Hero of the Capitol

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This is one that will go completely over the heads of the younger generation, but those of us old enough to remember the comic books of the 1960s and 70s will remember the back page ads for Charles Atlas, "The World's Most Perfectly Developed Man".

In the news this week is New York Congressman Michael Grimm, who after President Obama's State of the Union speech threatened to throw reporter Michael Scotto over a balcony in the U.S. Capitol, after the reporter had had the temerity to question Grimm about his campaign finances.


Media Feeding Frenzy

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Who's happiest about the New York Yankees' signing of pitcher Masahiro Tanaka? The Yankees' other Japanese players, Ichiro Suzuki and Hiroki Kuroda, can't be unhappy that they very likely will face greatly reduced scrutiny (except for the thousands of questions they will be asked about Tanaka) from the Japanese media hordes that will descend on the Yankees from the first moments of pitcher-catcher spring training.



Advice to Future Emperors

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From an atypically casual family portrait released by the imperial family. In which we imagine Emperor Akihito explaining to his grandson Japan's position on the Senkaku Islands, which are highly coveted (and claimed) by China.
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