I was wondering what use they’d find for those revolting “Red Delicious” apples… and I was rewarded with a belly-laugh!
Life is not a coin flip: Just because two outcomes are possible doesn’t mean that the odds are 50-50… illustrated in a crude but funny way.
Dog tracks down ailing owner at hospital: I suspect that some dogs are more mentally interesting than we commonly suppose. My dog Mae has more mental powers than I know how to use, but she seems perfectly happy to use them to frustrate Conrad in their no-holds-barred wrestling matches. She doesn’t lack brainpower, but only big enough goals!
Pig Farmers Face Pressure on the Size of the Sty: I’d like to see more honest discussion of the ethical questions about animal husbandy, as the pros and cons of the various methods are often more complex than people think. This article on crates in pig farming seems like a good start.
Paralyzed woman from Queens now wants life support: The critical point is that the court granted her the right to end her own life, despite the opposition from her parents, who feared that suicide would prevent her from going to heaven. That’s a win for individual rights and the separation of church and state!