- Huffpo points out that this story, Voices of the Fallen, has been underplayed in the media and blogs. Point taken, Huffers.
Yet they still have stories to tell, stories that bear hearing, and remembering. In letters and journals and e-mails, the war dead live on, their words—urgent, honest, unself-conscious—testament to the realities of combat. What do they have to say to us? This special issue of NEWSWEEK is an attempt to answer that question. We have collected the correspondence of American soldiers at war in Iraq, accounts written not for the public but for those they loved—wives, husbands, children, parents, siblings. Each of the warriors whose words are excerpted here died in the line of duty.
Check out the stories–they’ll break your heart.
- We’re paying one of our Astronauts to run the Boston Marathon . . .<i>while in space.</i> Your tax dollars hard at work, ladies and gents. Maybe it’s so she can deliver the mail?
- Also via BoingBoing, pencils made from cremated humans. Now <i>that’s</i> what I call recycling.
- Apparently, Finnish politics are now to be conducted in Klingon. (via Newsoftheweird):
In March, incumbent parliamentary candidate Jyrki Kasvi launched the new version of his campaign Web site, written entirely in the Star-Trek language Klingon.
That’s the world we live in, folks.