In the News

File this one under the “Man that makes me mad” category:

Philharmonic Agrees to Play in North Korea – Adding a cultural wrinkle to the diplomatic engagement between the United States and North Korea, the New York Philharmonic plans to visit Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, in February, taking the legacy of Beethoven, Bach and Bernstein to one of the world’s most isolated nations.

Here something that those of us in Florida don’t fully understand (nor would I want to):

OKLAHOMA CITY – A wintry storm caked the center of the nation with a thick layer of ice Monday, blacking out more than 600,000 homes and businesses, and more icy weather was on the way. At least 17 deaths in Oklahoma and Missouri were blamed on the conditions, with 15 of them killed on slick highways.

File this one under the “I’d rather be hit in the face with a shovel” category:

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Oprah and Obama tour hit South Carolina Sunday, with the talk show host and medial mogul exhorting nearly 30,000 to ignore Barack Obama‘s detractors and help him capture the Democratic nomination and the presidency.

Finally, and most importantly, in the “it couldn’t have happen to a better guy” category: