—George Steinbrenner died this past week. He was 80.
—Rush Limbaugh has his own take on Steinbrenner. “That cracker made a lot of African-Americans millionaires…He fired a bunch of white guys as managers left and right.” Ouch. Al Sharpton ain’t too pleased about that. Whatever.
—Gravity is just an illusion. So says Dutch physicist Erik Verlinde in a paper that came out earlier this year. His basic contention is that gravity is simply a byproduct of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, that is, nature’s propensity to tend toward a disordered state rather than an ordered state.
–Kim Kardashian has a new beau. Here are five things you need to know about him. One more: He’s brain dead.